The new Ford Flex crossover 1

There are confirmed reports from America that Ford has revealed about a new Flex crossover.

The Ford Flex was showcased at the Los Angles Motor Show and will be ready for 2013.

Many automotive experts were left quite surprised by the car’s release as the Ford Explorer is a very similar vehicle. Both are able to carry 7 passengers with the Explorer coming at a cheaper price too.

Mark Fields, who is the Executive Vice President of Ford, highlighted the difference between the car from the Explorer and all other vehicles in the Ford line-up. He said “Flex appeals to people who want to stand out from the crowd and has the highest retention rate of any vehicle in the Ford line-up,”

He went further in depth as to how the car’s qualities.

“With technologies not found in other full-size utilities, even better fuel economy and a more modern, sophisticated look, we’re offering people even more reasons to choose Flex with the new model.”

The Ford Flex will come with a V6 3.5 litre Ti-VCT engine. This will produce 20 BHP extra and improve the fuel economy 1 MPG compared to the current 2012 model. In total, the car can produce an outstanding 285 BHP.

Inside the cabin, the car will come with the Ford SYNC System as standard, which incorporates the MyFord Touch too. This means a host of typical features such as climate control and entertainment will be made easier to access.

Kenneth Williams, the systems integration engineer, said that the Ford listened to customer demands and have designed the technology around them.

He was quotes to have said “We’ve listened to our customers and have improved what they love about MyFord Touch,”

“In this upgrade, the screens have a cleaner, clearer display. The words on the screens are larger and easier to read, the pressable areas on the screen look more like buttons, and we have made the functions clearer for faster navigation.”

“What separates MyFord Touch is that there are multiple ways for customers to manage and control what they want through voice commands, menus accessed through the steering wheel controls, touch screen, buttons or knobs – whatever they prefer.”

One noticeable non-improvement was the fuel efficiency within the new Ford Flex. Will this come back to haunt them?