Ford has finally unveiled its 2009 Ford Flex crossover vehicle. Based on the 2005 Ford Fairlane concept, the Flex is essentially a family van in a CUV’s cloth. While I wouldn’t recommend anyone to get this yacht on a dirty forest lane, this vehicle certainly looks a lot more practical than a normal overweight SUV with a similar seating capacity.
Planned to go on sale in the summer of 2008, the Flex will be offered with the AWD (all-wheel-drive) transmission powered by the same 3.5-liter V6 engine installed in the Ford Edge crossover.
The car will be equipped with a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The cars will come to market with side and curtain airbags for all three rows of seats and standard stability control.
See also: 2007 Chrysler Pacifica crossover