2009 Ford Flex crossover

2009 Ford Flex crossover
2009 Ford Flex

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.

2009 Ford Flex crossover (rear view)

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.

2009 Ford Flex crossover (side view)
2009 Ford Flex crossover (top view)
2009 Ford Flex crossover (interior, dashboard)
2009 Ford Flex crossover (interior, folding seats)

Photos: Ford

See also: 2007 Chrysler Pacifica crossover