• Oct 30th 2007 at 5:14PM
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click above image for high-res pics of the FF Flex2

Funkmaster Flex made his debut last year at SEMA with a customized Expedition, and he's bringing what Ford calls "urban luxury" to the show again with the Flex2. In an awkward mix of hip hop culture and pr market lingo, the Master of Funk states that "I know what this vehicle is going to be in the urban market: It's going to be killer! Whether you're flossin' with your friends, going to the club or riding around with your girl, the Ford Flex is the next urban street vehicle, and Flex2 is my interpretation of the ultimate in street luxury."

The Flex actually has a pretty clean design, with a two-tone paint scheme and faux-brushed aluminum roof. Fender vents, grilles and a spoiler that comes from 3d Carbon. The Flex2 is lowered one inch from the standard car's height and rides on 22-inch forged rims. Inside are custom seats with Katzkin seat covers and stainless steel color stitching. DVD systems are also mounted in the headrests in the first and second rows. Click on the photo or the thumbnails below to view live shots from the show.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Now thats flossed out for sure.
      Kind regards
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it alot(i'm a xB rev1 owner tho, so obviously) but it's a good 7k over priced.

      Want a crappy ford interior w/awd? $31k

      Want a crappy leather ford interior w/awd, poor mileage on an unproven motor? $39k

      sorry, but you can get a fully loaded passat wagon 3.6 awd for $39k, and while admittingly that may be a bit overpriced, the passat's a luxury car compared to this. (and it has the 3rd highest resale value of all cars)

      • 7 Years Ago
      What an ugly and yet again pointless car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I love how people bash this thing. I will agree it looks somewhat like a larger xB. But it looks pretty damn good in person. And to whoever said this thing has as much luxury as a Taurus, I will admit, the interior on this thing alone blows the Taurus/Taurus X's interior out of the water. Luckily for Ford, I think they are making that silver trim on the hatch optional. Plus, you can get the roof the same color as the rest of the vehicle.

      For those who say this thing won't sell, you may be wrong. If you haven't noticed, CUVs are selling. And this thing is no different than a Pilot or GM's Lambda triplets.

      I personally would cough up the extra couple grand and buy this over the Taurus X.

      Oh and the comment on Mullaly, give the man a chance and some time.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Has no one else noticed that the front tire is almost FLAT???
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think it looks pretty good actually - and even if you don't like it, at least it's different from all the other interchangeably-styled peoplemovers.

      I applaud Ford for making an attempt at something interesting - I hope it doesn't fall as flat as that front tyre.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I kinda like it. Stuff in the gorgeous Volvo sourced I5 turbo with six speed manual available in the Galaxy and the S-Max and bring this car to Europe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't think Funkmaster jives well with the intended audience: soccer moms.
        • 7 Years Ago

        Station wagons be PIMP, yo! LOL
      • 7 Years Ago
      Street luxury my ass. It is as much street luxury as Ford 500/Taurus was full-size luxury - POS with hideous design.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ick. So is the current trend to get some 20"+ wheels and a hip hop or b-baller star and have them try to convince people your car isn't really that ugly?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is that a 2nd generation xB?

      And that's a condemnation of the Flex and the new xB.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like this thing. Have any of you seen pics of the interior yet? It uses some of Ford's best-quality materials yet (er... maybe I should say, some of the best materials in its segment).

      *Someone* has to be trying new takes on the family wagon, now that SUVs are every bit the "mom-mobile" that minivans are. I'm frankly impressed Ford was so willing to go out on a limb with this one.

      Of course, this does give Ford a total of FOUR three-row SUV-things in its lineup. Plus the two-row Edge and Escape. Ever heard of "streamlining," Ford? Considering the Flex's looks, maybe not.

      Incidentally, I think I died a little inside reading Funkmaster Flex's "urban" PR shill. I can only imagine how it felt for him...
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