• Apr 17th 2008 at 7:57AM
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Click above for new high-res pics of the Ford Flex

The Ford Flex has that boxy design that people either love or hate, which is good because for many years the Blue Oval had too many designs that nobody cared about either way. After looking at some drop-dead sexy picks that FoMoCo added to its flickr account, there could be a few converts from the abhorrence camp. The Flex is without question a family hauler, but most seven-passenger CUVs look less than stellar out on the town. If the Flex can look this good in daylight and in the dealer showroom, Ford shouldn't have any trouble attaining its goal of 100,000 sales annually. Click on the photo above for more high resolution pics of the decked-out Flex out on the town. Thanks for the tip, Sam!


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      • 7 Years Ago
      The Flex represents another answer from Ford to a question NOBODY asked. Here's why:

      1. It's a box...and Scion already did it.

      2. It is a minivan replacement but has no sliding doors...the most functional part of a minivan.

      3. The cargo space is horrid for a minivan replacement. Most minivans can hold a max 130-140 cubic feet of stuff. The Flex can only hold 83 cubic feet.

      4. Ford already has the MUCH better looking Taurus X...which holds MORE CARGO at 86 cubic feet, and doesn't look like a bad Scion knock off.

      Ford already makes the best 7 seat family hauler...why do they need another one?
        • 7 Years Ago
        I have no doubt Ford will be dropping the Flex in much similar manner to the Taurus X (nee Freestyle). You have to give Ford credit for trying something different, that's for sure, but you also have to ding them for not being able to realize this will be an utter failure. I hope they keep swinging though. Just because the Flex is a bomb doesn't mean the next 'outside the box' idea will be.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Much better looking Taurus X? ?? Is that why the X isn't selling? Is that why Ford is dropping it? I think not.

        Ford needs polarizing designs that you really hate and someone else loves. Memorable either way. They don't need any more anonymous things like the X.
          • 7 Years Ago
          "Gregg:
          Much better looking Taurus X? ?? Is that why the X isn't selling? Is that why Ford is dropping it?"

          The Taurus X isn't selling because Ford is run by monkeys. The people that review it GUSH over it.

          Maybe if Ford spent A DIME on advertising the thing, it would sell. But rather than spend a couple dollars on ADVERTISING...Ford would much rather spend BILLIONS developing a vehicle they don't need. That makes a TON of sense.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is one beautiful car!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I just saw "flex" and "sexy" in the same headline without any sort of negative between the two.

      I don't think it's a sexy car, in the same way that the Jaguar E-type or a maserati is a sexy car.

      It's a stylish car, but it's kind of the "we found a way to make a box look good and we managed to avoid beating it with the element/xB/minivan stick"
        • 7 Years Ago
        I think you are confused Duder CUVs are not offroaders, those are the SUVs. The Flex is the quintessential CUV, it is raised enough as much as an Edge, it is car based and has loads of space.

        Maybe the only thing that separates it from the CUV crowd could be its amazingly good looks.
        • 7 Years Ago
        i second that
        nothing sexy about a box

        you guys have got to be kidding putting sexy and Flex in the same article, no more in the same sentence
        • 7 Years Ago
        I have a lot of Ford stock so I have confidence that they will get their act together and be competitive once again, at least I hope so.

        As far as sexy for this vehicle I would have to put it in the Jeep, Hummer, and Aztec catagory. It looks to be a functional vehicle but good looking it is not. The price for a loaded one at $40,000 doesn't sound to attractive either. Do the Ford marketing people really think that pushing the word sexy will help convince people that it is good looking?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Officially Official: Ford is paying AutoBlog for headlines.

        ;)
        • 7 Years Ago
        I don't get the hype. It's a volvo 200 series wagon. Why are they slapping the title "CUV" on it? It looks to be raised a little but that does mean it will be any better offroading? I doubt.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sorry, I've seen it in person. Whatever the opposite of sexy is, the Flex has it in spades. There's not enough vaseline in the photography world to make that pile look good.
      • 7 Years Ago
      haha... i never thought about the range rover bit... but the design suggestions that i would rather see it have do indeed make it look like a range rover... just need to angle the grill a lil bit back... and rear window forward a little and bingo.... range rover..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Saw this at the Vancouver autoshow and it is big. It's Ford's Range Rover now. Even the Chip Foose custom model looks like a Range Rover. I was watching the videos over at ford.ca/flex on how he built it. I'm into boxy designs not the jelly bean crap that is out right now for crossover's. With the different color roof, it's the Mini Cooper for us grown ups!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it. It is certainly not the best looking car around (even in this price section), but I would take one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I really like it. But I wonder what's the Cd on that thing.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I doubt it's any worse than most SUV's (or CUV's, for that matter). It may even be a bit better, since it's lower to the ground.

        It's long and straight once you get past the initial barn door, and it's head-on profile isn't that unusual.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Love Autoblog, I check it several times a day.
      • 7 Years Ago
      No it's not!

      ... Meh, it will probably become some sort of failed icon car though.
      • 7 Years Ago
      For someone with a large family who doesn't want to drive a gas-hag SUV, the Flex is sexy! I love the people on here talking about Jaguars and Xcions, etc...This is a minivan replacement! I will trade my Freestar in in a heartbeat to get this sexy vehicle! This is by far the best seven passenger vehicle available.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bout as sexy as a UPS truck.
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