DEARBORN - Two new Ford vehicles are arriving soon at dealerships – the 2013 Ford Flex and 2013 Ford Taurus.
The new 2013 Ford Flex features a sleek new grille that is distinctively Flex. The signature Ford blue oval has been removed from the front, which now bears only the Flex badge. There also are six all-new wheel styles, including three 20-inch selections. In the rear, Flex now has standard dual chrome exhaust tips and an available new rear appliqué with Flex badging.
“The new Flex boasts a bolder, more complete exterior design that cements Flex as the stand-out three-row crossover,” said Eric Peterson, manager, Crossovers Marketing.
Inside, Flex features a modern, sophisticated driver zone with new clusters, steering wheel and electronic finish panels as well as new seat trim and foam. Class-exclusives include the available second-row refrigerated console and the latest generation of SYNC® with MyFord Touch®.
Also new for Flex is a Titanium Appearance Package available on Limited and SEL models that includes interior upgrades such as a two-tone black roof and black mirrors, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, leather seats and unique door trim panels.
Under the hood, Flex comes standard with a new 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine that delivers 25 more horsepower and 1 mpg better fuel economy or with the a 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine.
“We have really advanced this vehicle,” said Peterson. “In addition to its distinctive design and class-exclusive features, the new model offers more power and better fuel economy.”
The 2013 Taurus and Taurus SHO – standard with a new 3.6-liter Ti-VCT V6 and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine respectively – are arriving in dealer showrooms now.
The new 2.0-liter EcoBoost fourcylinder engine – which is anticipatedto deliver 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque while delivering highway fuel economy of at least 31 mpg – will be available later this spring. Taurus is the first car in Ford’s North American lineup to offer the advanced 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine.
America’s most innovative sedan gets even smarter with available features like SYNC with MyFord Touch, active park assist, heated steering wheel and much more.
“This is not the Taurus that you remember,” said Wendy King, manager, Taurus Marketing. “The new Taurus has a bold new look, more customer-driven technology, more power, better fuel economy, more refinement and enhanced driving dynamics. You need to experience the Taurus for yourself to feel the difference.”
The 2013 Taurus SHO’s awardwinning 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine delivers 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the sportiest model yet to wear the SHO badge, says King.
“The Taurus SHO sports a new differentiated Piano Black mesh grille, SHO-branded side fender vents, unique decklid spoiler and larger brakes,” she said. “And the enhanced SHO Performance Package offers an even more exhilarating driving experience with a unique sport-tuned suspension, high-performance brake pads, track-capable cooling system and a new Alcantara® suede wrapped steering wheel.”