2013 Ford Flex was unveiled and it’s going to the L.A. Auto Show image

The North American based automaker Ford has finally revealed its new 2013 Flex model and with a front design inspired from probably from the Range Rover, the vehicle is no longer boxy and it’s promising to take on the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show which will officially open its gates next week.

According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 model year of the Flex is being powered by a 3.5 liter V6 Ti-VCT engine which is developing 285 horsepower, 20 HP more than the current model, with a peak torque of 255 lb-ft, with the unit being expected to deliver a 1mpg improvement in fuel economy to an estimated 18/25 mpg (city/highway).

“Flex appeals to people who want to stand out from the crowd and has the highest retention rate of any vehicle in the Ford lineup. With technologies not found in other full-size utilities, even better fuel economy and a more modern, sophisticated look, we’re offering people even more reasons to choose Flex with the new model”, said the president of The Americas, Mark Fields.

Ford says that its new Appearance Package for the 2013 Ford Flex will be available for the Limited and SEL models and it will come with a two-tone roof and mirrors, unique door trim panels, 20 inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, leather seats and other interior upgrades, along with 9 exterior colors available such as Ruby Red, Deep Impact Blue and Kodiak Brown.

According to the North American based automaker, the new generation of the Ford Flex will also benefit from the 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost engine which will be generating 355 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The 2013 Ford Flex will be assembled at the FoMoCo’s Oakville Assemble Complex in Ontario, Canada.