New Titanium Model Tops 2011 Ford Flex Lineup
Ford Motor Company announced new changes for the 2011 Ford Flex with one of the most significant being the addition of the Titanium trim level. The 2011 Ford Flex Titanium makes the fourth available trim level for the full-size crossover as it is positioned above the SE, SEL and Limited with a starting MSRP of $40,340. This now adds even more choices when ordering a new Ford Flex for a total of 10 different base configurations that include these four trim levels, two engine choices and the choice between front- or all-wheel drive. The 2011 Ford Flex Titanium will join the lineup this summer.
As if the Flex's tall, long and boxy shape doesn't already make it stand out enough, the new Flex Titanium is downright attention-grabbing. Building off the upscale styling of the Flex Limited, the Titanium gets its mean look with a multitude of blacked-out exterior additions. The key differences are the smoked headlights and taillights, black fog light bezels, black painted roof, black chrome three-bar grille, black mirror covers and a black chrome liftgate appliquÃ©. About the only thing not available in black chrome are the 20-inch wheels. Like the Flex Limited, HID headlights and LED taillights are standard equipment.
Ford obviously thinks that the Flex Titanium is so unmistakable that it removed its Blue Oval from the front grille, and sitting just above this unique grille is one of the Titanium's finishing touches with the 'FLEX'? logo spelled out on the leading edge of the hood. To accent its more aggressive styling, the Flex Titanium will only be available in Red Candy Metallic ($395), Ingot Silver Metallic (which are both shared with the 2011 Ford Mustang), White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat ($495), and, one of FoMoCo's best colors right now, Tuxedo Black Metallic.
The changes inside the 2011 Flex Titanium are about inline with the obvious exterior upgrades giving the large, luxurious cabin a sportier look and feel. To complement the sporty exterior, the front two rows of seatsÂ in the Titanium are wrapped in charcoal black leather while the third-row continues toÂ have a vinulÂ surface, but all three rows feature upscale grey Alcantara Suede inserts. The rest of the cabin gets exclusiveÂ touches as well such as a perforated leather steering wheel with painted alloy accents, leather-wrapped shifter knob, Titanium-exclusive 'Circle Check'? appliquÃ©s on the instrument panel and door panels and stainless steel, illuminated scuff plates.
Decked out similar to a Flex Limited, the Titanium's cabin comes with an abundance of standard equipment such as a Sony 12-speaker audio system, voice-activated navigation wit touchscreen display, backup camera, Ford's MyKey system and customizable ambient interior lighting. There are also quite a few optional upgrades including the Vista Roof, second-row captain's chairs, power folding third-row seat, refrigerated second-row console and Active Park Assist.
Stepping up from the base front-wheel Titanium, the all-wheel drive model starts $42,190, but for optimal performance on this mostly murdered-out crossover, the all-wheel drive Flex Titanium with the EcoBoost engine is definitely the way to go. This ultimate Flex may have an extremely steep price tag of $45,185, but the 355-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 should be a no-brainer on a people mover that looks this eye catching.
In addition to the Titanium trim level, the Ford Flex now boasts six new colors for 2011 that include the Kona Blue, Earth, Mediterranean Blue as well as the aforementioned Red Candy Metallic and Ingot Silver Metallic. The final new color is Bordeaux Reserve Red which has replaced one of the signature colors of the Flex that date back to early concept vehicles, Cinnamon. All 2011 Flex models will be receiving price increases, too, with the SE and SEL trim levels going up by $525 and the Limited models going up by $625. The starting price for a 2011 Ford Flex is now $29,075.
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