Since it’s debut two years ago, the Flex hasn’t quite lived up to Ford‘s expectations, at least from a sales standpoint. However, one thing that has been significant is the number of Flex buyers that opt for the high-zoot Limited model (around 40 percent). Well Ford has decided to go one better and offer this, the Flex Titanium. As the name suggests this is a fully tricked out bread van with SEMA overtones. Not surprisingly, it’s based on the Limited, but adds a unique, black chrome finished grille and rear panel treatment, along with ‘blackened’ belt line moldings, fog lamp bezels and side mirror housing caps. The Flex Titanium rolls on 20-inch polished aluminum wheels.
The charcoal/black theme is carried over inside, with special upholstery trim, including Alcantara on the seats, circle check patterns on the door panels and dash, plus a painted alloy finish for the center stack console. Added feature options on the Flex Titanium include High Definition Radio and one-touch folding third row seats. Despite the somewhat pimped up Vegas style, the Flex Titanium was inspired by Ford offerings in usually conservative Europe. The S-MAX Titanium people carrier has been a surprising hit with audiences across the pond, so Ford is betting that North Americans, with our generally more ‘vulgar’ tastes will buy into the whole thing. And in case you’re wondering, the 2011 Focus will be getting the Platinum treatment too, when it arrives on these shores. Here comes the $40,000 compact.
GALLERY: Ford Flex Titanium Edition
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