November 1, 2007

Ford unveils customized 2009 Flex models at SEMA

Chip Foose-modified Ford Flex
Funkmaster Flex-modified Ford Flex
Chip Foose-modified Ford Flex (top) Funkmaster Flex-modified Ford Flex. and Click image to enlarge

Las Vegas, Nevada – Ford has unveiled versions of its 2009 Ford Flex, customized by Chip Foose and Funkmaster Flex, at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. The Flex is scheduled to appear in dealerships next summer.

“The Ford Flex elicits emotional responses from people unlike any vehicle in recent memory, yet customers have distinct interpretations of how the Flex can fit into their lifestyle,” said Kate Pearce, Flex marketing plans manager. “Bringing Flex to SEMA before the production vehicle’s launch gives us an opportunity to explore the endless possibilities within the world of customization, and to help further broaden the vehicle’s strong appeal.”

Hip hop customizer Funkmaster Flex used a two-tone paint scheme, 3dCarbon accents, all-black leather interior, and headrest-mounted DVD systems in the first and second rows, with subwoofer and amplifier. Called the Flex2, the vehicle also features 22-inch wheels, lowered suspension and Borla dual rolled exhaust tips.

Chip Foose’s Flex features Foose Design 22-inch wheels, a lowered suspension with Eibach springs, two-tone blue and cream pearl paint, three-tone leather seats, wrap-around chrome beltline and relocated license plate.

The Flex will be sold with a variety of key factory features and technologies, including a two-tone roof, high-tech lighting, available refrigerator, capless fuel filler and Ford SYNC voice-activated communications and entertainment system.

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