Ford’s latest entry to the crossover market is the Flex, which mixes bold styling, seating for seven passengers, and an array of gadgets designed to make long journeys enjoyable. The Flex is heavily based on the Fairlane concept previously shown by Ford. The vehicle will be manufactured at the Blue Oval’s Oakville Assembly Plant in Ontario alongside the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers. Lincoln is expected to offer its own crossover model based on the same platform underpinning the Flex.

Interior quality is expected to be greatly improved over Ford’s previous offerings, and the vehicle gets features like multi-panel sunroofs, ambient mood lighting, a 2300 song jukebox, and Ford’s own Sync in-car communication system.

The Flex is powered by Ford’s award-winning 3.5-liter V-6 engine and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The powertrain is expected to deliver more than 260 horsepower and 245 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s also fitted with an AWD system that can distribute up to 100% of torque to the front or rear.