Ford Flexes a concept at its Canadian HQ

Ford Flex Concept
Ford Flex Concept

Last Friday, I attended a private media event at Ford HQ in Oakville, Ontario. Basically, it was a sneak peak at a rare pr-production Ford Flex. Due out in 2009, I compared the styling to Toyota’s FJ Cruiser while other journalists noted its Land Rover-like features. The engine bay was empty and nothing was disclosed.

Later on in the day though, while out driving in my similar-shaped Honda Element, while merging onto the highway, I had a Toyota FJ Cruiser in front of me and a Land Rover in behind. Weird, eh? Deja vu? Perhaps.

Anyway, further down the QEW past Kipling I’m surprised to see a Nissan Skyline pulled over by a policeman. While it is legal to import Skylines into Canada from Japan and Australia, they must be 15-years-old at least to be even considered. It was obvious the car was modified and I’ll bet the officer was questioning the car’s legality. I wonder how big this guy’s ticket ended up being? For what, who knows.

As for the Ford Flex prototype, you can learn more about it in my upcoming feature in RPM Motoring Monthly.