Originally Posted by caarmike
Good to see Ford investing in keeping the product fresh instead of trying to squeeze every last penny out of the design for as it ages.
The platform is pretty old. It was a well used Volvo platform that was morphed into the Freestyle/Taurus X which was a less-than-stellar success, which morphed into the Flex (again without the anticipated success), and then morphed yet again into the FWD oriented Explorer. Ford got its money out of the carcass.