Originally Posted by lawn boy
ugh...just another facelift. still the same platform.
it seems like only ford can rely on the same old platform for 10 years and still remain on top.....for christ sake, the ranger has been the same platform since 1992 and is still the best selling compact truck! focus is still a strong seller and its the same old pos....same with the escape. how?!?!
Um, designing a new platform every four or five years is ridiculousliy expensive and introduces new problems. Toyota's camry has been on the same platform for twenty years, BMW 3 & 5 series on the same platform for generations, etc. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Having the same platform isn't a bad thing. Hell, the impreza's been on the same basic platform for 10+ years. (GC GD etc. it's the same structure refined and reskinned)
If you want to argue the styling re-skin wasn't significant, enough that
is debateable. but the article itself lists a bunch of the changes made.