The freshening on the Ford Escape for 2008 is modest at best especially in light of the intense competition in the Crossover Sport Utility Vehicle arena. The face that Ford did not use the new-look front end styling on a 2008 model year vehicle is another glitch in its styling strategy that should not have been allowed to happen.
As a completely biased Expedition driver, I feel it is important to comment on some of the design features on the new 2007 Ford Expedition that fall short. In fact, these are designs that fall into the category of "What Were They Thinking?".
Which vehicles are so hot they just blow off the dealer's lot? As with the slower moving vehicles where we arbitrarily cut off the days supply at 150 days, here we are using 50 days as the cut off point.
The Ford Taurus ceases production during the week of October 23, 2006. Since the Taurus was launched on December 24, 1985 as a 1986 model year product over 7 million Tauruses have been sold. Taurus, over the years, is the second best selling Ford car after the Model T. What began as a bold move into contemporary automotive design was allowed to wither in the vine and eventually fade into a fleet-only product.
The introduction of the all new Ford Edge crossover SUV is arguably the most significant launch in the United States for the 2007 model year. It certainly is for Ford Motor Company. And, Edge brings the knowledge of Fords decades of SUV dominance into the equation. One Ford competitor has described the Edge as the "Mustang of Crossovers" meaning that Edge could have Mustang-like impact on the crossover SUV world.