SUV-Crossover consolidation

Instead of building the Edge, Flex, and Explorer which are on similar platforms with the same drivetrain to confuse the customer, why not take the outstanding feature of each vehicle and make only one badged vehicle, eliminating much confusion, duplicity, manufacturing costs, etc and take all that effort and make a updated Ranger and a worthwhile Merc. It looks as though Ford wishes to cover all bases with their Toyota- Honda-Kia competition. Lets lead instead of following
Johann Schuster 07/08/2011
Each car is great in it's own right. The Flex is basically a 5 seater (wish it had a bench seat in front) and the Flex is a LOW family hauler while the Explorer is a HIGH family hauler/ serious SUV.