Thanks to many fully and partially redesigned new models the Blue Oval is enjoying a huge sales year however, they are far from resting on their collective laurels! The all-new generation of America's Pony car, the Ford Mustang was just launched and already there is talk of a freshen up that includes a new ten-speed transmission among other improvements...
Fords new and radically improved Sync III is also getting plenety of attention and will spread across the entire line after its introduction with the next Escape. From AutoNews:
"The 2016 version of Ford's top-selling crossover is one of the first vehicles to get Sync 3. A refresh is on tap for the 2017 model year. Spy photos show styling changes that borrow from the redesigned 2015 Edge, with a larger grille and narrower headlights. Inside, the gearshift moves from the instrument panel to the console between the front seats, creating more space for audio and climate controls.A full redesign of the Escape is expected in 2019, when it likely will be offered with a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and nine-speed transmission. A hybrid version is likely to return at that time."
The complete breakdown of all changes, and rumors, can be read HERE.