Um, yeah--it's the next generation of that vehicle, on a new platform--just like what happens with every carmaker.The corsair was technically all new based on the new Escape; I got schooled on this argument already.
I think the MKC sold pretty well (it wasn't a failure).Um, yeah--it's the next generation of that vehicle, on a new platform--just like what happens with every carmaker.
It's the exact same place in the lineup, the same size, etc. So they moved to an updated platform and made upgrades--it's still the same car, just the next generation.
All they did was retire the name at the same time.
It's things like this that carmakers use to try to get (stupid) people to buy into their continuing embarrassing failures. "What, they're not buying it? Change the name!" The VP gets his bonus and moves on, and everyone comes to realize it's still the same thing they've always been fed.