The Ford Flex is not yet dead

Despite poor sales, and serious speculation that the automaker is preparing to pull the plug, recent spy photos seem to indicate Ford is preparing a mild facelift for the 2013 Flex. So, rather than killing the Flex, they're giving it a mild facelift to take the Flex all the way to likely the 2015 model year. Sure, that makes sense.

Flex's best year of sales was 2009, the year it debuted, with 38,717 vehicles were sold. Sales declined 12% in 2010, to 34,227. Sales for the first quarter of this year totaled 6,823, a devastating 22% drop from the same period in 2010.

So if you're one of the countless dozens of folks interested in what this new facelift will bring to the Flex, here are the details:

The exterior styling changes on the Flex in the photo are limited to a new grille, headlights and front fascia. A new tailgate and fascia highlight changes at the rear.

Happy now?