Wes and I spent yesterday at a very Flex-ible Ford event in the Big Apple, and before we hit the road, we had a chance to sit down with some other journalists and break bread with our new mishpacha, Ford's chief creative officer J "Boss Of Big Balls" Mays. While other journalists were busy munching on mozzarella and delicious turkey-n-cranberry baguettes, we were asking the hard-hitting questions designed to break through Mays' built Ford tough PR shell and get to the juicy nuggets of upcoming product knowledge he had inside. We used sly questions like "So J, will Mercury and Lincoln get a Flex to call their own?"

Sorry Lincoln, according to J, despite rumors β€” and concepts to the contrary β€” you won't be getting a chance to go to the Flextreme. Neither will Mercury.

Also, our previous comments on the future of the Taurus X still appear to remain valid as we're told to expect "X" will stick around for a couple more model years β€” but beyond that, the future for the Flex's older brother originally named "Taurus Little" was unclear.