Re: OrderGuides: F-L 2016my (just in case)
I don't believe the Fusion and MKZ are getting refreshed until the 2017 model year. The cutoff and start of ordering between 2015 and 2016 are indicative of carry-over models, with one year stopping on a Thursday and the next picking up the following Monday. It would make sense to use the early 2016 start to launch Black Label, but I was under the impression that order guides for 2015 Black Label models had already been created.
We know the 2016 Explorer will be a refreshed model, and its ordering start date corresponds to its reveal date in L.A.
The 2015 MKX was little more than a model year number change in order to build new-year inventory in advance of the switchover to the 2015 Edge. Its ordering end dates corresponded with the 2014 Edge ordering end dates, and have no bearing on what the 2016 schedule will be. We won't see ordering start until sometime after the 2016 MKX is revealed, which only Ford knows when that will be. Who knows why they didn't do the same thing with the Edge and start both all-new models as 2016s with limited 2015 old model runs.