Heavy snow in the Detroit area gave Ford Motor Company engineers the chance to do some real world testing of a nearly complete Ford Taurus sedan prototype on the streets of Detroit. The sleeker 2010 Taurus will continue to utilize the same front wheel drive D3
platform as the current generic looking Taurus, (which itself was derived from the Volvo S80 platform) but it has obviously been massively restyled with great hopes of making it a huge sales success for Ford. Under the hood, the turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine is expected to be an optional powerplant.
The current Mercury Sable sedan and Taurus X crossover/wagon will be discontinued when the new Taurus is launched in the spring of 2009. If we Americans are VERY lucky, perhap's Ford executives will see fit to ship the European Ford Mondeo here as the replacement for the soon-to-expire Mercury Sable.
|2010 Ford Taurus prototype (rearquarter view)|
|2010 Ford Taurus prototype (frontquarter view)|
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