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DEARBORN, Michigan — The Ford Motor Company is pulling ahead a redesign of its Taurus for the 2010 model year, Inside Line has confirmed with supplier sources. Changes to the big sedan, which started life as the stodgy Ford Five Hundred, are described as a "more extensive revision than originally planned."

Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally hinted at such a revision earlier this month when he spoke to reporters at an automotive conference in Detroit. But he did not reveal any specifics.

Ford is on track for a complete redesign of the Taurus for the 2012 model year. "To some extent, the revised interior and exterior for the 2010 model year is an 'addition,'" a supplier source told Inside Line on Tuesday.

"They won't do much on the engine," the source said. "That is basically new for the past year. It's changing the sheet metal and continuing to work on the [cabin] material with richer choices. I would expect a more aggressive styling focus for the exterior."

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Igor the part I bolded could explain why some of your sources where talking about a rwd Taurus and holly smokes new Taurus for 2010 and then a new one for 2012

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Re: Ford Scrambles To Pull Redo of Taurus Ahead to 2010

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member "98shotoy11" states that the clay model in Igor's blown-up-pic* IS thenew Taurus - doesn't specify whether it's the 2010 major-MCE (new tophat +) or the 2012 AllNew (possibly Rwd)...


* it's around here somewhere...

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Re: Ford Scrambles To Pull Redo of Taurus Ahead to 2010

you are refering to this article I posted
http://www.fomoconews.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1227
http://www.gminsidenews.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=54503

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Re: Ford Scrambles To Pull Redo of Taurus Ahead to 2010

YUP well actually the picture from that article

TY for making it easier to re-find, 1931Chevy as well as your original posting

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Re: Ford Scrambles To Pull Redo of Taurus Ahead to 2010

Did I read this right? Ford is going to completely reskin and re-upholster the existing Taurus for 24 months, and then produce a completely new and different one??

Maybe the "nasty rumor" about selling Volvo has become a necessity, now. This all sounds very expensive.

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Re: Ford Scrambles To Pull Redo of Taurus Ahead to 2010

2010 MY redesign for the D3's has been planned since 2005 ...

no scrambling here ... NONE - the MCE was delayed a year because of D35.

now .. the 2012 redesign??? that would be interesting, and might be the RWD model .. but I would not bet $0.02 on Edmunds and their insider information - they were the ones claiming BOSS will not come out before 2012 MY on the F150 .. etc.

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Hmmm. It looks rather Nissan-ish, don't you think?


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Hmmm. It looks rather Nissan-ish, don't you think?

I dont like the profile....i dont like the greenhouse.... but we need to wait until the final car is done.

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Re: Ford Scrambles To Pull Redo of Taurus Ahead to 2010

Is it possible, that the clay model shown is of the Lincoln MKS? The greenhouse is very similar.

But either way...let us hope that the new Taurus has a more emotive design...that is still quite American. And not just some attempt to clone the Toyota Avalon.

After all...this is the Taurus's chief competition...


And if Ford can move the Taurus high enough upmarket...then maybe even the Buick Lucerne as well.


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And if Ford can move the Taurus high enough upmarket...then maybe even the Buick Lucerne as well.

I don't think the Taurus should be competing with the Buick Lucerne because that's one of the Mercury Sable's top competitors.

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