• Dec 1, 2008
Even though Ford hasn't admitted it, we all know what's coming to Detroit. The 2010 Ford Taurus that's been spied and rendered is on its way, and although FoMoCo's design director, J Mays, won't go on the record as saying that the new Taurus will be unveiled in Motor City, he did say the automaker will show off the next iteration of its global styling theme this January.

Ford's North American and European design teams have been working together for the last two years on the successor to the automaker's "kinetic" design language that made its production debut with the Mondeo and continued with the Fiesta and Kuga. Mays calls the new theme "post-kinetic" and says it will "have the best attributes of kinetic, but ... is going to be possibly a little more simple, a little more elegant." The rendering above – "inspired" by a singular spy shot and created by Joshua Byrnes – is a good indication of what's to come, and if that's what Mays means my "simple" and elegant," we're sold.

[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req.]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Autoblog,

      Mays said that the dar with the "post-keneic" design is over a year from production. The car that will have it is a FOCUS CONCEPT that will debut in Detroit.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, it's ugly. But given the awful European pedestrian impact regs, this may be about as well as they can do.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is one of the few new cars for which I like-- no, LOVE the looks. +1 Ford!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Meh. It'll never look as good as that 3D sketch (which looks like a mash of Volvo, VW and Mazda). So sick of the same ole PC, concept-looks-awesome, production-model-is-crap...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Rendering looks a lot like the current Accord. Spy photo has shades of Hyundai Elantra.

      Stick with kinetic, J. It's still news in the US.
        • 6 Years Ago
        so that's what an accord with lamborghini wheels looks like!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I see a Honda Accord front, from the hood to light.

        please deboost me if you honestly don't see any similarity between this and the link i proved below (just googled accord and show up in the first page)

        http://www.roadfly.com/new-cars/wp-content/uploads/gallery/2008-honda-accord/2008-accord.jpg


        having said that, it still look like a honda accord.. nice looking though.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @matt

        That does not look anything like a Honda! It actually looks good! A wee bit of Passat but it totally stands on its own 4 wheels...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dear Ford,

      It's not that you make bad cars, you just choose to sell your worst ones here in the USA.
      Please...just give us the Mondeo.

      Thank you,
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks good.

      Now I hope the the American interior designer took breather and let Europe's team work on the interior.
      • 6 Years Ago
      gorgeous!
      • 6 Years Ago
      hey look an accord........
        • 6 Years Ago
        i have an accord, and yes, it does look like an accord.
        • 6 Years Ago
        i knew it, i mean i knew that Accord customers must have some eye-sight issues
        • 6 Years Ago
        peyay, have you ever even seen an accord?
      • 6 Years Ago
      post-kinetic???? we never even seen the kinetic designs here in the US........who gives a f*&% this post kinetic design, Ford will ever sell it here anyway...........go F yourself Ford!
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