• Dec 22, 2008
Click either image for a high-res gallery of 2010 Ford Taurus spy shots

Late last week we clued you in to some spy shots of the 2010 Ford Taurus, and now that more mules are circulating frigid greater Detroit, we've got a whole set of even more revealing snaps. These KGP photos of a different prototype shed even more light on the Blue Oval's pivotal new sedan, including the first undisguised shot of the all-new interior.

Beyond the obvious jelly-bean camouflage, it should be noted that these up-close images reveal that Ford's anti-spyshot posse has done a commendable job of altering the shape of the light clusters with tape, particularly in the tail lamp area. We particularly like the nod to the new Nissan 370Z headlamp shape up front.

The big news, however, is inside where we see the Taurus taking a decidedly upscale tack thanks to premium-look materials and a twin cowl dashboard design. Notable highlights on this prototype include dual-zone HVAC controls, oversized chrome-ringed air vents (which should help cut down on fan noise), a Sony branded stereo system and a substantial looking gearshift selector. Be sure to click on the gallery below for the high-res experience of Ford's next Taurus.



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      vizion
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford can't do right if they wanted too. This car aint nothing, but the same body as the New Lincoln. Just like Ford, always trying to trick people into thinking there getting something different, went it is nothing but the same old same old. The "Bail OUT" wont do anything thing for these conservative thinking old white men (no offense).
      pm
      • 6 Years Ago
      I got a taurus from my dad when he had to stop driving. I drove it for about a year and a half until the transmition went, only had about 70k miles. I just don't trust Ford to put out a long lasting car like Honda or Toyota.
      • 6 Years Ago
      wow, ive always thought the taurus was a good car, well up untill the current generation. this is the cat's meow really glad to see that they went with mondeo styling ques

      I think Ford is heading in a good direction, with the new fusion, mustang, taurus, f150, all are nicely designed. This is just the beggining of a new era at Ford and i can wait to see what the future holds
      • 6 Years Ago
      This design really brings me back to the early days of the taurus when it ruled supreme. I like it...esp the euro-ford touches...go ford....im still dying own my own euro focus in a few years... hurry up ford!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks Very Nice How About A S.H.O Model Later.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ford is trying really hard lately and all I can say is I really like what I see. That interior is just amazing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      W-I-N-N-E-R
      mmstowes
      • 6 Years Ago
      Note to Honda Accord and Ford Taurus interior designers....buttonitis is not cool...

      Other than that...good on ya.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @mmstowes
        Ohhhhhhhhh, if Ford would just hear you mmstowes! Ford has gone nuts with buttons. I have a 2005 Escape and drive a 2008 Escape at work. The a/c controls in my Escape have three simple rotary knobs while the 2008 has about 10 buttons.

        A dashboard full of buttons is not an improvement or an advancement.
      • 6 Years Ago
      nice interior
      and the Mondeo-wheels too :)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Definitely. The interior looks fantastic, the wheels are awesome and if the final design is anything like that studio spy shot of the clay model we saw a while back, then Ford should have a winner on their hands.

        You can definitely see that Ford USA is incorporating nice touches from their European and Australian counterparts. Best decision so far.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @HAWC1506: I'm not saying the interior is Mondeo-ish, that applied only to the wheels; excuse my english PLZ.
        I don't like the interior in Mondeo, neither of S-Max nor Galaxy - they all share those chrome-wannabe plastic parts/buttons which look just cheap. (Not speaking about terrible wood imitation in Mondeo.)
        • 6 Years Ago
        +1

        Ford is really impressing my lately, and showing they are on the right track. The other 1.5 could learn a thing or two.

        I will admit though, the headlight camo got me for a minute and I nearly crapped myself. When I saw the closeup and could see it was only a sticker I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Having one car with a headlight design like that (Maxima) on the road is one to many.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ha!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That car is right on! get it together Ford anbd GM. I will continue to buy your products.
      henry q
      • 6 Years Ago
      looks like old crhysler 300
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