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If you've been wondering exactly what Ford has in mind for the next-generation Falcon, look no further than the recently revealed 2013 Taurus for a few clues. Ford design guru J Mays has officially made it clear that the look of the sedan will be transposed onto several of the automaker's other products, including models like the Mondeo and Falcon. The crew from Go Auto spoke to Mays at the New York International Auto Show last week where the designer said that the corporate look will still allow each model to flex its character.

Mays said that the design was heavily influenced by vehicles like the Audi A6 and that the new trapezoidal grille design on the 2013 Taurus will allow the vehicle's face to be easily applied to a range of products. Even so, don't expect to see exact carbon copies across the dealer lot. Mays made it clear that the design can be modified to deliver everything from an aggressive visage to a more subdued look.



[Source: Go Auto]


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      High
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, I've seen it said before but just now looked it up and that front end really is the car version of a Highlander. I really like what ford has been releasing lately but mostly because we're starting to get what's been out overseas. While a good looking car, the Taurus, I would much prefer an evolution of the current Mondeo's style as opposed to this.
      th0mb0ne
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the front, but I really hope the back-end isn't continued over to anything else. It's one of the only things in the company that feels like "old Ford". I'm really liking the more european designs of the company these days, and am hoping it continues.
      Tom Cottage
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why isn't an option with a 2.0 EcoBoost and all-wheel drive for the Mondeo and Falcon?
      slap
      • 3 Years Ago
      Absolutely terrible interior - it makes the car feel cramped. I'll never buy one.
        Hal Inc
        • 3 Years Ago
        @slap
        I agree. The center console is very wide and tall. It feels like you're sitting in a can.
        Blakkar
        • 3 Years Ago
        @slap
        You probably couldn't buy one, for whatever reason.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @slap
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        Bryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @slap
        Its not terrible, its visually an improvement from the 2008 model, but it is cramped...they went from tons of space to something that feels like it has the space of a Fiesta.
      Carlos Vargas
      • 3 Years Ago
      So you mean an awesome European and Australian car will take cues from an American car!? I thought I'd never see the day, glad American cars are getting back to where they would inspire and not aspire.
      savingsprinkles
      • 3 Years Ago
      The front end at least is pretty sharp. Now they just need to make a SHO version that actually has a substantial power/performance upgrade.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @savingsprinkles
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          merlot066
          • 3 Years Ago
          I feel like people need to be reminded that the original SHO was a large FWD car when it first came out... this is pretty much the same thing, a big family car that goes 0-60 stupid quick with a really awesome engine.
      billfrombuckhead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Meh
      scott
      • 3 Years Ago
      The new front end is growing on me. I'm looking forward to how this new styling influence looks on the upcoming Mondeo/Fusion. The only thing about this car that I wish they would address is how high the rear end sticks up. Lowering the car an inch or two in the back would make a world of difference. That goes for the new Focus too.
        Brian E Parker
        • 3 Years Ago
        @scott
        From speaking to a Ford executive at the NY Show, they actually DID lower the rear deck on this new Taurus...
          scott
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Brian E Parker
          That's good to know, I will have to see it in person. There's no good profile view of it in this gallery, so it's hard to see.
      John Lewinski
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is it me, or does the grille look unfinished? WOuldnt it be better 2 more chrome lines on either side of the logo?
        Bryan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John Lewinski
        Im with you it looks unfinished. The last grill was better.
        Brian E Parker
        • 3 Years Ago
        @John Lewinski
        It's you - The front end looks quite well finished and handsome in person.
          jtav2002
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Brian E Parker
          No, says people who aren't Chevy fanboys and hating just because the vehicle doesn't have a bowtie on the front.
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Brian E Parker
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      • 3 Years Ago
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      Bucks
      • 3 Years Ago
      Guys... they said "Design" not engineering.... they haven't decided on the next Falcon's future yet. That said.. it will be AWD if anything.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bucks
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      Jeremy Pennini
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hopefully the Mondeo doesn't grow to the size of the Taurus. It'll have trouble selling in the EU market.
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