On the outside, the 2010 Taurus has been completely redesigned sharing nothing in common with the current model. Its more dramatic styling is apparently influenced from Ford's European line-up and in particular from the Mondeo. A noticeable design feature on the new-generation Taurus is the high beltline that's combined with a low roof that hints at the Chrysler 300.
Though low quality, the photos clearly reveal that the 2010 Taurus' interior bears no resemblances with the current generation model. Instead Ford decided to take a look at the Mustang which inspired the double arched "eyebrow" shape of the dashboard.
We don't have any official details yet, but Auto Cars 2011's sources state that while the Taurus retains the same platform as its predecessor, Ford has performed several improvements bettering the car's handling and safety credentials. Among the powertrain options will be Ford's new 263HP 3.5-liter Duratec V6 engine.