2010 Ford Taurus will get all-wheel-drive and EcoBoost

Spies have recently caught the 2010 Ford Taurus and the car looks very much like the grainy picture that was leaked on the internet back in April.¬†MotorTrend says that the 2010 Ford Taurus will carry some of design elements of from Ford of Europe’s “kinetic design” styling, but will be a little more toned down than the Mondeo integrating some design elements from current stateside vehicles.

It was previously reported that the next-generation Ford Mondeo, which will see a few design changes to incorporate the new Fiesta style, will be rebadged and sold in the U.S. as a Taurus.

The 2010 Ford Taurus is expected to stay front-wheel-drive with all-wheel-drive available as an option. Volvo’s D Platform and Mazda’s CD3 platform that underpins the Flex are being considered.

Power will come from a family of new EcoBoost engines that will first debut in the Lincoln MKS next year. That will be a 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine that produces an estimated 340-hp and 340 ft.-lbs. of torque, capable of delivering 20 percent better fuel-economy.

Ford is also rumored to be working on a new 2010 Ford Taurus SHO with high-power EcoBoost.


Source: MotorTrend