Ford to unveil new global-design in Detroit next month

At the 2009 Detroit Auto Show next month, Ford will unveil the next step toward its global design language. While Ford refuses to say what car it will unveil industry sources say that the company will unveil the 2010 Ford Taurus – whether it will be a concept or production version is yet to be known.

“If you look at our lineup in North America and what has to be replaced, you can put two and two together,” Ford design chief J Mays, told Automotive News. While the vehicle debuting in Detroit “is not the next-generation design language, it will be a big step in the direction of the global design DNA,” Mays said.

Mays said that the new design language will be an evolution of the successful kinetic design philosophy created by Ford of Europe. Kinetic design can be seen on the new Ford Fiesta and Mondeo. He said that the first vehicle to adopt the post-kinetic design is still years away.

Photo Renderings: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO: