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Old 12-01-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:09 PM   #3
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That pic above actually looks pretty nice.
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:30 PM   #4
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Wasn't the previous focus, a world platform?

I'll believe the hype when I see the production model on the street, and not in a Gran Turismo screenshot
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:39 PM   #5
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the car above looks alot like the current Falcon in Au.

Ford has gone world car, then market specific car so many times, I lost count.
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:39 PM   #6
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That pic above actually looks pretty nice.
It does because that's the look of the current Euro focus and Mondeo
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:25 PM   #7
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Wasn't the previous focus, a world platform?

I'll believe the hype when I see the production model on the street, and not in a Gran Turismo screenshot
Yes it was and that's what made it such a hit. Then Ford updated it to the C1 platform in 2005 and left the U.S. market out in the cold.

Would be great if the Fusion popped up available with AWD and the upcoming turbo 3.5L v6, but it will probably end up in that SHO Taurus. A design mockup was mistakenly photo'd and ended up on the 'net. Luckily it was better receieved than say the Pontiac Aztek.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:33 PM   #8
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Wasn't the previous focus, a world platform?
The 1st generation Focus was a "world car" because it was indeed used in Europe, here in the US and I assume also in Asia. The problem is that it was never updated here in the US.


The rendering above is the next-gen Taurus... it might not look quite as hot as Europe's Mondeo, but it is a larger, more conservative car aimed at a more "traditional" market. I personally think it looks vastly better than Ford's current lineup.

Between this new Taurus, the upcoming Fiesta and the recently restyled Fusion, Ford actually has a decent lineup once these finally hit the market.
Unfortunately for Ford, the entire market is in the toilet
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:54 PM   #9
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Good luck ford bring over all Euro Fords and your done!
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:28 PM   #10
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The drive of Ford the next generation of global vehicles will get an improvement with the introduction of a new model at the Detroit Auto Show scheduled for next month, which will showcase the company’s most current global design theme. As stated by J. Mays, Ford’s design chief, the current model is not part of a “next-generation design language”, but instead it is a sign of Ford’s “post-kinetic” global design DNA.

Mays revealed to Automotive News that the most current design will most importantly be a development of the present ‘kinetic’ design philosophy employed on vehicles like the Fiesta and Mondeo. Although dynamic and attractive designs are essential in smaller categories such as that which the Fiesta comes under, Mays established that the development for the current model will be “a little more simple” and “a little more elegant”, but it will preserve the “best attributes” of the Kinetic design language. Mays also affirmed that the fresh model is not yet ready for production, at least not for more than a year, and that the next versions of Focus and Fusion will come with the same design philosophy.

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Old 12-02-2008, 01:32 PM   #11
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Looks like they're going to copy Europe's style and drop the Gilette look of US cars. Bully for them, but it would be nice to see a properly built and dedicated world car; every time they try something gets screwed up, usually to make it appeal to a perceived American taste or cost.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:39 PM   #12
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I'm gonna say that they might actually be on the right path, and this new unveil will be the fiesta, with the global focus and what the next fusion will be, I'm not sure. The Taurus will become an American Mondeo, so what will the basis for the Fusion be? Do you think they will merge the Taurus and Fusion lines into a Mondeo-based car next time around? I think it may be a possibility.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:47 PM   #13
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The Taurus as we know it now is a large car.
The Fusion is Ford US' mid-sized car, which will eventually be the same as the next-gen Mondeo.
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Wasn't the previous focus, a world platform?

I'll believe the hype when I see the production model on the street, and not in a Gran Turismo screenshot
It was based off a world platform, but decontented and watered down by cost cutting. Then they decided to keep the platform 3 years longer than the europeans and in that 3 years destroyed the kinetic design language by making it first look like a Mk4 jetta rip off then evolved it back into an escort. They should have taken it to the C1 platform in 2004. It could have saved them.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:02 AM   #15
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no more uber chrome? ohhh, i likey the way ford is goin.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:47 AM   #16
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I definitely like their new direction. ANYTHING is better than their current 'Gillette' look.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:48 AM   #17
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straight up that doesnt really look like a ford car to me but i kinda like it
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:52 AM   #18
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"Mays said that the new design language will be an evolution of the successful kinetic design philosophy created by Ford of Europe."

Let's just hope that he doesn't mean that they are about to water the design language down for North American consumption...Although I fear that is what is means...
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:36 PM   #19
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The global European design is much more favorable than the crap they design in the US.... ANY DAY!!!!!!!
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:31 PM   #20
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Which one would you preffer??







I think it's pretty obvoius...

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i can never buy a ford because the logo is just so damn ugly... it can ruin any car. seriously.
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i can never buy a ford because the logo is just so damn ugly... it can ruin any car. seriously.
But from far away it could be a Subaru emblem. I've had people mistake my oval Subaru emblem for a Ford.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:42 PM   #23
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i can never buy a ford because the logo is just so damn ugly... it can ruin any car. seriously.
I'm a blue oval kind of guy. Ford's and Subaru's seem to find their way to my garage.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:51 PM   #24
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Hmm.. Wonder if the next full-size world car might come from Oz, with the platform engineered flexibly enough to be driven from either end (or both). In the full-size arena they really only have the Falcon, the big Volvo (S80?) and the Taurus. Well, and the Crown Vic, but that's just ancient history that won't stay dead...
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