The new hi-tech 2010 Ford Taurus created a revolution in the full-size category earlier this year when it debuted on the Middle East motoring scene, giving a tantalizing glimpse into the motoring features of the future. The highly acclaimed new Taurus has already been dubbed America’smost innovative sedan, winning Edmunds.com’s Technology Breakthrough Award and appearingas the official vehicle of the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show and last year’s GITEX inDubai. It has also been named among the “Top 10 Family Cars for 2010”.
The Taurus provides voice-activated telecommunications and entertainment connectivity, as well as Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support, Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert, cooled Multi-Contour Seats with Active Motion, and a second generation SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad. A part from its numerous gadgets, the new Taurus features crash-avoidance technologies, such as a segment-first, radar-based forward collision warning system that helps drivers avoid accidents. The system uses a radar sensor to detect moving vehicles ahead and provides a visual “heads-up” warning signal and an audible warning when slower-moving traffic is detected ahead.
The V6 motor delivers an estimated 263 horsepower and 249 foot-pounds of torque. It earns a ULEV-II emissions certification and comes paired with a choice of two new six-speed automatic transmissions. The regular car is offered in SE and SEL trim levels. Ford also launched performance-oriented SHO EcoBoost model.