2010 Ford Taurus Sedan: Action Video and Live Photos from Detroit Show

Sporting a completely redesigned exterior and interior, the new 2010 Ford Taurus made its world debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. While Ford has no illusions of repeating the success of the first generation Taurus, the American automaker does have high hopes for its new flagship sedan. Dynamic styling aside, the new Taurus also features Ford's 3.5-liter V6, generating 263HP and 249 foot-pounds of torque, paired with a choice of two new six-speed automatic transmissions.

The Taurus engine plan also calls for optional availability of Ford's EcoBoost 3.5-liter turbocharged V6, with an announcement regarding availability coming soon.

The new 2010 Taurus will hit U.S. showrooms this summer offered in three trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited. Prices will start from $25,995, including destination and delivery, meaning that the new Taurus begins at the same entry level price as the 2009 model. The Taurus SEL series will begin at $27,995 while the Taurus Limited series will begin at $31,995.

The SEL series comes equipped with 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, heated exterior mirrors, supplemental park lamps and chrome exhaust tips. The Limited series adds to the SEL appointments with standard leather seats, 19-inch chrome clad aluminum wheels, 10-way power driver and passenger seats, reverse sensing and a premium sound system with SYNC.