2010 Ford Taurus is Black designer’s gem

The Chicago Auto Show rolls through each year, showcasing the latest models from foreign and domestic automakers, offering a live look at what’s new and improved–and odd–in the automotive industry.

The Chicago Auto Show rolls through each year, showcasing the latest models from foreign and domestic automakers, offering a live look at what’s new and improved–and odd–in the automotive industry.

From sleek coupes to accommodating family vans, the automakers show off all of their newest bells and whistles––and concept cars––at the auto show.

Standing proud for one of the nation’s big three automakers, Ford, is the 2010 Taurus designed by a Black engineer.

The sleek, chiseled and “athletic” look of the vehicle was crafted by Earl Lucus, 38, a design manager for the No. 2 Detroit-based automaker. He also designed the Lincoln MKX, Ford Edge and the Lincoln Navigator SUV.

“We began working on the 2010 Taurus in 2006 and to see the end results makes me feel good about my work,” Lucas told the Defender.

The model’s features include cruise control with collision warning, intelligent access with push button start, blind spot information system with cross traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers, voice-activated navigation and the “MyKey” parental feature that allows parents to program car keys for such things as speed limit maximum.

He predicts that the 2010 Taurus will someday be a collector’s item.

“Twenty years from now you will be able to look at all the cars Ford produced and see that the 2010 Taurus was a legacy maker,” he said.

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