Ford Motor Co. is homogenizing the styling on the '00 Taurus and loading it up with safety features, including new smart air bags, in hopes of generating more retail sales. Sport/utility vehicles and pickups may be the rage in the U.S., but Ford is confident that focusing on the Taurus's safety features will help it stand out against vehicles such as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Ford used a similar approach with its Windstar, touting the minivan's industry-leading crash safety ...

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