This post deals with the styling of what I consider the second-generation Taurus that, as it happened, was not as well received in the marketplace as the initial design. Jack Telnack was in charge of Ford styling when the second-generation car was developed.
The redesigned Taurus was given a soft overall shape that was softened further by use of rounded details inside and out. One practical defect was that the Taurus' trunk was smaller than many potential buyers probably wanted. Let's take a closer look.
The reason I include this image is that it shows the Studebaker from a similar, if flipped, point of view as the red Taurus above it. The Studebaker has 50s features such as sealed beam headlamps with frenched bevels and high front fenders. But if you mentally strip those details away, the result is something like the Taurus' sculpting.