Gee the headlights are a little sleeker, but not sleek enough. And what about that grill. I think I have seen something similar elsewhere.
This is the Taurus.
I think the decision has been made for the replacement of the Falcon and this MkII FG design is a lead in to the Taurus.
"Just this week Ford design chief J Mays conceded a switch to the front all-wheel drive underpinnings of the US Taurus model was a possibility."