2016 Ford Taurus debut at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
Ford Taurus was originally introduced in 1986 and during these years, we have seen six generations of it. Until 2007, this was a mid-size car but with fifth-generation model it became a full-size sedan and one of the top models made by Ford. Current model is present from 2010 and it will be replaced late this year. New model will be completely redesigned and it will come as 2016 Ford Taurus. It is expected that it will go on sale this fall.
2016 Ford Taurus at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show details
As you probably know, China is nowadays one of the most attractive car markets in the world. Almost every manufacturer is present in this country and Ford definitely is not an exception. North American manufacturer recently introduced several models like Edge, Lincoln MKZ etc. Since this market is very attractive for full-size cars, it seems natural that company’s flagship sedan will make its debut at the upcoming 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. The 2016 Ford Taurus will come completely redesigned and it will be offered in China for the first time. New model will come with plenty of improvements and one of the most important is definitely a new chassis. It will be a enlarged version of Ford CD4 platform, which is used for models like Fusion, Explorer etc.
New model will come significantly lighter too, which will provide better performances and fuel economy. Beside completely new styling, 2016 Ford Taurus is also expected to come with plenty of new hi-tech features such as new infotainment system and many new or upgraded drive-assist systems. When it is about engines, we still don’t have exact information, but it is pretty much for sure that there will be a whole lineup of advanced EcoBoost engines, such as 3.5 liter V6 or new 2.3 liter 4-cylinder, borrowed from new Mustang.
2016 Ford Taurus at 2015 Shanghai Auto Show presentation
It is still unknown on which day 2016 Ford Taurus will be presented. This car show begins at April 22, but according to rumors, new model will be unofficially revealed on private event few days before show starts.