Once the new 2016 Ford Taurus hits the market, we can expect it to be faster, lighter, and more powerful than ever. Besides that, Ford’s new Taurus will also be more fuel efficient once it goes on sale in 2015. All these improvements suggest that there will be many changes in terms of engine, exterior, and probably interior. The Ford’s one-time bestseller will be officially unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show and American version is also about to be unveiled. Over the past years, the popular Taurus debuted with significantly changed exterior design, but it seems that for the 2016, that won’t be the case. Let’s check together what actually has been changed and what the new 2016 Ford Taurus has to offer to its customers.
2016 Ford Taurus Exterior
Generally, the upcoming 2016 Ford Taurus represents an evolution of the current model with some design cues borrowed from the Ford Fusion. The Chinese market will get the 2016 Taurus with a four-inch longer wheelbase. Even though the spy-photos of the vehicle do not reveal much, it seems that it kept its recognizable shape with numerous changes and tweaks. The newbie will be based on the same platform as the Ford Fusion and it is pretty clear that the two models will share some of the design cues. Well, the Ford Fusion is one of the best-looking cars out there, so we don’t mind if the new Taurus looks much alike the Fusion. The front fascia of the vehicle is significantly refreshed with smaller hexagonal grille with color stripes. The new headlights are also smaller and now have rectangular shape and they are now integrated into the front fascia.
Interior of 2016 Ford Taurus
The cabin of the 2016 Ford Taurus will also be significantly improved in terms of materials, space, and technological features. As for the materials, you will find high-end plastics, aluminum, and leather in different combinations and variants for outstanding driving feel. The newcomer will be excellently equipped, so you will feel safe and comfortable while driving. Among many others, you will find a rearview camera, triple-zone automatic climate control system, and satellite navigation. There will also be heated and cooled front seats, newly designed dashboard with wood and metallic details, an 8-inch LCD touchscreen display, Sony Audio system with 12 speakers, etc.
Ford Taurus 2016 Engine
As far as the engine of the 2016 Ford Taurus is concerned there will also be some improvements. First of all, there will be several engine options under the newbie’s hood. The base engine will probably be a 2.3-liter EcoBoost which kicks up 305 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. It will be coupled to an 8-speed automatic shifter and power will be sent to the front wheels. The Ford Taurus SHO will be powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, but details about its output are still unavailable. There are some rumors that there will also be a 5.0-liter V8 with maximum output of 420 to 450 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. It will be coupled to a 9-speed auto shifter and power will be sent to all wheels.
2016 Ford Taurus Release date and price
The 2016 Ford Taurus is expected to go on sale in early 2016 or in late 2015 priced at $28.000 for the base model.