This year at the Shanghai Auto Show many new sedans were presented for the first time and one of them was the 2017 Ford Taurus. This luxury sedan has been on the market for a few decades but unfortunately it has been offered only to Chinese market and it seems we won’t able to see it in the US at least by the end of the next year. If you are lucky you can find a distributor for the American market but we assure you there won’t be many of them. New Taurus is going to be larger than its predecessors and comes with enhanced performances. Some people would say it takes after Mercedes-Benz, but if you look closely at all details you will see there are huge differences between Taurus and some models manufactured by this German automaker. It will surely be one of the main competitors in the class of luxury sedans in China.
2017 Ford Taurus ENGINE
Previous model of Taurus had 2.0 liter six-cylinder which comes with an output of 240 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque. Ford Taurus 2017 will also have this engine unit, but apart from this one there will be two more. One of the additional options is the 2.7 liter six-cylinder EcoBoost. This engine was initially used in Ford F-150 but the company decided to implement it in several other models, as well.
This unit is more powerful than standard engine and delivers 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. The third option is the 3.5 liter six-cylinder, naturally aspirated, with 240 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. We don’t have info about all engines but the standard unit can go from 0-60mph in less than six seconds. Fuel economy is satisfying with 30 mpg on highway and 20 mpg in a city. Transmission system will remain unchanged with six-speed automatic gearbox.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR of the new Ford Taurus
2017 Ford Taurus will be based on CD4 with headlights integrated in the front grilles, something we have already seen in several models produced by Ford. LED lights have become standard in the car industry and new Taurus will be equipped with them. At the back it will feature two exhaust pipes, chromed at the endings.
In the cabin new LCD panel will be placed and leather will be all over the place. There are even some rumors front seats will come with special massage system. One of the new things is the steering wheel. It comes with additional buttons for changing gears which is great for the Formula 1 lovers. It is also equipped with various devices and features, such as 4G LTE connection, smartphone connection, dual-zone climate control, etc. 2017 Ford Taurus will definitely be one of the most luxurious sedans on the Chinese market.
2017 Ford Taurus RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
According to several sources we cannot expect new 2017 Ford Taurus to be launched before July, 2017.
However, it is most likely that Ford will present it on several car shows, such as the one in Shanghai. Even though Ford hasn’t announced the price yet we expect that it won’t exceed $35,000. Everything above that figure would be unreasonable.