The most recent 2016 Ford Taurus debuted at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. In the rest of the world, this model will debut next year as the 2017 Ford Taurus version. In the U.S for example, we can expect it even by the end of this year. Also, we expect most of the design language and other features to carry over to the U.S model. The future 2017 Ford Taurus will receive some slight modification but nothing too much notable. The exterior design will retain a bit of the current Taurus’ bulky proportions, but with some changes and some new things of course.
2017 Ford Taurus – Body Appearance and Interior Design:
The exterior design of the most recent model will be very attractive and will receive some modifications. The front fascia is especially appealing and here we can notice new front grille. The front grille will be similar those grilles in Fusion, Focus, and Fiesta models. At the middle of the grille, we can see small Ford logo. In general, the grille looks very elegant. The streamlined headlights will look also very nice and will use the next generation of LED technology. At the back, the taillights of this model are also modified. It will also feature LED technology. In order to emphasize the car’s width, between those taillights, we can notice a chrome bar. With the wheelbase of 112.9 and the length of 202.9 in. this model is very large and has a lot of space inside the cabin. The front bumper is also very elegant and here we can perceive nicely designed LED fog lights as well as air intakes. At the sides, the recently developed 2017 Ford Taurus will ride on 18 X 7.5 inch fitted with P235/55HR18 all-season tires.
The interior design of the recent 2017 Ford Taurus will be also very comfortable. Thanks to the spacious cabin, the comfort will be on the high level. Also, Ford engineers paid much attention to the seats. All seats are very comfortable and well shaped while the leather upholstery is standard. In China, this model is offered with reclining rear seats, with lumbar support and a massage feature and we can assume that in the USA we can expect the same thing. Some of the other standard interior features will include cruise control, dual-zone climate control, leather covered steering wheels with multi functions, a lot of connectivity options, 5 Person Seating Capacity, 6 speakers, AM/FM Stereo, 4.2″ color LCD screen in center stack, and many others as well.
2017 Ford Taurus – Performance of Engine:
We can anticipate 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.5-liter V6 engines. The first engine will probably have a max output of 240 hp as well as 270 lb.ft of torque. The standard transmission system will be 6-speed automatic. The acceleration from 0-60 mph will be around 7 seconds while the top speed will be rated at 111 mph. According to EPA, we can expect fuel economy rating of 20/29 mpg in the city/highway.
2017 Ford Taurus – Possible Arrival Date and Price:
As we already wrote, this model debuted in China last year. In the USA, the situation is different and we can expect it in the USA markets by the end of this or at the beginning of next year. The 2017 Ford Taurus will have a starting MSRP of $28.220. Some of its main rivals are Chevrolet Impala and Nissan Maxima.