Ford has pulled the veil off its all-new 2016 Taurus full-size sedan at Auto Shanghai 2015. The automaker says the new full-size sedan is “designed especially to meet the needs of the Chinese market,” and was created “for highly sophisticated consumers in China who need an equally sophisticated vehicle for both business and personal use.”
What’s new about the Chinese-spec Taurus over the model currently offered here in Ford’s home market? To start, it’s an all-new vehicle
Outside, new front end styling incorporates a revised Ford trapezoidal five-bar grille and slim modern headlamps, along with LED daytime running lamps. At the rear, there’s multi-piece LED tail lights connected by a chrome bar which highlights the vehicle’s width, Ford says. Meanwhile, the side profile has a very sharp body line.
The new 2016 Taurus rides on a lengthened version of Ford’s CD4 front and all-wheel drive vehicle architecture. It’s powered by Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, which is creating an unspecified amount of power in the Taurus and is linked up to an unspecified transmission. More on that when we find out more.
2016 Taurus occupants will enjoy a roomy, airy interior, Ford says, which is accentuated by horizontal design elements. The Blue Oval has paid particular attention to the rear seats, seeing as the owner of the car often rides there in China. The automaker incorporated power-reclining chairs with adjustable lumbar support and massage functionality. There’s also a folding center console with seat, air conditioning and audio controls and a panoramic sunroof.
The all-new 2016 Taurus will be built at Ford’s recently-opened Changan Hangzhou Plant before going on sale later in 2015.