Whether you like the all-new 2016 Ford Taurus or not, there’s no denying the emphasis that The Blue Oval has placed on comfort and luxury in the full-size sedan. One of the features that illustrates this is the back seat.
Not only does the rear seat of the 2016 Taurus have palatial room, but it is also power-reclining. On top of that, it features optional adjustable lumbar support and a massage function — a first for a Ford vehicle in China. Ford says that the purpose of the feature is to “help rear passenger arrive refreshed at their destination in business-class comfort.”
Meanwhile, the center seat cushion — which is friction-hinged for a premium feel, reveals a rear-seat control panel for air condition, seat functions, and car media. Looking further back into the rear armrest area reveals a pass-through for the trunk that’s perfect for loading large items such as skis or hockey sticks… just in case the successful business person elects to take a vacation from the daily grind. Folding the center seat cushion up reveals a 40/20/40 rear-seat layout, allowing the 2016 Taurus to seat three rear passengers “comfortably” — according to Ford.
Though Ford has yet to reveal its all-new Taurus for the United States, we expect it to generally be the same vehicle as the model revealed in China in April, but with some market-specific tweaks. What we’re curious about, however, is whether or not the rear-seat luxuries such as power-reclining and massaging chairs will also be offered.