Large sedans remain popular among car enthusiasts. In fact, the 2017 Ford Taurus gets many attentions from people all over the world. This automaker has made an announcement about this new car. It gives the signal as the best-selling large sedan in the future. What’s the aim of Ford Motor Company? They seem in targeting a high-society class including businessmen and entrepreneurs. These people tend to ride a chauffeured car with spacious seats. They also love the conservative concept of this car. Though this upcoming car has a specific market target, we can wait longer to bring the new Ford Taurus 2017 to US soil. Chinese market will be the luckiest one.
2017 Ford Taurus redesign
This model is really fascinating with its current Taurus style including the bulky body. This next generation of Taurus will use a lighter platform called CD4. This feature will be the opposition to the previous model that uses heavier platform namely D4. As we can see at the front part of the 2017 Ford Taurus, there’s a remarkable Taurus SHO grille bordered by HID headlights. The front bumper of this car will include running lights, which are regular features of other Ford cars. At the rear part, this car includes LED taillights as well as a chrome block running between them. This car also includes an enhanced exhaust system with chrome polish.
Let’s take a look inside the new Ford Taurus 2017. Once we get into the cabin we will find a new large LCD display. Both the dashboard and the seats are covered with fine leathers. The seats also include some technologies including an electrically adjusted massage function. The upright gear selector is no longer available as it uses a new gear selector with a rotary dial. At the steering wheel, there’s a feature of paddle shifter. It’s a handy improvement for those who love sporty driving experience. Other features of the 2017 Ford Taurus are internet connectivity, smartphone integration, an audio system, and security system.
New Ford Taurus 2017 specs
As the name implies, the new Ford Taurus 2017 will include a quite powerful eco-boost engine with 2.7-liter capacity. This engine is adopted from the Raptor pickup. Thus, we’ll get 320 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Motor Company might also include other options of an engine with lesser power. Yet, this engine seems working hard to support the mass of the vehicle. As we can see that Ford Taurus is quite bulky and bold. All those engines will be combined with an automatic transmission of 6-speed level. There’s also a rumor that the US version of this car will use a 9-speed transmission.
2017 Ford Taurus release date and price
Ford Motor Company has given information about the production of the new Ford Taurus 2017. This car will hit Chinese market at the end of 2016. Later, the US model will be available at the beginning of 2017. The price probably may start from $35,000, though there’s no official announcement yet from the company. The 2017 Ford Taurus will also have some rivals including Nissan Maxima, Chevy Impala and Hyundai Azera.