China is one of the best marketplaces for big sedans and this is a good thing for the next generation of the 2018 Ford Taurus. After the release for the China market, we expect that the US model will follow it.
Taurus is a big sedan that was produced in more than seven million units since it was start producing from 1986. In fact, in a period from 1992 to 1996 it was the bestselling car in America. This makes it the fifth bestselling car in the history of the Ford.
2018 Ford Taurus redesign
The newest 2018 Ford Taurus comes with a wide body and sporty design cues, which gives it a dominant look. Front fascia will feature LED headlamps as standard while HID technology will be reserved for higher trim levels. That means that the high-intensity discharge headlights will be restricted only for Taurus SHO that gives it a superior look. On the rear side of the vehicle, we can notice LED taillamps. Beside better appearance this lights also realize better brightness since they are quicker and brighter than standard lightbulbs. They also use less energy and they are typical on all Taurus models.
The interior of 2018 Ford Taurus brings design, luxury with fine craftsmanship together. All over the interior there are high quality and soft-touch materials. Seats are available in different editions from high quality fabric to leather trimmed seats in Charcoal Black color. Front seats have heating and cooling function while rear passenger seats comes with their very own warming option.
As well as all already mentioned, the new Ford Taurus 2018 will feature the inescapable My Ford Touch with Sync 3 infotainment system as well as a wide range of security attributes that are possible. Just like before, the redesigned steering wheel includes paddle shifters, which are convenient during sporty driving. Other characteristics come as 4G LTE cellular connectivity, Smartphone and tablet incorporation and Sony audio system. It also comes with a huge trunk out back, and its size is 20.1 cubic feet.
New Ford Taurus 2018 specs
The newest Ford Taurus 2018 will come with three engines in its lineup. Base engine is naturally aspirated V6 with 3.2-liter of displacement. This engine produces 288 horses and 254 lb-ft of torque. Second engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost with 4 cylinders in line and it is good for 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The most powerful Taurus is SHO model and it comes equipped with 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with twin-turbocharger that produces 365 ponies and 350 lb-ft of torque.
There are some indications that it could add a strong Eco-Boost engine with 2.7-liter capacity, which is embraced in the Raptor pick up. Hence, future owners will get 320 horsepower and 370 lb-feet of torque. The Ford Motor Company may also comprise other choices of an engine with less power. This engine appears that will be able to support the mass of the car. Ford Taurus is quite bulky and fearless as we could observe that. All those engines will undoubtedly be coupled with an automatic transmission of 6-rate level. There is also a rumor that the US version of this automobile will utilize a 9-speed transmission.
2018 Ford Taurus price and release date
Ford Motor Company has given information concerning the creation of the new Ford Taurus 2018. This car will hit Chinese market by the end of 2017. Afterwards, the US model is going to be available in the beginning of 2018. No official statement yet from Ford officials considering the price. Cost of the new 2018 Ford Taurus will likely start from $35,000 for base model. When it comes to competition, the 2018 Taurus will additionally possess some rivals including Chevy Impala, Nissan Maxima and Hyundai Azera.