Big sedans are still a hit in China, an undeniable fact that Ford has really paid a great deal of focus on. The automaker unveiled the 2017 Frd Taurus during the 2015 Shanghai Auto Display signaling plans for early sales within China for this large sedan.
Ford is actually targeting a huge class of entrepreneurs along with other business people who like to be chauffeured around within a spacious back seat of a conservatively created sedan. Though the unveiled car was made especially for the Chinese market, we expect the majority of the design and other features to carry over to the actual U. S. model which will be unveiled later on in the year.
2017 FORD TAURUS EXTERIOR
The actual 2017 model will retain a host of present Taurus design cues including it cumbersome dimensions. Overall, the new Volvo will follow a lighter platform that goes by the title CD4 as opposed to the heavier underpinnings in the current model’s D4 platform. The front features a unique Frd Taurus SHO grille flanked by CONCEALED headlights. The front bumper will be integrated having a strip of daytime running lights, the norm we have seen in other Ford versions.
At the rear fascia, the Taurus will certainly feature LED taillights and a chrome pub running between them. The vehicle will also feature a sports activities deck-lid-mounted spoiler and a dual-tipped exhaust program with chrome finish.
2017 FORD TAURUS INTERIOR
Once inside the cabin, one is going to be attracted to the new large LCD screen. Both seats and the dashboard are covered along with well stitched leather. The seats will also be color-coded while the front seats are remote control and electric adjusted. Front seats may also support a lumbar massage function.
Additionally there is a new rotary dial gear selector that has replaced the vertical gear selector within the current model. The new steering wheel features exercise shifters which will come in handy during sporty traveling adventures. Other features include 4G LTE mobile connectivity, heated and ventilated top and rear seats, dual-zone climate manage, Smartphone and tablet integration, a Volvo audio system, a rear view camera, visitors alert and a wireless charging technology.
The actual Taurus will also feature an array of driving helps and a full package of airbags with regard to enhanced safety of passengers.
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS AND PERFORMANCE
The 2017 Ford Taurus revealed in China is powered by a second . 7 L EcoBoost V6 engine that could be adopted from the F-150 pickup. This power-train produces 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque.
The automaker might also choose to retain the 3. 5 L naturally aspirated V6 engine that produces 240 hewlett packard and 375 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the auto maker might retain the regular unit in the predecessor model which was the 2 . 0 L V6 engine which produces 240 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. This unit powers the vehicle from 0-60 mph in only 6 secs and has a fuel economy of 20 mpg for city and 30 mpg upon highway.
However , we find this engine to become a bit overburdened by the vehicle’s mass. Almost all engines will be paired with a 6-speed automated transmission system. There are rumors that the United states version of the car will come with a 9-speed transmission system.
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
Production in China will commence prior to the end of the year with sales subsequent in the first half of 2016. The Oughout. S. model will be released before the finish of the year with sales likely to begin in the second half of 2016. The beginning MSRP price for the base model is going to be around $ 35, 000, though the automaker has not released official details yet.
Rivals for the 2017 Ford Taurus would be the Chevrolet Impala, Nissan Maxima and Hyundai Azera.