Ford Taurus is one of the brands of this manufacturer. That’s why Ford will launch seventh generation of this car as 2016 year model. Main problem of the Taurus, people in Ford have seen in its weight, so expect large drop for 2016 Taurus. It will be made mostly to become competitive. New generations of the vehicles are pretty bigger than its predecessors, which is visible at first sight. That will be the case with 2016 Ford Taurus too.
2016 Ford Taurus redesign
The 2016 Ford Taurus will be next-generation of this brand and it will be built on new platform called CD4. Other Ford’s vehicle is using this concept. It is Mondeo, so we expect many similarities with these two cars. Ford Taurus 2016 will be wider and longer than before. Wheelbase will be stretched, as well as rear overhang On the other hand, use of the new materials will make new 2016 Taurus easier, so it will have better fuel consumption. Current, sixth generation was built on Volvo platform and it hasn’t been changed since 2009, when it was launched. Sligh modifications were made in materials used for building, where company decided to go with cheaper variant, steel, instead of lighter and better for fuel consumption. Now, Ford is about to fix this mistake. Aluminum will be used, and the fuel economy improvements will be visible. Old cars weight was measured at 4455 pounds, and for example, new Ford Fusion with front drive weights 3526 pounds.
2016 Ford Taurus engine
New features are expected at performance side of the 2016 Ford Taurus. Highlight will be brand new transmission from Ford, nine-speed auto. This gearbox will improve fuel economy on new Taurus. It is still unknown which drivetrains will be used. It is very certain, that current engine will be carried over. It is 2.0-l turbocharged four-cylinder. Other possibility, but still not sure option, is 2.3-l V6 EcoBoost from the new Mustang. But, that is not yet confirmed from the company’s officials.
2016 Ford Taurus release date and price
The new generation of the Ford Taurus is to be launched late in next year. Since there is plenty of time for many improvements and modifications, it is still early to predict price range for the 2016 Ford Taurus.
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