2016 Ford Taurus revealed - IAB Report [Update]

22/04/2015 - 11:00 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Update - The new Ford Taurus was the center piece of the Ford booth at Auto Shanghai 2015. A fresh image gallery with shots from the show is added below the text.

Will be manufactured at the Hangzhou plant.

The all-new 2016 Ford Taurus has been unveiled for the Chinese market prior to its launch later this year.

2016 Ford Taurus front from the Chinese unveiling

Featuring Ford's trademark hexagonal radiator chrome grille, flanked by sweptback LED headlamps, the car won't be mistaken for a rival make. It is hoisted on 19-inch 10-spoke wheels, flaunts LED taillights and chrome exhaust tips.

The interior boasts of a “smart design” with a full panoramic sunroof, and over 25 “intelligent” storage spaces. Measuring five meters in length, the car will have a 2.95-meter wheelbase for "abundant" leg room for rear passengers.

2016 Ford Taurus side view from the Chinese unveiling

Talking about the rear passengers who is at the center of attention for this product, Ford has installed for them, high power-reclining rear seats with optional adjustable lumbar support with a massage function. A folding-down center seat cushion conceals a control panel that has controls for seat function, media and air conditioning. The seat can be folded up, and is in a 40/20/40 layout.

Ford says it has used materials that "reinforce the feeling of comfort and exceptional, uncompromised quality." While leather is used on the seats, it is complemented by the application of wood elements in other cabin parts.

2016 Ford Taurus rear three quarter right from the Chinese unveiling

The cabin is decked extensively with sound-deadening materials, so that "all occupants are treated to an exceptionally quiet cabin matched by a smooth and comfortable ride."

Ford's press release is not containing details on the Taurus' new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, but Chinese media portals claim that the engine will be paired to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The reports add that the exact length of the car is 4,996 mm and the wheelbase is 2,949 mm.

Ford Taurus 2016 rear seat control panel official

The Chinese press expects the new Taurus to launch in the second half of the year at a starting price of 300,000 yuan (INR 30.28 lakhs), slotting above the Mondeo.

2016 Ford Taurus at Auto Shanghai 2015 - Image Gallery

[Source - auto.163.com]

2016 Ford Taurus revealed in China - Press Release

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