Luxurious New Ford Taurus Set to Hit Streets of China

By Admin | Posted in Ford Taurus on Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 5:06 pm
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All-New Luxury Ford Taurus Specs and Features

Although the Taurus is the flagship sedan of the Ford Motor Company—and therefore offers an impressive set of features and capabilities—it isn’t really considered a luxury vehicle. However, the world just got its first look at a newer, more refined version of the Taurus at the Shanghai Motor Show, and based on what we’re seeing with the all-new luxury Ford Taurus specs and features, Ford is stepping up their game.

One of the elements of a true luxury vehicle is wheelbase. As the owners typically sit in the back seat and are chauffeured around, more space is needed in the back—hence the bigger gap between the wheels. The new Ford Taurus is no exception. It has been put in the stretcher and has went from a 113-inch to a 116-inch wheelbase, which is more than enough to give back seat passengers the legroom that they need.

all-new-luxury-ford-taurus-specs-and-features-exterior-design-china-shanghai-motor-showSeeing as the back seat is the primary spot for owners of the vehicle, it has received a number of tweaks and additions that you won’t find in your average Taurus. That includes power-reclining seats that help to increase comfort with an advanced, adjustable lumbar support system and a massage function for those longer drives. All of the gadgets can be controlled by the rear console located on the fold-down armrests.

Power often comes standard with luxury, and that couldn’t be any more true for the new China-bound Taurus, which takes on the same 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that is currently found in the Ford Edge and the Ford F-150. An official output has yet to be unveiled, but as the engine makes 315 horsepower in the Edge and 325 in the F-150, it is likely to provide the full size Taurus with numbers somewhere above 300 horse.

As the new Taurus was unveiled in Shanghai, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that there are not currently plans to bring the decked-out and extended Taurus to the United States, and seeing as Ford has always strayed away from taking on the luxury market in America, it’s not likely that they will ever bring it to market here, but if they ever do change their minds, we’ll be sure to let you know here on our blog.

While you wait for word on the U.S. release date of the luxurious new Ford Taurus, we encourage you to check out some of the other posts here on the Matt Ford blog. We have a ton of information on vehicles that were offered exclusively in foreign markets, and that are now making their way to the states, such as the Ford Focus RS. Let’s just hope that the new stretched out Ford Taurus follow suit.

 

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