Sharing its underpinnings with its 2008-2009 predecessor, the sixth generation mid-sized Taurus sedan which hit the markets in 2013 got a completely design make over inside out. The exercise also saw the introduction of the brand’s ‘Kinetic Design’ for the Taurus.
Alongside the standard Ford Taurus, two variants of this generation were also offered: the Ford Taurus SHO and the Ford Police Interceptor Sedan.
Interestingly, this generation of the Taurus has a connection with Volvo-derived Ford D3 platform architecture, sharing the 112.9-inch wheelbase of the Lincoln MKS and the previous Ford Taurus (Five Hundred).
The Taurus is a front-wheel drive car with the option of an all-wheel drive configuration. However, AWD is standard on the SHO.
The stock model is powered by 263hp 3.5-litre Duratec V6 mated to 6-speed automatic transmission.
The SHO (Super High Output) model is powered by twin-turbocharged, direct injection EcoBoost 365hp 3.5-litre V6 engine.
As with all other D3 sedans from Ford, the Taurus also gets with four-wheel independent suspension with MacPherson struts and L-arms with a stabilizer bar in the front and a multilink coilover shock setup with stamped steel lower control arms and cast upper control arms in the rear.
Safety features include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, AdvanceTrac (which combines traction control and stability control). Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control is an option for all-wheel drive models.
The seventh-generation Taurus (China only since 2015 ) is built on the newer and lighter D4 platform and comes with smaller engines like the 2.0-litre EcoBoost inline-4 or 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6 with a 6-speed automatic paired to both engines.
|Engine||V6 3.5L AWD|
|No. Of Gears||6A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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