2016 Ford Taurus is reported to be available with the faster, lighter and even more efficient design. There is a big expectation around the body design with much better engine performance. Ti is said that the car will share the platform with Ford Fusion, the front-drive car. As we know that the current design for Taurus was the modified Volvo platform. So, with the new platform, a new look could be achieved.
2016 Ford Taurus Redesign
2016 Ford Taurus is expected to be available with reduced weight since there is a problem with the weight. It is overweight so it will make the SHO performance will not competitive anymore. At this time, we have heard that the concern for the company is on the light-weighting. We don’t know whether the company will use extensive amount of aluminum as the Audi A8 has done but the case is the Taurus is much bigger vehicle. There is also a report said that the 2016 Ford Taurus will be designed with the extended wheelbase and the rear overhang is lengthened. The platform absolutely is widened. The rest, the car will inherit some of the features as the same as the current model. It could be said that the weight is still in a tight development to make lighter 2016 Ford Taurus.
2016 Ford Taurus Engine
For under the hood, the buyers expect to see the car with auto transmission in 9-speed. But, with the overweight, the car will hardly use the V6 EcoBoost 365 horsepower because the amount of mass for SHO needs to move. 2016 Ford Taurus is different from Audi 2014 A8 that has turbocharged V6 engine 3.0 liter and the weight at that time is around 4,464 pounds which is 9 pounds smaller than 2014 Taurus SHO. We have found no detail information about the fuel economy target for this model. In 2014, the car is available with V6 engine 3.5 liter that is paired with 6-speed auto transmission could reach 19 mpg city and 29 highway.
2016 Ford Taurus Competitors, Release Date and Price
The car will have a tight battle with Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Impala, Buick LaCrosse, Hyundai Azera and also Nissan Maxima. It will be ready to go on sale in the third quarter around 2015. For the price tag, there is no prediction and official information. The price could be announced after the car will be launched on the market for 2016 Ford Taurus.