Ford updates next-gen Taurus bought in China months after nameplate dropped in US

Ford ended manufacturing of the Taurus for North America in March, however the nameplate lives on in China the place Ford’s been promoting a redesigned mannequin since 2015.

The Chinese language-market Taurus relies on a stretched model of the CD4 platform discovered within the Fusion, versus the outdated D3 platform that underpinned our Taurus, and it is positioned over there as a little bit of a luxurious cruiser. It even provides power-reclining rear seats full with therapeutic massage perform.

Ford has now up to date the Taurus bought in China. There is a new form for the entrance grille and new lights at each ends. The entrance and rear fascias have additionally been redesigned. The model proven is the range-topping Vignale with options additional chrome exterior accents, a panoramic glass roof, and distinctive 19-inch wheels.

2020 Ford Taurus (Chinese language spec)

The up to date Taurus is fitted solely with a 2.Zero-liter turbocharged inline-Four delivering 245 horsepower. The earlier 12 months’s mannequin options the two.Zero-liter engine in addition to a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 with 325 hp. The demise of the V-6 suggests Chinese language patrons aren’t looking for efficiency within the automotive, Taurus SHOs be damned.

Gross sales in China begin later this 12 months, with manufacturing dealt with regionally by Ford and its joint-venture associate Changan.

Sadly, a scarcity of demand for sedans right here means Ford has no intention of promoting the automotive right here because the seventh iteration of the household basic. Recall, Ford has dominated out all passenger vehicles right here bar the Mustang.

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