Ford has revealed the front, sides and rear seat of the new seventh generation Taurus sedan ahead of its official launch in Shanghai.
It might be a car that’s heavily identified with the USA, but with the shift of customers from large sedans to crossovers, SUVs and luxury marques, the biggest market for big sedans is now the middle kingdom.
The new Taurus will be the first time the large sedan has gone on sale in China and it will be made at a new factory in Hangzhou.
Under the hood there will be a 2.7-litre turbocharged ‘EcoBoost’ V6 engine developing an unknown amount of power and torque.
The new car features LED headlights, tail-lights and driving lights, and a more upright version of the grille found on the Fusion/Mondeo twins.
With Chinese car buyers preferring to be driven around, the new Taurus will be available with power reclining rear seats with adjustable lumbar support and massaging. There’s also a control panel for the climate control and audio systems in the rear seat arm rest.
The Ford Taurus will debut later this in the USA, and go on sale as a 2016 model year car.
Length: ~5,000mm (196.9 inches)
Wheelbase: 2,950mm (116.1 inches)