After 34 years, Ford Taurus production at the company’s plant in Chicago has ended, marking the end of the large family sedan in the US.
The last Ford Taurus rolled down the line in Chicago on March 1, 2019, ending production of the full size sedan in the US after 33 years.
The Ford Taurus was given a crash redesign in 2000 just five years after its third generation debut with a more conventional front, rear, and interior.
Ford in the US will drop every non-SUV passenger car from its range, except the Mustang and Focus Active, citing declining sales and a lack of profitability.
Sales of large sedans and small minivans are drying up in the USA, and Ford will likely discontinue the Taurus sedan and C-Max minivan.
The Ford Taurus, once America’s most popular family car, is in the sales doldrums and could be axed, or replaced by a model sourced from China.
The sixth-gen Ford Taurus SHO has 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 with 365hp/272kW and 350 lb-ft/475Nm. The MY2013 facelift included much sharper front styling.
The Ford Taurus was given a light facelift for the 2013 model year, including a slightly sharper front end design, revised tail-lights and other upgrades.
Ford has revealed the front, sides and rear seat of the new seventh generation Taurus sedan ahead of its official launch in Shanghai.
The seventh generation Ford Taurus sedan, with its 2.7-litre turbocharged V6 and reclining rear seats, been unveiled ahead of the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show.