2016 Ford Taurus
For the new, redesigned model of 2016 Taurus, Ford prepared few updates. First of all, this vehicle is coming easier than before, which brings better fuel efficiency. For performance freaks, there is boost in speed, so, new car will be faster. Still more than a year before its official launch, engineers have a lot of time to improve this vehicle and attract buyers. However, according to announces, we can expect something special with 2016 Ford Taurus.
2016 Ford Taurus platform
Styling of the 2016 Ford Taurus will be similar to some cars we have seen before. Current generation of the car is sharing its concept with Volvo vehicles from 2005, when Taurus and Ford 500 used aluminum components for its building. It was used to reduce weight by Volvo, but Ford decided to go with less expensive and more heavy steel, and now same techniques are used for the lightweight purpose and we can expect 2016 Ford Taurus with less pounds than before.
That is focus for new car, as it is told from company. However, wheelbase will be lengthened and widened, and rear overhang are about to be extended. This strategy has been used before for long cars. GM shared platforms for Buicks – Regal and La Crosse, then also Chevy’s Malibu and Impala. This so-called Epsilon platform and its dimension has been modified for each model, so it will be adjusted for 2016 Ford Taurus.
2016 Ford Taurus performance
This drop of weight and announced faster vehicle could attract many buyers to 2016 Ford Taurus. It is expected that vehicle will get power from V6 engine, probably same as current Audi A8 L is using, and it is 3.0-liter turbocharged drivetrain.
New, 9-speed transmission will be installed to additionally improve efficiency, but also to make ride smoother. It is announced that 2016 Ford Taurus’ acceleration and top speed are about to be boosted significantly. It is also possible that car will carry over current model’s 3.5-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. However, modifications and new building methids and materials guarantee better fuel economy from currents 19/29 mpg in city and highway drive.
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