2016 Ford Taurus Release Date, Interior, Price – The new 2016 Ford Taurus will now be faster, lighter and more fuel efficient than its previous model when it goes on sale later this year. The weight of the car is expected to be reduced, while the 9-speed transmission will now be offered as part of the measures meant to boost the fuel economy and performance.

2016 Ford Taurus
2016 Ford Taurus

Moreover, the new 2016 Ford Taurus will share the same platform as the Ford Fusion model as the current model in the market uses the Volvo platform which has become outdated in modern trends.

The problem that led to the redesigning and ditching the old platform was because the previous Taurus was overweight and even the top rated SHO model isn’t that competitive as one would expect, but with the expected release of the new Taurus, buyers should expect upgraded specs and features unique to the 2016 Taurus.

According to recent announcements from the automaker, the new vehicle will come with an extended wheelbase, lengthy overhangs and a widened Fusion platform.

2016 Ford Taurus exterior

The reason the current model was heavy was because it was created on a modified Volvo platform that the automaker had introduced on the 2005 mercury Montego and Ford Five Hundred.

The company owned Volvo at the time, while Volvo made use of aluminium components to reduce weight, Ford on the other hand used less expensive but heavier steel which resulted in a heavy Taurus.

2016 Ford Taurus front
2016 Ford Taurus front

To shed weight, the new 2016 Ford Taurus will be longer and wider. This will result in better handling and stability for the vehicle. The new vehicle will now be slender but sweeter. It will come with a hexagonal grille which resembles the 2015 Fusion.

2016 Ford Taurus back
2016 Ford Taurus back

Overall exterior design will portray the vehicle as powerful and dynamic. Other rumours allege that the vehicle will also come with increased cabin space thanks to the downsizing of the luggage space.

2016 Ford Taurus interior

The interior of the new 2016 Ford Taurus is touted to make the Taurus competitive in the market judging from the spy pictures we have. The cabin atmosphere feels classy, while the seats are comfortable and the MyFord Touch system keeps the passengers entertained throughout the driving extravaganza.

2016 Ford Taurus interior
2016 Ford Taurus interior

Other redesigns such as the tall doors, thick roof pillars, centre console, gives the Taurus an almost race cockpit feel up front with poor visibility on the sides and posterior of the car.

However, other cars, such as the Dodge Challenger, Buick Lacrosse and Nissan Maxima now offer better packaged interior configurations that are less dense with panels and plastics.

The company has successfully managed to conceal all the important specs the car will with, however, we urge our readers to come back in some few weeks for exact features that will accompany the new 2016 Ford Taurus during its release.

2016 Ford Taurus engine

Under the hood of the new 2016 Ford Taurus will be two engine options which will be provided for buyers. The information might not be exact since the company has withheld quite a bountiful of info.

However, this is what industry experts suggest. The current 2L four cylinder engine in the Taurus will probably remain unchanged, but will be tweaked in order to offer the vehicle better fuel economy ratings.

Other engines will include the 3.5L V6 which will be able to create 288 horsepower and 254 pounds of torque, the other option will be a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine which will have the capacity to yield up to 365 hp and 350 pounds of torque.

Speaking of the V6, the EcoBoost engine will be the one to power the 2016 Ford Taurus SHO model, which was also the engine in the previous model. Despite the above engine specs, we expect the automaker to change the values in order to reflect better fuel ratings.

However, we expect better fuel economy ratings through the weight loss alone.

2016 Ford Taurus price and release date

For the pricing details of the new 2016 Ford Taurus, we expect the base version of the vehicle to retail at a price of 27,000USD. While on the other end, the Ford’s flagship sedan-Limited variants will certainly set you back by 35,000 USD.

The new 2016 Ford Taurus is expected to hit showrooms during the second half of this year. The Fords line up will also incorporate a wide variety of Police interceptor sedan renderings.