The Taurus is a good car but lacks a few features that could make it brilliant. First of all, the car is too heavy and not quite as powerful as it should. Secondly, the ride could be a bit harsh in certain conditions. Ford is planning to address all these issues with the new 2015 Ford Taurus. It will also boast an improved interior with better materials and a new pair of engines. The price for the new model will start at around 26.000$, making it a bit more expensive that the current generation.
2015 Ford Taurus Exterior
It will now blend better with all of the other Ford’s models thanks to another front grille and new headlights that now have Xenon as well as LED included as standard. The base wheels are now 17 inch and are made out of steel rather than the previous 16 inch units. Also, the problem that made the car quite rough when used with 20 inch wheel has been solved thanks to a new front suspension system.
Interior of 2015 Ford Taurus
While the current Taurus has quite a good interior, the 2015 Ford Taurus will feature more equipment as standard and also better materials. We now expect it to come with aluminium interior trim as well as leather upholstery. The satellite navigation will receive a brand new screen that should be easier to read in direct sunlight. The Taurus offers an available Audio System from Sony® with HD Radio™ Technology featuring 12 speakers and high-quality surround sound. The system includes HD Radio™ Technology for static-free, razor-sharp sound reception. One especially innovative feature is iTunes® Tagging.
Engine of 2015 Taurus Ford
The base 3.5 liter aspirated V6 will be exchanged for a 2 liter turbocharged unit that will develop around 240 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Along that you will be able to choose two different engine options. Firstly there is the 2.3 liter EcoBoost also found in the Mustang with around 305 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque while the most powerful engine will be carried over. The 3.5 liter twin turbo EcoBoost will still be able to provide 370 horsepower and at least 320 lb-ft of torque. Also, thanks to improvements in technology, fuel consumption will go down by at least 10%.
Transmission and drivetrain of Ford Taurus 2015
There is still only a single gearbox available for this model and that is the 6 speed automatic that is smooth, responsive and very comfortable to use. Just as with the current model, power either goes to the front wheels or to all of them via the all wheel drive system that is very similar to that of the Volvo XC90.
The car also shed almost 500 pounds of weight by using aluminium to the structure of the car and that of the suspension. Also, it not gets adaptive suspension that it is much more comfortable than before and also gives the driver more confidence.
See also: http://www.edmunds.com/ford/taurus/2015/