The Ford Taurus is alive and well and living in China
The Chinese market Taurus just got a facelift for 2020
May 21st 2019
Even though the Ford Taurus shuffled off this mortal coil in the United States, the nameplate still lives on in China. In fact, the Chinese market Taurus just received a redesign for 2020, gaining a new, plusher trim level as well.
The sedan, solely manufactured by Changan-Ford, is based on the CD4 platform that is also shared by the current Ford Fusion and the Lincoln Continental among others. The 2010-on U.S. Taurus, in comparison, lived on the older CD3 variant. For 2020, there's new LED lighting front and rear: the headlights get a "brow" shaped indicator on top of them, and the taillights now have a length of chrome between them. The new front grille also gets chrome, and the freshly introduced Vignale top trim level also has a bespoke grille and more chrome. It's clear the Taurus is positioned as a formal sedan in China, appointed to attract customers directing the car from the rear seat.
The only engine choice mentioned so far is a 2.0-liter turbo, but it comes in two differently tuned guises, with the higher-spec variant producing 245 horsepower. Earlier, the Chinese Taurus has also been offered with a smaller, 1.5-liter four cylinder and the 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6, but it's possible those two have been dropped from the roster.
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