Related Ford Mondeo sedan: plus Deluxe version, minus the base engineDeclassified a restyled Taurus, intended for the market of China. The model got the top version of Vignale, while the engine range of the sedan may have reduced, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to 24news.com.ua
Chinese “cityradio” Ford Taurus with a length of almost five meters debuted in 2015 as the Mondeo, this car is built on the CD4 platform. Production is established at the local plant, the joint venture of Ford and Changan. At the end of last year, the demand for Taurus in China fell by 68%, the model stopped 8293 client. However, to abandon the sedan the Ford company is not going to soon will enter the market refreshed version of its photo appeared in the database of the Ministry of industry of the PRC.
The model received a new grille and bumpers, different headlamps and rear lights, another was the trunk lid. Also now available for Taurus fully loaded, Vignale, like other Ford models in Europe. External differences of this variant – grille with mesh pattern instead of horizontal strips, disks of original design. It is unknown how changes to the interior of the car, but the Ford Vignale will certainly be more expensive finishing materials. Note, the Deluxe version with the other decor have pre-reform Ford Taurus, but it is called LTD.
The documents included in the Chinese certification authority, stated only one motor is still petrol “turboservice” 2.0 EcoBoost with a power of 245 HP in the pre-reform Ford Taurus still have four-cylinder turbo engine 1.5 EcoBoost with output of 181 HP is Not excluded that the basic motor dismissed. The previous sedan both engines are combined with six-speed “automatic”, probably this box is passed to the refreshed model.
In China sales of the updated Ford Taurus is supposed to start this year. Predecessor there is from 234 800 yuan ($35 000). By the way, akin to the Mondeo are also available in China, but it is positioned a step lower (from 179 800 yuan or 26 $ 800), which disperses fresher, although its sales dipped significantly – 45 405 implemented in 2018, cars (-60%).
Recall, the Ford Taurus sedan is still represented in the United States, but it is a different model – it is based on the “truck” D3 (a kind of platform Volvo P2). In the United States “cityradio” last year, found 28 706 owners (-14%), while the Ford Fusion (in the USA called the Mondeo) has sold 173 of 600 copies (-17%). The home of the brand Taurus upgrade is not going to, because this sedan, there will soon be removed from sales (along with Fusion).