2015 Ford Taurus, the bold new ford kinetic based design awaits you and the cops! Well news is that this is going to be a cool looking car. The 2015 ford Taurus is to carry the same design philosophy that ford has now infused into all it’s global vehicles. The look is fresh, bold and makes it’s owner proud for the right reason, read on for details.
2015 Ford Taurus chassis, body & exterior redesign:
The body of the 2015 Ford Taurus is expected to be an evolution of the current 2014 model. The grille, bumpers and headlamps are going to get accented highlights, tail lamps are going to get more of a cosmetic touch up. There are not many changes over the current 2014 Ford Taurus as such. The safety department is handles by Four-wheel ABS (four channel); AdvanceTrac® with ESC (Electronic Stability Control) including Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control that comes standard now. This helps the car manage curves and corners in a much better way & has been a standard feature in the 2014 version too. You can forget the Hollywood movie stunts with cop cars screeching & hitting the curbside due to their weight and size. This baby makes a much better handler than those. In-fact roughly 10,900 Ford Taurus have been sold to the police department as interceptor vehicles in 2013. The wheels on the 4200lbs car are going to be the same size as 2014 with more design options. Sets of 20″ machined aluminum wheels with black painted inserts on SHO. 20″ polished aluminum wheels on Limited. 20” machined aluminum low-gloss wheels on the SEL, Limited and SHO. SHO and Limited models come with 19″ premium painted aluminum wheels as standard. SEL models have standard 18″ painted aluminum wheels. 17″ painted aluminum wheels are standard on SE The HID headlamps are expected to get LED detailing with clear turn indicators. There is rumor of the LED tail lamps getting clear smoked out treatment, but only time will tell what kind of exteriors ford finally delivers. The ford design team has been putting through much bolder and better looking cars around the Kinetic design. So expect something that looks beautifully bold and appealing. SHO version carries a nice looking spoiler that you can see in the image below. 2015 Ford Taurus Colors: Expect around 10 colors: red, grey, sunset, blue, platinum, brown, silver, white, dark grey and black based tones.
2015 Ford Taurus interior and comforts
2015 Ford Taurus has grown into a full sized sedan since 2008 when the Ford “Five Hundred” turned into the Ford Taurus. The interiors are spacious, typical comfort of a large ford invites you to a cozy warm ambiance, with split HVAC based climate control. My Ford touch system with Taurus sync takes the in-car entertainment center stage in the 2015 version. The system is based on the Microsoft Auto 4.0 software platform, running on Sony hardware. Bluetooth streaming, hands free and navigation system will be built into the unit. You also get the voice activated commands, traffic directions, 911 help, vehicle health report and a complete entertainment system with the My Ford Touch. The interior options center around beige and grey/black tones with wood finish.[ad code=5]
The standard kinetic steering design is loaded with mounted controls. When it comes to features, 2015 Ford Taurus might not have a long list, but hey, Ford always was like this and you never miss them as a great driver’s car makes up for time killer gadgets. It’s always better to enjoy driving your car than playing with toys! That being said, some people still miss being able to load their car with more features. Anyhow, there is a push start/stop engine button, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning, Cross-Traffic Alert, Active Park Assist, Lane-Keeping System & the Programmable MyKey for responsible driving. So Ford has covered all the basics there.
2015 Ford Taurus Engine/Transmission
2015 Ford Taurus engine options will be centered around the 3.5L Ti-VCT 24-valve DOHC V6 engine that is Standard. This engine delivers 288HP @ 6500 & 254lb-ft Torque@ 4000 RPM. Then there is the 3.5L Twin-Turbocharged Direct Injection EcoBoost® V6 producing 365HP @ 5500RPM & 350 lb-ft Torque @ 1500-5000 (variable RPM), which is available on the SHO version only. The lighter 2.0L Ti-VCT EcoBoost engine in I4 layout produces 240HP @ 5,500RPM & 270 lb-ft Torque @ 3000RPM. This engine is optional on SE, SEL and Limited versions. The front wheel driven vehicle will have an optional AWD version too. The engine is mated to a 6-speed electronically controlled SelectShift automatic® overdrive as standard. Optionally you could go for a 6-speed electronically controlled SelectShift automatic®overdrive with paddle activation which is available on the SHO.
2015 Ford Taurus release date & Price
Expect the 2015 Ford Taurus launch date at around 3rd quarter of this year if not any earlier. These are speculations and there is no sure way to tell when it will be launched anyhow. The expected price of this vehicle is in the range of US $ 27,000 t0 38,000 for this star performer in NHTSA crash test ratings.
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2015 Ford Taurus selling points:
- Big on space, yet highly maneuverable with new torque vectoring as standard.
- 2015 Ford Taurus is a stunning Ford kinetic design
- Comfortable interiors and a great rear seat
- Misses on some smaller features
- Great drivers car
- wiki on the Current model