2023 Ford Taurus: official pix…
Yes, there is an all-new generation Ford Taurus for 2023. In the middle east.
And yes, it does look quite familiar. That’s because this new Taurus is the same car as the 2022 Ford Modeo for the Chinese market. The one we just saw a few months ago.
Apparently, the Taurus has been a huge hit in various middle east countries. SinceFord is probably not planning to redesign the one currently sold in China only, it means a rebadge of the new Mondeo was the only solution to replace the Taurus in the middle east.
Which might or might not work, since this Chinese Mondeo isn’t really a Taurus. No matter what the badge says.
As the new car is about 8 inches shorter than the previous “real” Taurus. And only available with a 2.0 Liter Turbo.
Which won’t give fans of the previous model that big V6 sedan feel.
It’s almost as if Toyota was going to replace the Camry with a new version of the Corolla in the US…
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It's a shame that Ford hasn't chosen to bring this to the US as a hybrid/PHEV (as the gasoline choice) and as an electric (using the MachE's electric drive systems). Even if those are the only car choices. Perhaps as a Lincoln. It does need a little material and color mix in the cabin though.
Nice even though the greenhouse is off the side profile of the Mazda6 and the Acura ZDX
The front reminds me of the Kia K8