News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
Ford Taurus: Production ends for American sedan

Most Recent posts

Ford Taurus: Production ends for American sedan

The Ford Taurus is officially dead in North America, after more than three decades on sale and over 8 million examples produced. It marks the start of a new era for the Blue Oval, which is now shifting its focus to crossovers and utilities in the US – spelling the end of all its passenger models bar the Mustang sports car...

Recent Posts
Ford Australia designers and engineers contributed "significantly" to 2016 Taurus
13
Comments

Ford Australia designers and engineers contributed "significantly" to 2016 Taurus

Australian designers and engineers contributed “significantly in all areas” to the global development effort to create the 2016 Ford Taurus. Unveiled at this week’s Shanghai motor show, the Taurus is a large sedan designed to meet the specific requirements and preferences of buyers in the world’s biggest automotive market, China...


2016 Ford Taurus revealed
76
Comments

2016 Ford Taurus revealed

The all-new, Australian-designed Ford Taurus has been unveiled at an exclusive event just hours out from its official public unveiling at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. Ford says the new Taurus large sedan - penned by the company's Asia Pacific design director, Australian Todd Willing - has been “designed especially to meet the needs of the Chinese market”, despite the historic American nameplate never actually appearing in its Chinese showrooms before...


2017 Ford Taurus and Taurus SHO spied testing in Melbourne
41
Comments

2017 Ford Taurus and Taurus SHO spied testing in Melbourne

The 2017 Ford Taurus and 2017 Ford Taurus SHO have been caught by our spy photographer testing on the outskirts of Melbourne. Ford's Australian engineering arm employs about 1500 people that work on products for the Australian market, along with international markets such as China, India, Southeast Asia and South America...


Ford S-Max: sleek people-mover concept revealed
22
Comments

Ford S-Max: sleek people-mover concept revealed

The Ford S-Max concept has been revealed ahead of its formal unveiling at next month's Frankfurt motor show. The concept previews the replacement for Ford's current S-Max seven-seater, a seven-year-old model that has been highly successful in European markets. The S-Max concept - a ‘sport activity vehicle’ in Ford-speak - applies the car maker's latest design themes to a family-friendly shape...


Ford SUVs muscle in on US police fleets
16
Comments

Ford SUVs muscle in on US police fleets

The US police car market has opened up following the retirement of the long-serving Ford Crown Victoria, and SUVs are muscling in. Until production ended in 2011, the Ford Crown Victoria – a V8-powered, rear-wheel drive, body-on-frame sedan – was the leading choice for police units in the market for a law enforcement vehicle...


2013 Ward's 10 best engines awards snub hybrids, EVs
98
Comments

2013 Ward's 10 best engines awards snub hybrids, EVs

Four-cylinder petrol engines have dominated the 2013 Ward's 10 Best engines awards, while almost a dozen energy-efficient hybrid and electric propulsion systems were considered for a prize but ultimately overlooked. This year's winner list is the first since 2006 not to feature either a hybrid, a pure-electric or a diesel powerplant, with petrol power taking all 10 gongs...


Ford set to replace Crown Victoria with Taurus-based FWD
30
Comments

Ford set to replace Crown Victoria with Taurus-based FWD

Following on from our story late last week, reports today say Ford US will replace its aging Crown Victoria with a new front-wheel drive sedan that shares its platform with the current model Taurus. The new purpose-built vehicle will be engineered to exceed the Crown Victoria's safety, durability and performance record and will also be offered in an all-wheel drive variant...


Ford's US police car platform could underpin next Aussie Falcon
35
Comments

Ford's US police car platform could underpin next Aussie Falcon

Ford US will next Friday unveil its new, purpose-built Police Interceptor to a select group of law enforcement fleet customers in Las Vegas. The car's underpinnings could be the strongest hint yet at Ford's new global rear-wheel drive platform that may form the framework for the next-generation Australian-built Falcon...


IIHS releases 2010 US Safest Car list
15
Comments

IIHS releases 2010 US Safest Car list

The US Insurance Institute for Highway Safety introduced a far more stringent standard when awarding its coveted Top Safety list this year with a renewed focus on heightened roof strength test standards. The only manufacturer with a model in each category for 2010 was Subaru, which took home an award for each model it offers, aside from the WRX STi...


Holden Caprice US police deal threatened by Ford's new Taurus
63
Comments

Holden Caprice US police deal threatened by Ford's new Taurus

Holden’s opportunity to export its Caprice model to police in the US is under threat as Ford’s American division plans a replacement for the popular Crown Victoria. Chevrolet last month unveiled the Caprice PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle) and announced that it would aim to sell the long wheel-base Australian as a police-only vehicle from early 2011...


2010 Ford Taurus SHO 272kW AWD
49
Comments

2010 Ford Taurus SHO 272kW AWD

With intense speculation suggesting the FG may be the last rear-wheel drive Falcon we see from the blue-oval, it seems the alternative may not be all that bad - quite the contrary actually. Ford Motors has unveiled its all-new flagship Ford Taurus SHO which promises V8 levels of performance with the fuel efficiency of a V6...