Ford Taurus
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Ford
Model: Taurus
Ford Taurus

The Ford Taurus is a well-recognized automobile, but really is not that attractive. It is a mid-size, front wheel drive car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in North America and was introduced in December 1985 as a 1986 model. At this point it was intended to replace the Fairmont-based, rear wheel drive Ford LTD. The Taurus was a milestone design for Ford and for the entire American automotive industry. Ford sold nearly 7.5 million units during its 20 years of production, which turned out to be a longer best-selling run than the original Ford Model T which was so well regarded. Between 1992 and 1996, the Taurus was the best-selling car in the United States, which prompted Honda to grow the US version of the Accord to a larger similar size to the Taurus. Thankfully the heyday of the Taurus came to an end as it eventually lost its best-seller status in 1997 to the Toyota Camry. Many, including Chrysler believed that the Taurus was going to be a failure, as they believed its design was too advanced for the '80s. This obviously turned out to not be the case and in stead it was a sleeper hit. Production ended on October 27, 2006 after a long run, with 2007 being the last model year. The Taurus name originated from Lewis Veraldi, who was the leader of the concept team, and his chief planner, John Risk. As it turns out each had wives who were born under the astrological sign of the bull. On February 7th of 2007, Ford pronounced that the Taurus name would be revived for the 2008 model year. It will be applied to the face lifted and slightly enhanced Ford Five Hundred, which ironically had taken its place the year before. The Ford Freestyle will be renamed as well as the Taurus X.

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