2016 Ford Taurus prototype – Caught in the Wild

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2016 Ford Taurus prototype

The current generation of the Ford Taurus was introduced for the 2010 model year. The car has since been refreshed in 2013, but the sales never caught fire. Ford needs to do something with its largest traditional sedan. And now we have evidence of a 2016 Ford Taurus with this prototype caught testing in the wild.

The word is that Ford is looking to make the next Taurus lighter weight, thus greatly increasing the efficiency and performance. This makes sense, and the company has access to many aluminum and other lightweight technologies.


This prototype looks like it has emissions testing equipment mounted, so there is likely a new or updated power plant under the hood.  It could be a version of the 2.3L EcoBoost motor that just made a debut in the 2015 Ford Mustang.


There is also evidence of an all-new interior and a rotary gear-shift selector, which is mounted on the center console similar to 2015 Chrysler 200 and some recent Jaguars.

We cannot wait to learn more.

Watch this latest ‘Prototype Hunting’ TFLcar video where Nathan goes hunting for Jaguar XF and Subaru Impreza prototypes in a 2015 BMW M4.

Andre Smirnov
Andre Smirnov

Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, video producer, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011.