2020 Ford Taurus Facelift Goes Official In China, Sales Begin Later This Year

Ford has officially revealed the new version of the Chinese-market Taurus, which underwent its scheduled mid-life facelift. Unlike North America’s model that was axed earlier this year and was based on the outdated D3 platform, China’s Taurus is built on a stretched version of the Fusion’s CD4 architecture.

The facelifted Ford Taurus was first seen a couple of months ago, revealing the subtle design changes that aim to make the company’s big sedan look more modern and attractive. The new bodywork also made it a tad longer and wider over its predecessor, but the wheelbase remains the same as before.

Starting at the front, the new Taurus gets a redesigned hexagonal front grille, which now features chrome-plated elements, new headlights with elongated LED turn signals that also act as DRLs and operate with that impressive ‘flowing’ effect.

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The biggest change in the rear is the set of new LED taillights that are now connected via a chrome trim and give the new Ford Taurus a unique lighting signature. Customers will also get to choose between new wheel designs that match the updated looks.

For the first time in China, the new Ford Taurus will be available in the top-of-the-line Vignale trim; exterior differences include a model-specific front grille, extra chromework, a black-painted roof, and two-tone exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels.

Ford hasn’t shown the interior of the new Taurus yet so we don’t know yet what kind of changes were made inside. The same goes for the engine range, with the facelifted model to be most likely offered with a pair of 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol units with up to 245hp.

The new Ford Taurus will be manufactured by the Changan-Ford joint venture, with sales set to begin later this year.

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  • TheBelltower

    Booo. China can have it.

  • GOOD THING IT HAS THE OVAL BADGE ON IT OR YOU’D NEVER KNOW IT WAS A FORD.

  • charlotteharry57

    I wonder if they sell the Fusion there too? Because this thing looks WAY too much like it.

    • Joe

      Yes, the Changan-Ford Mondeo is essentially the same as the US Fusion.
      The Taurus is larger though, essentially a stretched version of it. It sells very poorly.

  • Six_Tymes

    looks very good actually

  • Paul

    At least the Chinese still get to have a nice looking big car.

  • Nihar

    Lincoln version?

    • dumblikeyou2

      It’s called the Continental. And that’s the honest to God truth too.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    It looks like one of those generic cars you’d find in the background of a video game.

    • JL T0x

      that’s where the major issue with today’s vehicles exterior designs are. most consumers EXPECT some kind of flashy sporty F&F flared-up designs…for just regular ole daily driver cars. clean mature exterior designs are hugely under-appreciated in the US. if it isn’t sporty, rugged-looking, or look “expensive”; consumers largely won’t buy it.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      That’s true. However on the road in real life, that’s the role of all those crossovers!

  • Six Thousand Times

    Just OK

  • MarketAndChurch

    I wish they’d sell that here.

  • Bash

    It looks good! I bet if they sell here, it will sell good. Strike that, we like suvs more.

  • john1168

    I wonder how many they’ve sold in China? I’ve been to Shanghai quite a few times every year and I haven’t seen one yet.

    • Joe

      They sell a few hundred a month, which is quite low when the BMW 5-Series L sells about 10-15000 a month and the E-Class even more.

  • Galaxium

    No, the Taurus was the MKS. This very much looks like the same exact car.

    • dumblikeyou2

      The tenth-generation Lincoln Continental is based upon the Ford CD4 platform. Shared with the Ford Fusion (Mondeo) and Lincoln MKZ, the Continental shares an extended-wheelbase CD4 chassis with the seventh-generation Ford Taurus.

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