Ford Taurus Vehicle History
Ford Motor Company introduced the all-new 1986 Taurus to upper middle segment of the conservative sedan/station wagon market. The radically styled sedan and wagon were immediate hits and made Taurus one of America’s best selling nameplates.
Driver Side Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System was added as standard equipment.
Anti-lock Braking System made available on all Taurus models.
New exterior and interior styling.
Optional Right Front Passenger Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System was added.
A Flexible Fuel (M-85) 3.0L OHV V-6 engine-powered vehicle was introduced.
Right Front Passenger Air Bag Supplemental Restraint System made standard.
CFC-free air conditioning system was introduced.
An all-new Taurus is launched. It features distinctive interior and exterior designs, more interior room, a smoother riding suspension, improved brakes and a new advanced 3.0L Duratec 24-valve engine.
For the 2000-model year, Taurus introduced new styling and becomes the first vehicle to roll out the Ford Personal Safety System, a comprehensive package of safety technologies.
Taurus becomes the first American car with available power adjustable pedals, which are designed to improve driver comfort.
Taurus was the only mid-size sedan priced below $20,000 in 1999 to achieve the U.S. government's highest possible front crash test rating - five stars for both driver and front seat passenger.
U.S. SALES HISTORY (as of September 2002)
* Indicates Ford Taurus was number-one selling car in the U.S. during that calendar year.