Ford Taurus X
The Ford Taurus X is a crossover SUV with seven seats, which was manufactured by the Ford Motor Company in the United States. The car was located within the model range between the five-seat edge and also seven-seat crossover SUV Flex. It replaced the Freestyle, which was introduced in 2005, and is to be regarded as a further development of this model. The name Taurus was chosen because it is based on the same platform as the Ford Taurus.
The Taurus X was mid-2007, presented at the Chicago Auto Show, along with the models Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable, the revised versions of the Ford Five Hundred and Mercury Montego the. The car was designed as a competing model to vehicles such as the Hyundai Veracruz, Suzuki XL7, Saturn Outlook and the Toyota Highlander. Within the program of the Ford Taurus X should also provide an alternative to Explorer for customers.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally noted that Ford’s marketing idea to begin the names of all new models with the letter F, that caused the parties were not impressed upon the name of the new Ford models. Therefore, the Freestyle in Taurus X has been renamed, and the Five Hundred and Mercury Montego sedans the traditional designations Taurus and Sable were again use.
Regarding the construction is similar to the Taurus X Ford Edge. How the Edge also owns the Ford Taurus X the newly designed grill with three horizontal chrome bars in the middle of the Ford plum is placed. The car features an aggressive front of the vehicle, Chromzierat and LED tail lights. Also, the Taurus X was similar to the Explorer available in a trim line Eddie Bauer. The vehicle like its predecessor, the Ford Freestyle, about three rows of seats and offers as well as many much larger vehicles seating for seven people.
The Taurus X is based on the Ford D3 platform, be revised powertrain, however, was no longer coupled to the CVT used in the freestyle. When Taurus X is a new, jointly developed by Ford and GM 6-speed automatic transmission and a new Ford Duratec 3.5 V6 engine was installed.
The car was available with an electrically foldable seats and an electrically actuated tailgate. Like its predecessor, and the Taurus X is a raised seating position for easier entry and exit.
The production of the Taurus X has been adjusted with the model change of the Ford Taurus 2009.