AMERICAN CLASSIC CAR FORD TAURUS
FORD TAURUS HISTORY
Ford Taurus is manufactured by Ford in the United States. The car, now in its sixth generation, was introduced in 1986 and has been in continuous production for over twenty years. In addition, it was the basis of Lincoln Continental, the first front-wheel drive. This car, which is front-wheel-drive until 2007, is available as full or four-wheel drive since 2008. Since its 1986 launch, Ford has produced the Taurus for the 2007 model year, and it is the fifth-best-selling car in North America in Ford's history. But in 1992 and 1996 it replaced Taurus with the Taurus
FIRST GENERATION (1986 - 1991)
The first generation Taurus began selling in 1985, taking the place of Ford LTD, which has a strong sales average in 1985. Ford Taurus's drive to the market was expected with great enthusiasm and interest. Because it was a first for car design for Ford and also the beginning of new quality standards. At the time of Toros' first debut, Ford was especially producing rear-wheel drive cars. With the introduction of Escort and Tempo, she made the switch from the front. The aerodynamic nature of the Taurus has made the fuel use of the car more efficient and has allowed Ford to meet more corporate average fuel economy (standard implemented by the US government). As a result, the success of Taurus led to an American automobile design revolution. Chrysler and General Motors have developed aerodynamic vehicles to evaluate Taurus's success.
Like the exterior, the interior design of Taurus was beyond its time, and many of the features resulting from it are now being used in most automobiles. The interior of the vehicle is designed to be user-friendly, recognizable by touching all the controls, and is set to enable drivers to operate their eyes without leaving the road. For example, the switches for power windows and power locks are designed so that the knob is recessed one half up and the other half recessed to define the function by touch. To further enhance this quality, the car has all the controls in the central area that the dashboard driver can reach. The left side of the control panel gives a feeling of "cockpit" as well as easy control of the driver.