Who Else Will Miss the Ford Taurus?
The Ford Taurus has come to an end. Apparently, it has said goodbye a couple of times before now. About 10 years ago, Ford had suspended its production having belt the last Taurus at the Hapeville Assembly plant in 2006 and not long after, the plant was closed.
After a few years, Ford celebrated the rebirth of the Taurus which existed from 2010 until the 1st of March 2019. It seems the Taurus shall be born again, but for now, it’s no more.
The Taurus first came into existence in the late 80s and was a delight to top car haulers of that time. It had a similar design with the Tempo and the Probe coupe. One of the things that made the Taurus outstanding was its affordability and captivating design which was something like the modern cars we have today.
In 1992, both the Taurus and the Mercury Sable made a unique come back. They relived the patronage and success that the previous makes had enjoyed. However, the Taurus was faced with top competitors like the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord. You’ll need to look at their extremely polished designs to understand the level of artistic and technological touch on these models at the time.
Indeed, Ford reacted to her major challengers by redesigning and re-engineering the Taurus in the year 2000. This time, it looked mind-boggling and inexplicably awesome to the users and competitors alike. Nevertheless, its success was short-lived because other companies like Toyota had developed cheaper and advanced models in this period.
Therefore, in 2006, production of the Ford Taurus was temporarily shelved. Ever since its return in 2010, the Taurus has struggled to meet its match. Despite that Ford has constantly reintroduced the Taurus after each period of factory closure and zero production, this time may be the final burial to this epic vehicle.
This is because Ford is planning to take out all its Mustang and SUVs gradually. According to the company, they’ll concentrate on rolling out high-quality trucks for a couple of years to come.
The Taurus is gone for now, except there may be some company somewhere that may wish to bring the name up again. Who else will miss the Taurus as I do?