The Ford Taurus is a full-size car that has been manufactured by Ford Motor Company since 1986. Originally introduced to the public in the spring of 1985 for the 1986 model year, it was the first front-wheel drive sedan produced by the company, replacing the rear-wheel drive Ford LTD Crown Victoria. The vehicle was named after the constellation Taurus, meaning "bull" or "steer" in Latin; it is currently in its sixth generation.
The third generation Ford Taurus was built on a slightly modified version of the Ford D platform. This gave it a more rounded look, hence its nickname "the Shark."
The fourth generation Taurus saw the return of a more squared-off design. frequently referred to as "the Cash register on wheels."
The fifth generation Taurus was launched in 2009 and featured an updated interior and exterior design. It included LED taillights, push-button start, and SYNC voice-activated technology.
Did you know that the original name for the Ford Taurus was supposed to be "T-Bird II?" However, following a lawsuit from Chrysler (who owned the rights to the "T-Bird" name), Ford had to settle for Taurus.