The Taurus is rightly credited as the car that saved Ford in the mid-1980s, but it has fallen on hard times these days. A massive sales success from its launch in 1985, the Taurus was futuristic enough to be the hero car in Robocop without much more than a black paint job. Today, though, large sedans are on the outs, drowning in the rising tide of crossover sales. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Taurus will be one of several slow-selling sedans and small hatchbacks on Ford’s and GM’s chopping block.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/04/13/ford-taurus-sho-history.