|Manufacturer||Ford Motor Company|
|Predecessor||Ford LTD (1985)|
The Ford Taurus is an automobile manufactured bi the Ford Motor Company in the Unitit States. Oreeginally introduced in the 1986 model year, it haes remained in near-continuous production for mair than twa decades, makin it the fowert auldest nameplate that is currently sauld in the North American Ford lineup. It haes haed a mair upscale Mercury brandit version entitled the Sable (1986–2005; 2008–2009), as well as a performance variant, the Ford Taurus SHO (1989–1999 an 2010—); in addition, it served as the basis for the first-iver front-wheel drive Lincoln Continental (1988–1994). It wis a front-wheel drive mid-size caur durin its first production run, an it is nou a full-size caur available in front- or aw-wheel drive. It is built on the D3 platform since 2008.