The Torino has only been built for eight years starting in 1968 and despite that, it became one of the most desired classic cars out there. Ford decided to discontinue the model after just eight years in order to focus on the LTD and provide their customers with a better all around vehicle. Over the years things changed and currently Ford doesn’t really have a large mid-size sedan on the market. The Taurus used to fill this spot up until recently but it has been discontinued due to its aging problem. Luckily, though, some rumors started to appear about an all new 2017 Ford Torino. At this point these are just rumors but considering where the market is going, Ford is more than likely going to release such a car under one name or another.
What is it?
When thinking about the Torino, most people thing about a two-door coupe, larger and more luxurious than a Mustang. However, this is not necessarily the case. Instead, the upcoming Torino is expected to hit the market in at least two different body styles. Also, it is worth mentioning that the car might be rear wheel drive. Many suggested at a front wheel drive design but this would not allow Ford to build something better than the Mustang. The rear wheel drive platform of the new Mustang is actually modular and it would easily fit under a larger body. This would give them more engine choices and it would allow Ford to offer competition for cars like the BMW 5 Series or the Mercedes E Class. The price, at least for a base model, will very likely be well over $40,000 with some special and high-performance versions going for as much as $80,000.
2017 Ford Torino Design
The original Torino was looking similar to Ford’s other models of its time. The upcoming 2017 Ford Torino should not be all that different in this regard. The car is expected to offer a rather muscular shape, similar to what made the Mustang special. On top of that, both the four and the two-door versions will likely share the same front end. Both cars are expected to get a sloped roof line, a short rear end with a shape that will make people think about the original. Ford’s “Edge” design scheme is definitely going to be integrated into the general look but the car will have its own unique traits for sure.
Ford Torino Interior – any expectations?
So far it seems that Ford wants a premium car, so they will have to deliver. Most of their current cars are average at best when it comes to the quality of their interior. The 2017 Ford Torino should be the car that will set the trend for all of their future models. It is expected to receive a more simplistic, yet elegant, design, much better materials such as wood, aluminum, and leather as well as the most technology Ford has to offer.
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Ford Torino 2017 Specs
Thanks to the fact it will most likely be based on a rear wheel drive design, the upcoming Torino will likely get similar engines to those found in the Mustang, with some changes. The base model is likely going to receive a 2.3 liter EcoBoost, engine which will offer more than 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. This would be better than some of its rivals. Further up the range, Ford has a mix of 2.7 and 3.5 liter V6 twin-turbocharged petrol engines which are known to be capable of offering incredible amounts of power. In fact, the 3.5-liter engine offers more than 600 horsepower in the GT. Being rear wheel drive, it should allow Ford to install their brand new 10 speed automatic in it. This would give the smooth and comfortable ride most people are expecting from an executive large sedan.