The Torino is one of those cars that nobody liked at first but people then started to love it as the years passed. It has only been made between 1968 and 1976 and it is one of the best known cars made by Ford. Even though most people know it thanks to its Coupe versions, the car was also made in a station wagon and sedan body style. Like with some other manufacturers out there, Ford seems to be thinking to resurrect the Torino name with an upcoming model. They no longer have a large family sedan on the market and they never really had an executive car either in this particular segment.
More premium cars from Ford in the future?
This might just be true. Not all that long ago rumors about a 2017 Ford Torino started to surface around the Internet. Most of these suggested for a large sedan that will be sold as an executive car. These have been selling better and better with each passing year and it seems that the trend will not stop.
Even though the upcoming Torino will more than likely be offered in two and four door versions, we do expect the sedan to sell a lot better than the coupe. This has been true for competitors like the E Class and the 5 Series. There is still no official word on the car, release date or its price target.
However, it seems that it might start at over $40,000 and it could go to as far as $80,000. The concept is expected to be showcased some time at the end of 2017 while a production model will likely not come for a few years after that.
2017 Ford Torino Design
All of Ford’s current cars take the “Edge” design scheme and alter it slightly. The 2017 Ford Torino should be a bit more different. Because Ford will likely launch it as a standalone model, we do expect it to come with a few unique features.
For starters, a more muscular body is expected. On top of that, both the coupe and the sedan will likely receive a curved roof with a distinct coupe-inspired shape. The back of the car will likely be quite short for both versions while the front end might be longer than on its rivals.
This is because the upcoming Torino is actually expected to be a rear wheel drive car based on a modified Mustang chassis.
Inside the cabin
Most of Ford’s current cars can’t be regarded as premium vehicles. Even though most of them come with great interior features and equipment, the materials are usually less than ideal.
The 2017 Ford Torino is actually expected to feature materials such as leather, aluminum and even wood for some versions. Despite the sloped roof-line, both the sedan and the coupe should be more than capable of offering enough room for up to five passengers sitting in perfect comfort.
Thanks to the fact this will more than likely be a rear wheel drive car, the Torino could offer similar engines to those in the Mustang. A 2.3 liter EcoBoost with up to 300 horsepower could be standard.
Further up the range, a 2.7 or even a 3 liter V6 with anything between 350 and 400 horsepower is also a real possibility. There is also a high possibility for a high performance version. This could use a 3.5 liter twin-turbocharged V6 with up to 500 to 600 horsepower.
This would allow Ford to tackle cars like the Audi RS6 or the M5 without having to worry for being under-powered. Rumors also suggest that the only transmission of choice could be a 10 speed automatic which will offer the smooth ride most people are looking for in this class.