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The history of the countryside in the Taunus version begins in 1948 with the Taunus Kastenwagen, from the G73 model that had begun to occur in 1939.
This utility was in fact a closed truck, which increased the carrying capacity of livestock due to space thanks to its design.
However, the first rural (Station Wagon) would be introduced in 1955, the hand of the G13 and Taunus 12M/15M call Taunus "Combi", a feature of the model was only available in 2 doors plus a tailgate rear opening to one side.
This model was imported to Argentina, but only a few units, together with its sedan sibling, being the first Taunus that touched these lands.
The next Taunus, was known Taunus 17M P2 baroque, and his version was heavily station and incorporating USA / Sports for luxury amenities such as heating and sunroof, among other things, and reverse lights as a safety measure, and a system of semi-automatic gears, called Saxomat.
The tailgate, had the particularity of being opened in two halves. One down, and the other, where the quiver window upwards, which facilitated the opening over the previous model.
The Revolution of Cologne "meant, the aerodynamic adrema Taunus 17M P3, a station variant now called the" Turnier ".
The first series of P3, bringing the taillights on the trailing edge of the roof later, setting up an air of modernity rarely seen, and whose idea back almost 40 years later with the arrival of the Focus and some rural areas of other brands.
The Taunus Turnier finally acquired as the 4-door option and access to luxury, accompanied by a good dynamic performance, through 2000cm ³ V6 engine of 95bhp. It could be bought tento 17M and 20M versions of the model.
Opening up the gate that was in one piece, and would be set in final form until 1982, when the factory would last Wagon.
The Taunus 12M P4 and P6 had 12M/15M Turnier versions but only 2 doors.
The Taunus P7A and Q7b also enjoyed variants 2 and 4 door models in its 17M and 20M.
In 1970, the third generation of Taunus see the light, and with it the new "Wagon" in only 4-door versions and various trim levels, with engines that go from 1300 cm ³ to 2300 cm ³ with the Taunus TC3.
The only thing I can criticize is that both version TC1, the TC2 and TC3 were no differences in their rear, the same design and even the same light, not seen in the TC3 envelope that had the headlights Ghia coupe or such.
Within the broader history of the Taunus versions, there were projects to improve rural versions, such as the Taunus Turnier "Kurtz", which shortened the length of the car, to make it more agile in traffic jams in the Europe of the sixties.
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