Unlike the USA, wartime civilian automobile production was not quickly halted in Germany. Taunus cars were built as late as February 1942.
Production resumed a few years after the war with a slightly changed version. Model identifiers for this first generation of Taunus cars were G93A (1939-1942), and G73A (1948-1952). A redesigned Taunus line appeared in 1952.
Wikipedia asserts that the Taunus was developed in Köln, but styling was adapted from Ford's 1939 De Luxe Tudor models that, in turn, were facelifts of a body introduced for the 1938 model year.
De Luxe Tudor. It is larger than the Taunus in virtually all respects, so the Taunus can be considered a shrunken '39 Ford. Aside from altered proportions and size, salient differences are the Taunus' lack of flat running boards and its use of rear-hinged "suicide" doors. Oh yes ... and the grille bars are not vertical.