The Ford Taurus of 2010
But the big news is the possible return of the Taurus SHO
By Brendan Moore
You didn’t hear it here first; that is, if you’re a Ford fanatic, anyway. The chatter on the Ford fan-boy sites about the next-generation Taurus (due Fall 2009) has grown so loud and so sustained that we feel as if we should let you in on what all the talk is about.
No detail on the redesign other than it is expected to have roughly the same interior dimensions with a bit of the front and back overhangs subtracted, and of course, look a lot better than the current Taurus. The real back-and-forth is about the rumored engines and drivetrains. The base engine will be the current very good V6 engine with some more horsepower (but under 300 HP), available with the six-speed automatic and optional AWD. The real news is that Ford is going to bring back the Taurus SHO (although a sizable faction at Ford wants it to be called SVT) and this Taurus will offer as standard a considerably upgraded AWD suspension and braking package, upscale interior with Bluetooth and a stereo with a very large hard drive for storing MP3 files, and the best part, the GTDI D35 TwinForce V8 pumping out a wonderful 415 HP.
A full-size sedan that will go very, very, fast. Now that’s what you call a family hauler. The Taurus is a big comfortable car inside without being too big, so this would be a nice market niche for Ford.
Bear in mind that none of this is confirmed at this point, but all the talk is starting to firm up on the details, so that’s always a positive sign in these situations. And auto manufacturers in trouble have a habit of leaking details out on future product in order to keep the faithful, well, faithful, while they’re putting up with the not-so-good current product. So it would not be unprecedented for these sorts of specifications to leak out this far ahead of time.
We’ll let you know more when we know it. . . .
04.09.2008 – click HERE for updated information and a link to a photo of what may be the 2010 Ford Taurus.
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