2010 Ford Taurus SHO: First Drive
Enticing eye candy debuting at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show included Ford Motor Company's 2010 Taurus SHO, a high-output version of the smartly redesigned 2010 Taurus sedan- revealed a month earlier at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Taurus SHO (Super High Output) first appeared in 1989; soon, a cult following developed until 1999 when the SHO went on hiatus… until now!
A key aspect to the SHO’s future success is that it’s based on the newly re-engineered 2010 Taurus. The storied Taurus has gone from the car that many claim saved Ford in the mid 1980s to the Jelly-bean, 'styled by committee' miss-hit of the mid 1990s, to the miss-named Five Hundred in 2006. Give Ford credit; it brought back the Taurus name in 2008 and brings back a car worthy of that name in 2010. Maybe the Taurus can save Ford again.
This 2010 entry marks the sixth-generation of the Taurus with plenty of forward thinking that helped make the first generation so desirable. Ford actually moved up the introduction by one year. Originally it was slated as a 2011 intro. A 2010 Taurus SHO starts at $37,995 (including destination charge) versus a standard Taurus with a $25,995 for an entry SE trim.
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