The new 2016 Ford Taurus SHO will probably be a futuristic large sized family sedan with a very grand design. It will also have the usual large sized wheels and honeycomb grille as well as a nice front bumper. Other than that, it does not look very extraordinary. In fact, it looks like a Xeroxed version of the 2015 Ford Escort sedan. The SHO has in fact been enlarged to look stately and square as well as quite muscular.
2016 Ford Taurus SHO Exterior and Interior Redesign
The 2016 Ford Taurus SHO will probably have LED headlights and a nice chrome bar grille. However, these features will only be found on the higher end models while the ordinary models will have a new body kit and 19 inch rim wheels. At the back, the SHO simply does not look too spectacular. The taillights are shaped like those of the Escort and between the light clusters a chrome strip has been placed that runs across in a horizontal manner.
The 2016 Ford Taurus SHO is expected to ride on the same platform as is used in the Fusion. Rumors have it that this platform will also be used on the soon-to-be-released Lincoln Continental. On the inside of the SHO, things look quite conservative. Ford has not chosen to use high quality materials on the inside and instead has only improved the ergonomics. Also, the space within the cabin has been increased. Ford has also chosen to add a few luxury items like cue massaging and heated and ventilated seats as well as a nice infotainment system. The company also provides a number of driver assist features.
The original Taurus was a very popular vehicle in the eighties and nineties. However, tastes have since changed and people are now going in for larger sedans as well as SUVs. Even so, there is still demand for a nice five-seater and the SHO fits the bill admirably well.
2016 Ford Taurus SHO Engine Specs
Rumors have it that a V8 engine will not power the new 2016 Ford Taurus SHO. Everyone expects Ford to use the EcoBoost engine and there will be a choice of engines to choose from including a 2.3-liter, 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter engine. The company has not as yet said anything about whether it plans to use the same 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost engine that powers up the Lincoln Continental.
Power will be transmitted through the wheels at the front through a nine-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel-drive will also be offered as an optional feature on certain models.
2016 Ford Taurus SHO Release Date and Price
Ford already enjoys an advantage over the likes of the Chevy Impala and Toyota Avalon as well as Chrysler 300. The modifications made to the new 2016 Ford Taurus SHO will strengthen this advantage further. More will be known about this vehicle at the Shanghai Auto Show in China.
When the Ford Taurus SHO debuted in the year 1989 it made quite an impression on buyers. Perhaps, when the 2016 Ford Taurus SHO is launched into the market, it will have the same effect. The car should be available in dealerships in the beginning of next year. Although the company has not revealed much about the base price of this car, it is safe to say that it will not cost less than 40000 dollars. For this price you get a car with slightly larger outer dimensions and a bigger wheelbase.