Norwich, Connecticut (PressExposure) November 02, 2009 -- Girard Ford has great news for sports sedan lovers. Ford is offering the re-incarnated version of the SHO sports sedan that swept car lovers off their feet in the late 1980s. The 2010 Ford Taurus SHO debuted in Detroit Auto Show. Though it is inspired by the erstwhile SHO, the new Taurus SHO has a host of new additions to its kitty. The engine is a 365-hp twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that has the USP of offering the power of the V8 with the fuel economy of the V6. The SHO model formerly meant Super High Output, which actually makes more sense in the modern version. The V6 engine is backed up by Ford's six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.
The SHO also has a better suspension due to SHO-specific shock absorbers and springs. There is also an optional Performance Package on offer that includes better brake pads, recalibrated steering and a "Sport Mode" for the stability control system. Nineteen-inch wheels made of Goodyear Eagle rubber are standard for the model.
New wheels are the most obvious feature that sets the SHO apart from other Taurus trim levels. The grille features a dark grey finish that matches the wheels. There is a SHO/EcoBoost badge on the trunk lid. The nostalgia inducing Atlantis Green, which has been inspired by the Emerald Green of the second generation SHO models, is a color that SHO buyers can opt for.
The look of the model is a bit more flamboyant than the traditional SHO. The seats are leather-trimmed and feature two-tone with recycled Mike Suede inserts. Classy aluminum trim and SHO branding on the floor mats and passenger-side dash panel contributes to dressing up the interiors. A perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel and 10-way power adjustable front seats contribute to driving comfort. The accelerator and brake pedals as well as the console, instrument and door panels feature SHO-specific aluminum trim and appliquÃ©s. Ambient Lighting allows the Taurus SHO driver to program interior lighting from a choice of five attractive colors to cater to individual sense of aesthetics.
SHO also boasts of several fabulous features like
â¢ Intelligent Access with Push Button Start which renders the conventional key redundant. â¢ MyKey which activates a restricted driving mode incorporating persistent safety belt reminder, audio system volume limits and speed chimes. â¢ Easy Fuel Capless Fuel Filler System, which eliminates the need for a traditional fuel cap. â¢ Ford SYNC, a fully integrated, in-vehicle voice-activated communications and entertainment system. The system combines 911 Assist, Vehicle Health Report and GPS-based features. â¢ Reverse Camera System, a distinctive SHO option along with Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support. â¢ Multi-Contour Seats, which impart a massage to passengers to help prevent back pain and fatigue. â¢ A Voice-Activated Navigation System with multiple features. â¢ Hi-tech Sony Audio System with multiple features.
The 2010 Taurus SHO comes standard with a range of safety equipment and features. The 2010 Ford Taurus SHO will be priced at $37,995. Please get in touch with Girard Ford for more information.