2020 Ford Taurus Sho Alberta
The Ford Taurus is alive and well and living in China, 2020 Ford Taurus Sho has revealed a revisedversion of the car that could have been the new Falcon. The Chinese-market 2020 Ford Taurus Sho has had its first facelift since going on sale in 2015.
Despite being exclusive to China, the 2020 Ford Taurus Sho produced for the Middle Kingdom received significant input from Ford Australia during the design and development process, based on the local arm’s know-how from nearly six decades of Falcon production 2020 Ford Taurus Sho.
While sales of sedans have shown significant decline globally – to the point where Ford USA has killed all its passenger models bar the Mustang sports car – such vehicles continue to sell well in China, where sedans maintain prestige, particularly long wheelbase limousine versions 2020 Ford Taurus Sho.
Compared to the recently axed Taurus previously on sale in North America, which rode on the company’s ageing ‘D3’ front-wheel drive architecture, the Chinese-market Taurus is based on a stretched version of the ‘CD4’ platform that underpins the Fusion and Mondeo.
2020 Ford Taurus Sho Alberta Interior
The 2020 Ford Taurus Sho is the base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that features 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with many different additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Standard on every 2020 Ford Taurus Sho Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, path takeoff alert with guiding help, and programmed high bars.
As sedans go, the 2020 Ford Taurus Sho stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is simple to fold down to suit longer items. You will find enough cabin storage options to create most people happy. Loading an automobile seat is straightforward, too.
Many of the features found on the upper trim levels may be put into the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL audio system along with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
2020 Ford Taurus Sho Alberta Exterior
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
Key changes for the 2020 Ford Taurus Sho model year include revised body work to give the front-wheel drive sedan a sleeker and more upmarket aesthetic, including a new grille with chrome elements, new headlights with LED internals that incorporate ‘dynamic’ indicators, and a set of new LED tail-lights that are joined through the bootlid by a chrome strip. The new rear lighting clusters also have a new signature compared to the outgoing model, while there’s new alloy wheel designs to choose from.
2020 Ford Taurus Sho Alberta Engine
The only engine choice mentioned so far is a 2.0-liter turbo, but it comes in two differently tuned guises, with the higher-spec variant producing 245 horsepower. Earlier, the Chinese Taurus has also been offered with a smaller, 1.5-liter four cylinder and the 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6, but it’s possible those two have been dropped from the roster.
Interestingly, the Chinese market Taurus isn’t just a way for the Taurus name to survive in the history books — as CarAdvicereminds us, this particular car was largely designed in Australia, and in a way it can also be seen as a current iteration of the Falcon bloodline, despite being front-wheel drive. With no hulking V8 engine or rear-wheel-drive option, it’s no real Aussie Falcon heir, but after Ford’s Australian arm ceased building the vaunted sedans in 2016, there’s nothing else to stand up for it. And if the Fusion and Mondeo sedans cease to be made during the next decade in favor of more crossover sales, the Taurus name might end up outliving them, too.