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Rendered Speculation: Ford Taurus SHO wagon is the apple of our eye

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Filed under: Performance, Wagon, Ford, Design/Style

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Many of us who sit around the Autoblog campfire every day are fans of station wagons. We love cars and love the idea of having some extra utility without giving up the generally superior driving dynamics of cars versus SUVs or crossovers. We also like the idea - if not necessarily the execution - of the Ford Taurus SHO.

Being aware of that fact, one of our readers put his Photoshop skills to work and created the rendering you see here of a SHO wagon. Ford, of course, has never officially built an official SHO wagon - either with the current model or with its predecessors. Naturally, there have been some aftermarket and homebuilt conversions over the years, and even at least one that we know of that was built inside Dearborn.

Of course, building a wagon off of previous models was substantially easier because Ford actually marketed a wagon bodystyle in the first couple of Taurus iterations. Not so with today's massive-yet-handsome sedan. Judging by reader Josiah's rendering above, that's a real shame, because the 2010 Taurus could really put some of its continental bulk to good load-lugging effect with an estate variant. Unfortunately, we'll likely never see anything like this slick wagon produced. The closest we figure to get is an Ecoboost Flex, which isn't exactly a bad alternative. Thanks for the great rendering, Josiah!

[source: JosiahLacolla.com]

Rendered Speculation: Ford Taurus SHO wagon is the apple of our eye originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 09 Mar 2010 11:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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That looks truly nice!! We need more stylish and purposeful wagons to get away from the dieing and silly SUV craze!

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needs a little less rear overhang and a thicker D pillar. otherwise, surprisingly nice.

also, the D pillar should be moved forward a tish and create a little lip below the rear glass, so the D pillar doesn't just flush out to the rest of the back surface, its needs a little break and a more interesting transition and separate the greenhouse from the lower slabs just a bit.

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Love the nice long overhang and the thin D-pillar, like wagons of old with real cargo room and good visibility. Nice chop, shame it's fantasy.

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Needs a longer rear overhang..looks a bit short. A traditional wagon would be great, but I can't see it happening in the era of the CUV...Ford has the people mover niche covered with the Edge, NG Explorer, and Flex.

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truth is if such a thing were considered for production, they would make sure to see that the rear ohang and bumper were the exact same so the parts wouldn't have to be different. So it's all a fairly moot point on that anyways.

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