2012 Brings Visible Changes to Ford Taurus

Just when you thought you were starting to see some reliable styling language from Ford, they go and bring a recent revision to the Ford Taurus for the New York Auto Show. 

Trading the car’s broad three-slot grill for a slightly lower-key emulation of the same, the new Taurus also features some slight retooling of the front and rear fascias. Unabashedly admitting that the Audi A6 has been help as the benchmark for the Taurus, it should come as no surprise then that the high zoot Taurus SHO trades the three slot grille for a large expanse of mesh that it definitely reminiscent of Audi’s gargantuan air-guzzling grilles. 

Under the hood, the 2012 Taurus is treated to the upcoming 2.0L Ecoboost four cylinder, reported to pair the power of a V6 with the economy of a four cylinder. The stock V6 is slightly beefier, promising to put out 290 horsepower for 2012; up 27 horsepower from the previous year. Sadly, for all its new eye candy, the 2012 Taurus SHO promises no improvement in horsepower. However, Ford has fitted it with a new, larger-diameter master cylinder in an effort to increase brake pedal feel. 

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