• Mar 9, 2010
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]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      if they got tauraus sho with 6-speed manual, i will get one
      • 4 Years Ago
      This needs to debut. So does a Ford Fusion wagon.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I would definitely agree that a Fusion wagon would be pretty sweet. The Taurus looks good, but folks, please - the angled rear on a wagon just takes away from the utility of it!

        Josiah - wanna have a go at a Fusion?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not for my taste (i don't like any wagons) but as some of you have suggested with your comments, there would be takers.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The sad thing is that the enthusiast community would likely be the only takers. The general public hates wagons/hatches.
      • 4 Years Ago
      great idea but not likely to sell and justify the cost, The Dodge Magnum comes to mind very popular car to "pimp" out but never really took off in sales...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Super job Josiah. Thanks

      I have always been a wagon fan, including 1 Subaru, 3 Tauri, and 2 Sables.
      I am at a loss right now for what to do when my 04 Taurus starts showing signs of wear. (140K km).
      Ford, please notice my hand is up for Josiah's wagon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Amazing photoshop. Why does the general population scorn wagons? I own a 2006 Lancer Ralliart sedan and the only reason I didn't buy the Ralliart wagon was because Mitsubishi didn't bother to offer the 5spd in the wagon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Boy, will you give it a rest aout the Taurus' size and move on? It has been reported for years that since its underpinnings were introduced as the 500 way back in 2005 that it was to be Ford's flagship. A wagon would be interesting, but check out the Flex Eco-Boost.
      • 4 Years Ago
      very cool!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like this. Ford could produce them on a limited basis, and I'd imagine they'll sell, even at a markup.
      • 4 Years Ago
      An suv-ish thing (aka Edge, Flex, whatever) is NOT a substitute for a well styled wagon like this. Now if you could only get a nice sounding v8 in it...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey look, it's a Dodge Magnum with less power (and cylinders) available, similar MPG numbers, and the wrong wheels moving it!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        While the SHO may be AWD, it is still FWD based AWD. Regular non-SHO versions will probably have FWD versions. The Dodge Magnum was either RWD or AWD. If the actual vehicle looks like this rendering with the sloping roof line, it won't be any more functional then the Magnum was.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks pretty good. I think it'd look better in black. If only the Magnum was still around...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed - the photoshop looks much better than the sedan. Also, the Magnum was one of the most badass-looking (affordable) cars of its time.
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