Mistakes happen: There will be no Ford Explorer SHO, even if it’s listed on the website

Ford Explorer SHO Typo
Ford Explorer SHO Typo

Earlier this week, some visitors roaming around fordvehicles.com came across a bullet point titled ‘Ford Explorer SHO.’ The model was listed under Ford’s EcoBoost/Availability section of the site leading many to believe that a high-performance Explorer was in the works.

Of course the enthusiast in us quickly got excited and started dreaming of a face-off between the upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and the Ford Explorer SHO. Sadly enough, the words ‘Ford Explorer SHO’ were just a typo and has been removed.

“I’ve never heard of it, either it’s a major massive typo or someone’s let the cat out of the bag years in advance,” said Richard Truett, Ford’s Powertrain Communications Manager. “As far as I know there is no Explorer SHO.”

The only EcoBoosting going on for the new Explorer will be the 4-cylinder EcoBoost, which arrives later this year.

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Refresher: Power for the 2011 Ford Explorer comes from a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine making 290-hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission or the optional 6-speed SelectShift automatic. Ford will also offer an 2.0L inline 4-cylinder turbocharged and intercooled EcoBoost engine making 237-hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Also mated to a 6-speed automatic, the EcoBoost Explorer is expected to deliver a 30 percent increase in fuel-economy. The 2011 Explorer will hit dealerships with three trim levels including base, XLT and Limited. Prices start at $28,190.

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– By: Omar Rana

Source: Jalopnik