Las Vegas, Nevada – Ford has revealed its all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor sedan, showcasing a car for law enforcement that will exceed the durability, safety, performance and fuel economy of the Ford Crown Victoria.
The Ontario-built Crown Victoria Police Interceptor will finish production in 2011. The new model, built in Chicago, will be offered without interruption when the current model is discontinued.
Ford will also add a Police Interceptor utility vehicle to the lineup, with more details coming in the third quarter of this year.
“Police nationwide asked for a new kind of weapon in the battle for public safety, and Ford is answering the call with a purpose-built vehicle, engineered and built in America, that’s as dynamic as it is durable,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas.
The new vehicle will offer a choice of 3.5-litre V6, delivering at least 263 horsepower, that is 25 per cent more efficient than the 4.6-litre V8 offered in the current Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. Also available will be a new 3.5-litre EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6 engine delivering at least 365 horsepower.
Special features include larger brakes, heavy-duty alternator and cooling, front seats designed to work with utility belts and with anti-stab plates for occupant protection, wider-opening rear doors, and column-mounted shifter.