Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has announced it will produce an all-new, purpose-built Police Interceptor vehicle for law enforcement use, which will replace the Ford Crown Victoria in 2011.
The new vehicle will be offered without interruption when production of the Crown Victoria ends in St. Thomas, Ontario in late 2011. Ford currently controls approximately 75 per cent of the police pursuit vehicle business in the U.S., selling about 45,000 police vehicles each year.
“We have heard the repeated requests from the law enforcement community to continue uninterrupted support of the law enforcement community,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Ford is answering the call with the new Police Interceptor, engineered and built in America.”
Ford plans to reveal the new model in the first quarter of 2010, in time for law enforcement agencies, police equipment manufacturers and upfitters to develop a transition plan from the Crown Victoria to the new car.