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2012 Police Interceptor Unveiled by Ford

2012 Police Interceptor Unveiled by Ford

Ford says this Taurus-based Police Interceptor Concept will exceed the durability, safety and performance of the Ford Crown Victoria, which is being phased out. (Ford photo)

Detroit Free Press via YellowBrix

March 13, 2010

Ford’s new police car can endure a rear-end crash at 75 m.p.h., easily jump curbs and accelerate twice as fast as Ford’s outgoing iconic Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

“We hope that you will agree that Ford has succeeded in delivering the ultimate new police interceptor,” Mark Fields, Ford’s president of the Americas, said as he introduced the new car to a group of law enforcement officials in Las Vegas on Friday.

The new car even comes with “stab plates” to protect the driver and front-seat passenger. Police departments can order optional ballistic door panels.

“So you can see this is not a civilian product by any means,” Fields said.

The new Interceptor will be built on the same structure as the Ford Taurus sedan at the company’s Chicago assembly plant after production of the Crown Victoria ends in late 2011 at Ford’s St. Thomas, Ontario, plant, which is to close.

Ford also said it is developing a new SUV-based police vehicle. Ford said it will provide additional details about that vehicle by the end of September.

Ken Czubay, Ford’s vice president of U.S. sales and marketing, said Ford expects to maintain its market share in the police vehicle business even though competition is increasing.

Introduced in 1983, the Crown Victoria has long dominated police car sales and accounts for about 75% of the police car market with annual sales of 40,000 to 50,000.

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    Mongo1

    about 1 month ago

    346 Comments

    Nice car, too bad it does not come in an adult size. I see more and more Police SUV's and Quad cab pickups. Are they sending a message to someone that is not listening?

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    JonH7

    about 1 year ago

    144 Comments

    Nice interceptor!

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    Anonymous

    over 1 year ago

    Cool car, but too bad that it's basically a fwd car... And yes, it is "technically" awd, but it's just not the same as a rwd car...

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    Sgt_Hondo402

    over 1 year ago

    94 Comments

    This new interceptor has real sweet lines. Several Police agencies in So. Illinois utilize these cars

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    IDEALIST

    over 1 year ago

    13636 Comments

    nice

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    Mongo1

    over 1 year ago

    346 Comments

    My First ford was a Galaxy 500 and would stall the engine if I put the lights and Siren on. Top speed was about 70 and took two football fields to stop. It was great, something about your first, will always be special.

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    justmax

    over 1 year ago

    34 Comments

    This is badass car in person belleville has few is going replace all units. I wish sheriff dept hookup with these.

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    kalderman

    over 1 year ago

    6 Comments

    those look awesome!

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    Anonymous

    almost 2 years ago

    They are nice to drive

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    snhadley

    almost 2 years ago

    1264 Comments

    We picked up a few of them. They are SWEET!

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    HijoDeDiosMRM

    almost 2 years ago

    348 Comments

    I can't wait to see one.This seems to be a really nice one.I've seen videos of the new Chevrolet Impala and the Carbon.I think that it's going to be a while before I see any of these in my area.

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    excop23260

    almost 2 years ago

    796 Comments

    Sem to be OKAY rides. Henrico County (VA) started rolling out marked 2013 Taurus pursuit cars in September, 2012. The first ones I have seen are marked for Sergeants. HPD has a near-total 'take-home-car" program, and saves bunches of money by mainitaining cars in very good condition instead of constantly buying newer ones to replace cars trashed by SOME officers..

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    swatj10

    almost 2 years ago

    760 Comments

    The Carbondale Police have been seen cruising the streets in these. They are a spin off of the Taurus

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    KWallace1611

    almost 2 years ago

    34 Comments

    I'm not completely certain but I may have seen one of these patrolling yesterday.

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    warose

    almost 2 years ago

    496 Comments

    on side by side comparison i would rather have the new chevy caprice.

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