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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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    daniel102081

    over 4 years ago

    90 Comments

    hopefully by then I'll be in law enforcement, not saying I'll have this car, but it sure would be nice! :)

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    jakesdad

    over 4 years ago

    298 Comments

    When those are auctioned off do the ballistic panel go with the car?

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    Nick_Durr

    over 4 years ago

    278 Comments

    YEAH!!!

  • 177601787v32_480x480_front_max50

    Deltaman01

    over 4 years ago

    330 Comments

    That is sooo cool! Can I have one?!

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    AKangel

    over 4 years ago

    4972 Comments

    SWEET! Great looking car, I like the idea of all the new safety devices, Let's get it on the road.

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    Perl

    over 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    As long as when you step on the brake pedal it stops. LOL (sorry Toyota)
    ~Wf

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Good looking car. I love the option for balistic door panels and duty-belt friendly seats....

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    36TR

    over 4 years ago

    7620 Comments

    Wow!! Sounds like an awesome car!! Can't wait!

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    SPDNH156

    over 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    NICE!!!! Hope we get one!

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    jakesdad

    over 4 years ago

    298 Comments

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    Robocop33

    over 4 years ago

    14618 Comments

    LOL! Well, seems like Ford finally got motivated to improve it's standard "Police Package" now that Dodge Charger is on the scene and I am sure they are terrified of the new Carbon Motors vehicle that is coming into production in 2012. I like how they say that their vehicle is the only one that is able to withstand a 75mph rear-end crash compared to those on the "current" market. Carbon Motors E7 is also able to do that and more. The Ford is cheap BUT you still have to add all the equipment such as radio, lights, bumpers, shield, etc. etc which drives up the cost to a bit more than the E7 projected cost plus the E7 is projected to last longer. Glad to see they are doing better but they need to do more as does Dodge and GM.

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    CALIDEP

    over 4 years ago

    158 Comments

    Reminds a little of the Carbon E7 Police Unit...This one could use some integrated Code 3 lights though...We'll have to see. Didn't they try to discontinue a few years back? Will it actually happen this time?

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    leo22172

    over 4 years ago

    84 Comments

    Looks good.....sounds good.....when can I test drive one?

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Hawt!

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    Dmerow250

    over 4 years ago

    60 Comments

    Looks Sharp, hopes it comfortable!!

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