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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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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I knew Ford wouldn't let the venerable CVP71 go away without a BIG BANG...!
    This car is probably it.

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    bobska

    over 4 years ago

    660 Comments

    Built Ford Tough. Man this car sounds great. I can't wait to see the new SUV style too. Sheriff can I please be the first guy to get one? Please!!!

  • Matt_snake_1_max50

    Eastern_NC_Native

    over 4 years ago

    260 Comments

    I'd drive it. I'm not a huge Ford fan but my Crown Vic is dependable, I'm sure this will be too. The Taurus has the potential to make a good looking police car too.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Love it!

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    OFCR3627

    over 4 years ago

    6480 Comments

    WOW I won't 2

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    FireDad

    over 4 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Good looking car.. I am a FORD fan.. I hope the car stands up to the tests

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    chpprsinc

    over 4 years ago

    398 Comments

    Sounds like this thing can take a punch! a 75 mph punch that is. Hope this gains good ground on market share with the vic retiring. Thank you Crown Vic for your years of service to the men and women of law enforcement. I'm sure it will be missed

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    NewYork911

    over 4 years ago

    1672 Comments

    have to wait and see.

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    jakesdad

    over 4 years ago

    298 Comments

    A beefed up Taurus? How am I supposed to fit in that?

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    SuzanneNGa

    over 4 years ago

    16562 Comments

    I think it looks really great!

  • Screen_shot_2011-04-10_at_8

    T_9

    over 4 years ago

    5668 Comments

    I have to agree with the AWD! I love my vic, it's just that I have been in it for 4 years. I need an new ride... this one would be nice.

  • Bdulrge7old_max50

    USAFE7

    over 4 years ago

    2516 Comments

    Sounds good to me.

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    builtfordtough

    over 4 years ago

    100 Comments

    heck yea. give me one of these!!!!

  • Thi_seal_max50

    mpd_943

    over 4 years ago

    2486 Comments

    The AWD 350 hp sounds nice!

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