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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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    maxxoccupancy

    over 1 year ago

    328 Comments

    There are a few of these where I live. They look like a slightly larger Focus.

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    TRPD758

    over 1 year ago

    32 Comments

    Very excited to see how this vehicle will perform!!!

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    colt225

    almost 2 years ago

    200 Comments

    Shew that is nice.

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    Gheavilin

    about 2 years ago

    40 Comments

    God we need like 6 of those to replace our old Impalas

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    HijoDeDiosMRM

    over 2 years ago

    346 Comments

    I want one of those.However,I doubt if I will see one with my agency's logo before 2016.

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    lemmonw

    almost 3 years ago

    464 Comments

    soooooo bad @$$!

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    tmsease

    about 3 years ago

    70 Comments

    Can't wait to see one of these!

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Can't wait to get one of those.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    FORD TOUGH BABY!

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    ryanhatch

    about 4 years ago

    1372 Comments

    Hopefully I can test one of these out soon!

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    Ahi

    about 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    They all look nice, but I think I'm going for the Carbon Motors vehicle.

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    sandrine_Robinson1

    about 4 years ago

    10 Comments

    that's wassup we are the law so we have to be a head, love it, .but i think it should be a Chrysler it look a lil Small too, but that's ok cant complain it will do,appreciate what ever we get even if it was on one wheel thank u god is love,

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    cparmenter

    about 4 years ago

    388 Comments

    no thank you, ill keep the charger

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    CAREBEAR911

    about 4 years ago

    192 Comments

    yeah but it's a Ford!

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    Honestly, both of these cars are probably pretty nice. However, the Carbon Motors E-7 is a lot better. It is actually purpose built—even more than the Chevy. It is more durable, more powerful, gets a lot better fuel economy, has more safety features and more useable and useful technology. It will save tax payers money and LEOs alike Check it out:

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