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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

“We are very optimistic that with this vehicle … we could even gain on that” level of market share, Czubay said.

General Motors, Chrysler and Connersville, Ind.-based Carbon Motors plan to increase their market share or launch new police cars.

Chrysler has set a goal of expanding its police car market share from 17% to 40% in the next 12 to 18 months with its rear-wheel drive Dodge Charger patrol car.

And, in October, GM announced plans to introduce the Chevrolet Caprice police car in 2011. GM said the new Caprice will offer V8 or V6 engines.

Ford also is offering two engine options: A 3.5-liter V6 engine with 263 horsepower and a 3.5-liter direct-injection turbocharged EcoBoost engine with 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

Ford’s Crown Victoria Police Interceptor has been popular with police departments because of its rigid, full-frame construction and rear-wheel drive transmission, all for a relatively low price, said Jim Hall, managing director of 2953 Analytics in Birmingham.

“The bottom line is they have a police car that defines the American police car,” Hall said. “Police departments love it for a million reasons, including its durability.”

Ford executives said the new vehicle is more durable and performs better than the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

“We routinely run over 8-inch curbs at 40 m.p.h. to validate suspension strength,” said Scott Tobin, Ford’s vehicle line director for product development.

Fields also said the new vehicle is the only police car on the market that can withstand a rear-end collision at 75 m.p.h. The seats have areas cut out to accommodate utility belts, and the interior has space for standard police equipment.

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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:

    http://www.carbonmotors.com/

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