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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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  • Ferret_max50

    Talon

    over 4 years ago

    638 Comments

    Sharp looking vehicle and interesting safety features ... I'm willing to drive anything once.

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    CwsC

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Wait for chevy to come out with their new one and it will laugh at the vic sorry ford

  • Dsc_0161_max50

    jdaughtry

    over 4 years ago

    6 Comments

    Man can I test one out PLEASE !!

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    woodya

    over 4 years ago

    70 Comments

    They will lose a lot of business after dropping the Crown Vic. We have nothing but bad with any front wheel drive vehicle. A lot of departments have advised Ford to not drop the Vic. They basically advised they don't care, it is a done deal. There is no room in the Taurus based vehicle for the driver or prisoner. Chevy is bringing out a pursuit vehicle and probably take over the market. I love a Ford and shame they are going to let the company go down hill. Maybe they are looking for a stimulus from give a way bonga.

  • 6921071_max50

    Rookie13

    over 4 years ago

    2484 Comments

    Carbon Motors E7 does look nicer, but I think it's way more expensive.

  • 21122007861_max50

    delvic_25

    over 4 years ago

    372 Comments

    AMAZING

  • Bringiton_max50

    Fullmetal

    over 4 years ago

    28 Comments

    Looks awesome! I'd drive one. I love Ford.

  • Ship_patch_max50

    KB3MMX

    over 4 years ago

    136 Comments

    The Carbon motors E7 looks way nicer than this thing.
    Seems like there are some good ideas in this vehicle though, like the seat cut outs for your duty belt and stab plates to protect driver & passenger sides..

  • Nypd_max50

    wannabcop11

    over 4 years ago

    26 Comments

    I could care less for this Ford Junk!!! BRING ON THE CAPRICE!!!

  • 49bfaae2b36120ea_max50

    markusr

    over 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    That is nice i mean crown vics been around for ever but it 2010 police depts can do a lil upgrading an this would be a great investment

  • Absolutelawenf_max50

    ksphatcop

    over 4 years ago

    1744 Comments

    looks like an Impala :) haha. I would still rather have a Caprice.

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    recuit

    over 4 years ago

    4 Comments

    well that tooo much cause just waste of money

  • Snapshot_e_max50

    j_mrhoads

    over 4 years ago

    124 Comments

    expensive or not thats what i want to be able to drive wen i finally get to the finish line of schoolwork and am eligable for hiring.... then again with myy heavy foot might not be a smart idea LOL

  • Img00039_max50

    bfriskey

    over 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    I have to admit, I'm biased, BUT I WANT ONE .American Company, no GOVERNMENT bail out, ( we only pay for it ONCE!) and a powerful beast of a cruiser. I agree, a little more room would be nice..Always trading space, fuel economy, weight, and handling- This is the Hungry Man's Cruiser / F22 of the modern era.I can hear it growling.
    Let's wait to see how they managed the new gen electronic requirements of LE..
    BUMP SGT_FITZ

  • 4_max50

    VegasCop

    over 4 years ago

    36 Comments

    Too bad nobody has the budget for this thing.

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