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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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    twyoungs

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    i think putting an intercepter together using a Tuarus frame is beyond stupid, it's dangerous. The modern Crown Vic os already to small for some people to get into anyways. With all the equipment thats in the car now, it's damn uncomfortable to drive around in for 10+ hours as it is. Not to mention that if you have to stuff someone in the back. Some people i've taken into custody have a next to impossible time fitting in the back. They have to sit sideways and all jammed up. Normally I would give a crap if a criminal is uncomfortable while he take the ride to lock-up, But I'm thinking of the individuals safety if something should happen, like a wreck. Someone hitting me?
    So no i think it's a bad idea, and its obvious that ford didn't ask any cops how they would like the new car to be outfitted. I agree with CoDog5515, Carbon One has ford scared.

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    Glen603

    over 4 years ago

    106 Comments

    I still think the E7 is going to kick the competition's butts.

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    Bmac1775

    over 4 years ago

    210 Comments

    I kid, I kid, got looking car

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    Bmac1775

    over 4 years ago

    210 Comments

    Great, right before the world ends. I guess someone at ford said "we'll make a new cruiser when hell freezes over!" Way to go

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    SULLYMAN

    over 4 years ago

    492 Comments

    Awesome, I knew the Interceptor would not die. Good work!

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    yzmavenezuela

    over 4 years ago

    306 Comments

    I want one!

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    cgarcia1

    over 4 years ago

    34 Comments

    I lke the modifications nice model

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    TROV12

    over 4 years ago

    74 Comments

    Nice.... If you ride on 4 wheels.

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    copdog5515

    over 4 years ago

    562 Comments

    Carbon Motors has them scared.

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    molonia

    over 4 years ago

    26 Comments

    sounds great

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    aussie4

    over 4 years ago

    5328 Comments

    Good sounding spec's, right up the 'ford' part, lmao.

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    builtfordtough

    over 4 years ago

    100 Comments

    nope. its either rearwheel or allwheel. americans dont do frd. leave that to the dang foreign jobs...haha ( i know they make frd)

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    builtfordtough

    over 4 years ago

    100 Comments

    lmao. compared to that dang dodge anything would be comfortable. them dodges are SMALL

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    Kath

    over 4 years ago

    1812 Comments

    I wants one... And the E7... Can I have both?

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    MrMiles39

    over 4 years ago

    2 Comments

    Love it... thumbs up

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