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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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    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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