DETROIT (WWJ) – Ford is rolling out its newest line of Police Interceptors for debut next year.
The two vehicles, a sedan and SUV, are more fuel-efficient and will feature new V6 engines.
Lisa Teed with Ford Motor Company said the new sedan Police Interceptor will replace the current Crown Victoria police car.
“We will have a sedan, which will have the likeness of a Taurus, but really, the underpinnings of the vehicle, from the engine to the frame, suspension, tuning, the celebrations and the inside equipment, will be all for police,” Teed said.
Ford will also introduce an SUV Police Interceptor for the first time. It is the first-ever Ford pursuit-rated utility model available for police work.
“And then we have based off the Explorer vehicle, we’re building a utility Police Interceptor,” Teed continued.
Ford is planning to deliver the all-new Police Interceptors beginning early 2012. But don’t get your hopes up thinking just anyone can drive one. Both vehicles will be available to law enforcement agencies only, not the public.
“These are not cars that are just kind of turned into police vehicles. These are built from the bottom up, to be built only for law enforcement. Most vehicles for law enforcement, we call them ‘running hot 24-7.’ So they work all day long and all night long, even through different police officers’ shifts,” Teed said.