Ford Announces All-New Police Interceptor to Replace Crown Victoria

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  1. TriShield

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    FORD ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF ALL-NEW POLICE INTERCEPTOR FOR LAW ENFORCMENT USE NATIONWIDE

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    • Ford confirms development plans of an all-new Ford Police Interceptor and affirms continued commitment to the police and municipal vehicle businesses
    • New Police Interceptor's durability, safety and performance will exceed the existing Crown Victoria's law enforcement vehicle lineup
    • Ford is the market leader in the law enforcement vehicle segment, selling 45,000 of the 60,000 police vehicles sold in each year in the U.S.
    Dearborn, Mich., Nov. 13, 2009 – Ford Motor Company announced today it will produce an all-new purpose-built Police Interceptor specially designed and engineered to replace the Ford Crown Victoria law enforcement vehicle lineup in 2011.

    The new Ford Police Interceptor is being developed in conjunction with Ford's Police Advisory Board, which provided input during the past 14 months on key vehicle attributes, such as safety, performance, durability, driver convenience and comfort. The new Police Interceptor will be offered without interruption when production of the Ford Crown Victoria ends in late 2011.

    "We have heard the repeated requests from the law enforcement community to continue uninterrupted support of the law enforcement community," said Mark Fields, Ford's president of The Americas. "Ford is answering the call with the new Police Interceptor – engineered and built in America."

    Ford – which currently controls approximately 75 percent of the police pursuit vehicle business in the U.S. – has invested significantly in designing the purpose-built new police and municipal vehicles to meet the needs of these crucial customers.

    The new Police Interceptor is designed to provide municipalities with reduced ownership costs through improved fuel efficiency, quality and the kind of durability police departments nationwide have come to expect from Ford.

    "Ford's commitment to the law enforcement community produced the Crown Victoria, the benchmark police vehicle," said Lt. Brian Moran, fleet manager, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and a member of Ford's Police Advisory Board. "This commitment has continued, and Ford has been working closely with the Police Advisory Board on developing the new Police Interceptor. I am confident that the next-generation Ford police vehicle will meet the future needs of the law enforcement community and will set the new standard."

    Ford plans to reveal the new model and provide full vehicle specifications in the first quarter of 2010 – in time for law enforcement agencies, police equipment manufacturers and upfitters to develop a transition plan from the Crown Victoria to the new product.

    Each year, Ford sells approximately 45,000 police vehicles, making the Blue Oval the nation's largest provider of police and municipal vehicles.

    "Ford long has supported our public servants with vehicles that work as hard as they do," said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service. "We intend to build on this legacy with a new generation of municipal and police vehicles that set even higher standards."
     
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    I hope it IS the Falcon :x:
     
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    good idea Ford, i cant believe they didnt annoyance this earlier.

    As much as id hate for the Caprice to lose market, i would also love for this to be a Falcon.
     
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    if we know whats good for us, we'll demand a consumer version.
     
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    the falcon isnt designed for LHD, its always been the case.

    But than again, maybe by 2011 the new platform will be LHD ready.
     
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    so when they flip the dash, it'll explode/
     
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    Well the US Postal Service has been having some budget problems lately.... maybe they'll just import RHD Falcons and make cops pull double duty (our mail trucks are RHD)? :mamoru:
     
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    the engine actually.
     
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    jesus, replacing exhaust manis and replacing steering boxes is so complicated. and godforbid they have to change engine mounts to keep their stake in a market theyve been a big part in!!!! ohemgee
     
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    Taurus cop car is a joke, just like FWD Impala, or back in the day when the Dodge Intrepid was offered to cops.
     
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    i would have guessed a volvo platform actually?
     
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    get a brain, morans
     
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    Costs to re-engineer the car for LHD.
    Costs to insure that said car passes federal regs.
    Costs to insure that said car also passes crash tests.

    Frankly, using the Falcon for police work is a stupid idea. Using the current Taurus or even the last gen Taurus/500 is also pretty stupid. The best solution IMHO would be to rework the CVPI enough to pass muster with current regs, drop a 5.4L in and call it a day. Of course I wouldn't mind seeing exactly what Ford has in mind come 1QT 2010.
     
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    No, if we know what's good for us, we'll refuse to buy a consumer version, so the only people who will have them will be cops and any time you see one you'll know it's a cop.
     
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    never seen an unmarked cop car? or nightfall for that matter?
     
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    Something very similar to the Crown Vic with an extra 100hp, a 500lb diet, and better brakes is what they should do.
     
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    Yeah... so just don't drive like a fuck-up and you won't have anything to worry about.
     
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    *gasp* a spy photo i took outside a ford plant

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    idk are you sure? where are the front cop lights? and the wheels look weird, idk but i think that is fake. you failed dude :rofl:
     
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    OMGz, ITS ANOTHER USELESS COP PACKAGE!!

    FWD V6 P71 :mamoru: :ugh2:
     

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