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"Five-Oh" in the House

Posted by: Jackie Carey

Interceptor PosterYou heard right, the fuzz stopped by the CATA office this afternoon.  In fact, they've parked their new Ford Interceptors right here in our atrium--but don't panic; it's all for the sake of education.  With brochures and experts on hand to answer questions, the team from Ford hosted an open-house of sorts, allowing guests to check out the next generation of police vehicles. 

Naturally gun-shy (and I use a literal meaning here-weapons make me wildly uncomfortable) hoping in and out of these vehicles while they displayed a full battery of police equipment did not sit well with me.   That is, until I began to see how these cars benefit me.  For those not in-the-know, as I was, a police vehicle is unlike your everyday car on the street, it does more than carry trained officers packin' heat.  These cars are built stronger, faster and with more technology. Simply put, these all-new Police Interceptors are bad news for the bad guys! 

Specifically, this new line features two new vehicles, a 202 inch (length) sedan and a 197 inch utility vehicle, each with a 3.5L V6 engine.  Both the Sedan Interceptor and the Utility Interceptor are 6-speed automatics with 280 hp at 6,250 rpm.  The utility carries a bit more torque than the sedan at 275 pounds per foot at 6,250 rpm but both are available in all-wheel-drive.  Check out the list below for more features offered in the new Ford Interceptors. 

  • Pursuit-rated
  • AdvanceTrac(r) with RSC(r) (Roll Stability Control)
  • Safety Canopy(r) System
  • Police-exclusive braking
  • Heavy-duty reinforcements
  • Ergonomic seats with utility0belt cutouts
  • Ballistic door panels
  • First existing police equipment
  • Unique cargo management system
  • E85 Capable
  • Common Key
  • Power takeoff (PTO)
  • EMC compatibility
  • EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operations Course) standards

 

Ford Police Interceptor Utility
Ford Explorer Police Interceptor

Ford Police Interceptor sedan
Ford Taurus Police Interceptor

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