All-new Ford Police Interceptor Revealed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

All-new Ford Police Interceptor Revealed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show


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CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2015) – Ford made its world introduction of the all-new 2016 Police Interceptor utility vehicle during the Media Preview of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The new police vehicle was developed with input from the Ford Police Advisory Board, a panel of 25 experts from the law enforcement community, to handle the extreme rigors of police duty.   

“Ford has been the leader in the police market for six decades because we continue to innovate and deliver products that help police officers do their jobs better on a daily basis,” said Jonathan Honeycutt, marketing manager for police vehicles for Ford North America.

The Police Interceptor features a new front and rear design, new headlamps, a new instrument panel and an enhanced electrical system. Surveillance Mode technology will warn drivers when someone approaches the rear of the vehicle, and upon detection the driver’s window automatically raises and all doors lock. Additional vehicle features include the 3.5L twin turbo charged engine, 365 HP, level-three ballistic door panels and a six speed automatic transmission. The Police Interceptor vehicle is built at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant and is sold in more than 80 markets.

“Most importantly, every one of these changes were reviewed and approved by our Police Advisory Board,” said Honeycutt.  “At Ford we are dedicated to protecting and serving those who protect and serve us.”

“There is no better place to unveil than Chicago, our hometown,” said Fritz Ahadi, commercial and government fleet sales general manager for Ford.

To watch complete coverage of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. The manufacturer press conferences are also available at www.youtube.com/chicagoautoshow. For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.


About the Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North America vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2015 public show will be February 14-22. For more information, visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association

Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.

The 2015 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs

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