Now that the king of cop cars—the Ford Crown Victoria—has ended its reign, the Blue Oval has two new Police Interceptors—a sedan based on the Taurus and a sport utility based on the Explorer—ready to give the bad guys a royal pain. Both vehicles recently started production at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant and are currently headed out to law-enforcement agencies across the country, bringing next-gen automotive technologies to the battle against crime. Notably, this technology includes Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, with twin turbochargers, direct injection, superior fuel-economy and emissions performance, and power outputs of 365 hp and 350 lb.-ft
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Ford says its all-new Police Interceptors deliver more performance, better handling, and improved fuel economy than competing interceptors. In recent tests conducted by the Michigan State Police, those claims were completely backed-up. In these stringent tests, the 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility proved they were more than ready for law enforcement use.
As law-enforcement agencies across the country prepare for the introduction of the all-new Ford Police Interceptor sedan and SUV , the automaker has rolled out a new series of action-packed YouTube webisodes that show the competition—and potential criminals—just what they’ll be up against.