There’s going to be a new rookie powerplant on the Ford force this year, but the company is confident it will be up to the challenge in the Ford Police Interceptor Utility. That’s because it’s the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that’s already enjoying success in the civilian community in vehicles like the Ford F-150.
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As retail sales surge, the Ford division was once again the best-selling brand in the auto industry in July, racking up 186,796 sales that marked a robust 11.9 percent improvement as compared to July 2012. Those results included particularly strong performances from Ford utility vehicles and trucks. In fact, every current model from the brand’s crossover/SUV/truck lineup increased sales last month, led by: Ford F-Series: 60,449 sales, up 22.6 percent and still the country’s top-selling vehicle of any kind Ford Edge: 10,541 sales, up 14.9 percent Ford Flex: 2,689 sales, up 16 percent Ford Explorer: 12,742 sales, up 12.6 percent Ford Police Interceptor Utility: 1,347 sales, up 96.9 percent Ford E-Series Vans: 9,724 sales, up 13.4 percent Even Ford’s heavy-duty trucks were in the black, with a sales spike of 31.2 percent to 635 units
It’s getting to be a habit: The Ford Fusion and Ford Escape—which both set monthly sales records in March—have combined to do it again in April. With those two leading the way, as well as another impressive performance by the Ford F-150, the Ford brand enjoyed a 17.8 percent sales increase last month on the strength of 204,969 deliveries. “We are working harder than ever to keep pace with record demand for our all-new, fuel-efficient Fusion and Escape—with sales growth particularly strong on the coasts,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S.
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Crime fighters have some new advantages in their arsenal, as the athletic yet efficient Ford Police Interceptor Sedan recently added a new high-tech engine to its range of choices. It’s a 3.7-liter V6 that is both more powerful and more efficient than the Interceptor Sedan’s standard V6, showcasing 305 hp, 279 lb.-ft. of torque and an EPA line of 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway/21 mpg combined
The new Ford Police Interceptor is getting another boost under the hood with the addition of the 3.7-liter twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) engine, offering law enforcement agencies fuel economy with more power.
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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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The all-new Ford Police Interceptor