Chicago Auto Show: Ford Police Interceptor To Be Debuted

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Ford will unveil the 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show this Thursday, the utility that has changed the face of law enforcement.

Since its introduction in the year 2012, the Police Interceptor Utility quickly became America's best-selling police vehicle, helping Ford capture 55 percent of the US law enforcement vehicle market.

Ford Police Interceptor Utility is the only pursuit rated midsize utility vehicle with a standard all-wheel drive system.

Ford Police Interceptor Utility Engine Specs:

The Ford Police Interceptor Utility comes with a standard 3.7-litre V6 engine that produces 304 horsepower and 279 lb.-ft. of torque.

The vehicle is also offered with a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine that produces 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, giving agencies to select an engine that best suits their requirements.

Both these engines are mated to a standard six-speed transmission with a special Pursuit Mode specially designed for police use.

The transmission will automatically switch from standard fuel-saving mode to Pursuit Mode when it detects aggressive driving, based on brake pressure, deceleration and lateral acceleration rates.

The software is programmed to perform a reverse J-turn, which is when a reversing vehicle is spun 180 degrees and continues, face forward, without changing direction of travel.

Ford Police Interceptor Utility Features:

  • Unique cooling systems designed for extreme use
  • Custom-developed brakes designed to withstand excessive use
  • 18-inch steel wheels
  • Heavy-duty powertrain mounts
  • Reinforced subframe mounts
  • Ballistic shields built to Level III specifications
  • SYNC hands-free information technology
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Cross-traffic alert
  • Reverse Sensing System
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