Ford Police Interceptor Utility Is Lean, Mean, and Green

Slide The Ford Police Interceptor Utility is probably a familiar sight to most drivers — the automaker claims 65 percent of police vehicles on U.S. roads are this Explorer-based utility vehicle. Now law enforcement will get a new ride as Ford

Slide The Ford Police Interceptor Utility is probably a familiar sight to most drivers — the automaker claims 65 percent of police vehicles on U.S. roads are this Explorer-based utility vehicle. Now law enforcement will get a new ride as Ford

On Friday, the covers came off the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility. The Blue Oval claims to have a lockdown of 65 percent of USA police vehicle sales using 2017 figures.

Police forces will have three powertrain options from which to choose. The engines are all mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive that offers various traction modes, including one for deep snow and sand. Ford says this model is 1.1 seconds faster to reach 60 miles per hour than the outgoing 3.7-liter model, and its fuel economy is 41% better with an estimated 24 mpg combined.

Ford said the Michigan State Police tested the new 2020 Interceptor Utility hybrid and found it to have the fastest 0-100 miles per hour acceleration, lap, and average lap times, as well as the highest top speed (137 miles per hour, speeders take note) compared to the other police utility competitors. If that's not good enough, you can opt for more power from the 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 - which took top honors from the Michigan State Police after testing the competitive fleet of police utilities. Impressively, that included V-8-powered competitors. Sensors monitor the vehicle and if motion is detected outside the vehicle, it sounds a chime, turns on the rear camera, rolls up any open windows, and locks the doors. Ford is also making its suite of driver assist tech like pre-collision assist with emergency braking and Pedestrian Detection to help make everyone safer around the new Interceptor.

Kiev Seizes Copies of Russian Orthodox Church Leader's Christmas Address
The move incensed Moscow, and prompted President Vladimir Putin to warn of possible bloodshed in his annual news conference. The rival Kiev Patriarchate was born after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its popularity has grown since 2014.

Inside, the Interceptor Utility is built to serve and protect, not coddle.

Other standard police vehicles include the Police Responder Hybrid Taurus, F-150 Police Responder, Expedition SSV, F-150 SSV, Transit PTV and the SSV Plug-In Hybrid Taurus. It features heavy-duty cloth front seats with reduced bolsters to ease entry and aid comfort while geared up. A vinyl rear seat and floor is available, as are anti-stab plates in the front seat backs. It'll handle an 8-inch curb impact and even ford 18-inches of water at 15 miles per hour or 10-inches of water at 40 miles per hour. The auto maker says the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility will be on the roads starting this summer.

Recommended News

  • Kelly Threatens to Sue Lifetime Over ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docuseries

    Kelly Threatens to Sue Lifetime Over ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Docuseries

    In a statement to CNN at the time , Kelly's publicist, Trevian Kutti denied previous allegations. "The allegations against Mr. Once they learned about the inappropriate nuptials, Aaliyah's parents had the marriage annulled.
    Arrest of Yellow Vest leader Drouet slammed as ‘abuse of power’ & ‘dictatorship’

    Arrest of Yellow Vest leader Drouet slammed as ‘abuse of power’ & ‘dictatorship’

    Hours beforehand, he was arrested on his way to meet friends outside a McDonalds restaurant near the Arc de Triomphe war monument. So-called because of the high-visibility jackets they wear, the Yellow Vest protesters sprung into action in November.
    Manchester City's Brahim Diaz on brink of £22m Real Madrid transfer

    Manchester City's Brahim Diaz on brink of £22m Real Madrid transfer

    Brahim, 18, is poised to move to Santiago Bernabeu in a deal worth an initial £15.5 million ($19m), plus £6.5m in add-ons. Manchester City youngster Brahim Diaz is closing in on an €15 million move to Real Madrid .
  • New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

    New Zealand vs Sri Lanka

    Opener Danushka Gunathilaka played his part at the top of the order with 71 but elsewhere the Sri Lankan batsmen failed to fire. Sri Lanka were 128 for seven at one stage in their chase for 320 runs, but a century by Perera got them close.
    FA Cup Third Round Report: Chelsea v Nottingham Forrest 05 January

    FA Cup Third Round Report: Chelsea v Nottingham Forrest 05 January

    The teenage winger nearly got one himself when he danced into the box only to see his shot blocked by a good low save by Steele. He received a wonderful reception from the Stamford Bridge faithful, and he appeared to get emotional as he exited the pitch.

    Chipotle tweaked its menu to fit in with trendy diets

    Other bowls such as the Paleo Salad Bowl contain romaine, barbacoa, fajita veggies, green salsa and guacamole. Chipotle has introduced a new line of bowls geared for those who may be starting the new year with a diet.
  • Fed Chief Jerome Powell Says He Won't Resign If Trump Asks

    Fed Chief Jerome Powell Says He Won't Resign If Trump Asks

    He also says that the Fed could alter its approach to trimming its huge balance sheet if it determines such a change is needed. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday said he would not resign if President Donald Trump asked him to do so.
    Barack Obama appears on Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart

    Barack Obama appears on Billboard's Hot R&B Songs chart

    On the track , Obama delivers his rendition of George Washington's farewell address . This isn't the first time Obama's voice has earned him recognition.
    Nishikori back on track in 2019 after downing Dimitrov in Brisbane

    Nishikori back on track in 2019 after downing Dimitrov in Brisbane

    But she managed to pick up momentum in the second set and did not drop a single game. "I think I'm doing that again now and this week", Nishikori revealed.
  • Ford recalls over 953,000 vehicles to replace inflators

    Ford recalls over 953,000 vehicles to replace inflators

    Takata air bags can potentially explode and hurl shrapnel when deployed due to exposure from heat and humidity. And 10 million more inflators are scheduled to be recalled this month, including the Ford vehicles.
    Naomi Osaka says US Open win has given her belief

    Naomi Osaka says US Open win has given her belief

    Japan's first grand slam victor had enjoyed a stellar 2018, rising from world No.68 to earn a season-ending top five ranking. And it has all been a significant boost to her confidence ahead of the Australian Open, which starts on January 14.
    Solskjaer seeks to improve fitness levels at United Manchester United

    Solskjaer seeks to improve fitness levels at United Manchester United

    Solskjaer is focusing on FA Cup progress against Reading , who are second from bottom of the Championship. If ( Marouane) Fellaini gets through the session today, it's more or less a full squad.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.