Posts Tagged ‘Ford police car’

Ford Pursues the Perfect Police Interceptor

Cops will love this Chicago debut.

by on Feb.12, 2015

Keegan, a K9 officer, helped Ford unveil the automaker's new Police Interceptor unit today.

Ford has gone to the dogs! Failing to remember the sage advice attributed — falsely — to W.C. Fields, “Never work with children or animals,” Ford clearly forgot the second half of the famous line in Chicago today when it enlisted the assistance of Keegan, a Belgian, to pull the cover off its new police interceptor model.

Fortunately, Ford had little to worry about in regard to the well-trained Belgian, who performed the task right on cue and even took the time to pose with the new model afterward.

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Since its introduction three years ago, the Interceptor has become the top-selling law enforcement vehicle in the country. But Ford is responding to requests to make it an even more effective tool for crime fighters, a number of changes based on recommendations from a 25-member Police Advisory Board.

“Our Police Interceptor Utility is the best-selling police vehicle in America because we have a unique relationship with our customers,” said Jonathan Honeycutt, Ford’s North American marketing manager for Police Vehicles. “By listening to the Ford Police Advisory Board, we have engineered a vehicle that officers love.”

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Ford Police Interceptor Cuffs the Top Spot

Maker accounts for nearly half the sales in the segment.

by on Mar.24, 2014

Many might think the Los Angeles PD may have the best police car ever in this Lamborghini Gallardo, but the department uses it only for promotional purposes.

The demise of the large, rear-wheel drive sedan has forced police departments and other law enforcement agencies to experiment with other vehicles to replace the workhorses.

Chevy and Dodge have provided a variety of options to officers, including Chevy Tahoes, Caprices and even Camaros. Dodge converts the Charger into a police car and the Jeep Cherokee has also been used in the past.

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One company, Carbon Motors, even showed departments across the U.S. a purpose-built police car. The company ordered 240,000 engines from BMW for the car, but by the end of last year, the enterprise was dead without one car delivered. (more…)