Ford Pits New Interceptor Against Competition [Video]
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Ahead of the official launch, Ford has pitted the new Interceptors against their competition from Dodge and Chevrolet, the Dodge Charger and the Chevrolet Tahoe. The company has released a set of seven videos, testing everything from handling on the track and off it, to durability.
"We set out to develop our new Police Interceptors to not only meet the current leader – our own Crown Victoria – but to exceed it and the competition," said Lisa Teed, Ford Police
Interceptor marketing manager. "As we prepare for one of the biggest launches in our history of developing police vehicles, we're committed to remaining the nation's largest provider. These videos prove our new vehicles are purpose-built, capable, and deliver the safety, technology and performance officers need to excel at their jobs."
To start with, the sedan and utility versions are put through their paces to ensure the vehicles' individual components can hold up to the rigorous demand of police service. The certification tests were designed by the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Agencies around the country can choose whatever meets their needs best between two bodystyles, all-wheel drive (AWD) or front-wheel drive (FWD), and multiple powertrains delivering at least 20 percent more fuel efficiency than the 4.6-liter single-overhead-cam (SOHC) V8 offered in the current Crown Vic’. The sedan comes as standard with a 3.5-liter V6 and optional twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6, while the utility is powered by a 3.7-liter V6.
Check out the videos below to see how Ford’s Interceptor stacks up to the competition.
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