Ford Police Interceptor Showcased to Public

Last month, Ford presented its Police interceptor sedan, a purpose-built machine that will replace the famous Crown Victoria next year and is packed with technology such as Cross Traffic Alert, a rear view camera system, electronic stability control and a blind spot information system.

The vehicle will be showcased at the NAFA 2010 Institute & Expo, scheduled to be held in Detroit, between April 24-27. This is a show for professionals who manage fleets of public safety vehicles, trucks and buses and also a wide range of military & off-road equipment. The exhibition targets fleet mangers from all segments: public safety, government and corporate.

"Police nationwide asked for a new kind of weapon in the battle for public safety, and Ford is answering the call with a purpose-built vehicle - engineered and built in America - that's as dynamic as it is durable," said Mark Fields, Ford President of The Americas, who will be a key speaker for this year's Institute & Expo.

The Ford police interceptor uses a 3.5-liter V6 unit that offers at least 263 hp and can be optionally fitted with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which uses twin turbocharging to deliver at least 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The latter is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and uses an all wheel drive system, giving the vehicle a sharp handling.

"Ford remains committed to leading the police vehicle market, and our new Police Interceptor demonstrates how much engineering and innovation we're willing to invest to address the unique needs of those who protect and serve communities throughout America," Fields added.
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