Ford vehicles currently make up around two thirds of all police vehicles in service today, and with the introduction of the all-new 2020 Police Interceptor Utility, based on the 2020 Ford Explorer, its dominance is likely to hold firm.
The new Police Interceptor Utility will come standard with a hybrid all-wheel-drive powertrain. It’s estimated that the Police Interceptor Utility will return an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined, which is 41 percent better than the current version. This will help agencies save as much as $5,700 per vehicle in annual fuel costs when compared to the current Police Interceptor Utility with the 3.7-liter engine.
“Our Police Interceptor Utility’s standard hybrid powertrain provides the potential for significant fuel savings with improved performance and no tradeoffs in safety or interior passenger or cargo space,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager. “It’s a win-win-win formula for law enforcement.”
In recent police testing, the all-new Police Interceptor Utility hybrid had the fastest lap, highest top speed of 137 mph, and had the fastest 0-100 mph acceleration time of all vehicles tested, including models equipped with a V8.
With the addition of the new Police Interceptor Utility, Ford will offer an extensive law enforcement lineup including the F-150 Police Responder, Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, Expedition SSV, Transit PTV, F-150 SSV, and SSV Plug-In Hybrid Sedan.
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