Coming to patrol your city streets and neighborhoods this summer.
Teased only last week, Ford has now officially revealed its updated 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility. Or, in other words, the vehicle that’ll be pulling your ass over beginning this summer. Set to make its official debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week, Ford has updated the Interceptor, with law enforcement recommendations taken into account, in terms of both style and substance. The exterior, like that of the civilian Explorer, features updated front and rear fascias and restyled headlights.
The interior features a restyled instrument panel and new electrical systems. Also new is Surveillance Mode technology, a system that warns the driver whenever someone approaches the vehicle and automatically raises the driver’s side window and locks all the doors. Ford also added a liftgate switch that’s accessible to front seat occupants. It allows the rear liftgate mechanism to remain unlocked for 45 seconds before timing out, permitting officers to access the cargo area. Also now standard is a rear camera connected to a 4-inch screen in the center stack. As an option, the view from the camera can be seen in the rearview mirror.
Power comes from a standard 3.7-liter V6 with 301 hp and 279 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 365 hp and 350 lb-ft is optional. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic with a Pursuit Mode that, when activated, optimizes the upshift and downshift performance for more aggressive driving situations. 18-inch steel wheels are standard as are heavy-duty powertrain mounts, reinforced subframe mounts and unique hubs and bearings.