Ford Motors has the privilege to offer the next-generation vehicle of choice by law enforcement agencies across the U.S. Chicago will buy 500 Police Interceptor sedans and utility vehicles, the largest commitment to date for the all-new vehicles.
“We are pleased and proud Chicago has decided to purchase Ford’s Police Interceptor vehicles,” said Ken Czubay, vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service. “Ford has been the police pursuit vehicle market leader for 15 years, and we know these all-new vehicles can handle the rigors of police work.”
The 500 units began production at the company’s Chicago Assembly Plant last month, translating in 230 jobs at the Torrence Avenue plant with additional manufacturing and support jobs expected in the future. The cars were designed and engineered hand-in-hand with the Police Advisory Board of law enforcement professionals, so that the Police Interceptor sedan could handle the rigors of police work.
The Ford Interceptor features a V6 lineup, which comes with two powertrain options, allowing police to choose the powerhouse that best meets their patrol requirements. The vehicle also helps law enforcement agencies across the country millions of dollars a year in fuel costs.