The Chicago Police Department has recently ordered 500 new Ford Police Interceptors after the old Crown Victoria models have been put to sleep.
According to Ford Motor Company, the Chicago Police Department has recently ordered 500 new Police Interceptor models, which are basically a mix of sedans and SUVs, with an expected fuel economy improved by 25 percent compared to the old Crown Victoria, and with the gas prices going up by the day, money savings in long term will be significantly. The new Police Interceptors, which are wearing the 2013 model year in their names, will also be responsible for adding 230 new jobs at the Torrence Avenue plant, in Chicago.
“We are pleased and proud Chicago has decides to purchase Ford’s Police Interceptor vehicles. 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”, said the vice president of Marketing, Sales and Service, Ken Czubay.
Ford says that departments have a choice of two engines in the new Police Interceptor models, made out of a 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 engine, which is developing a total output of 263 horsepower, and the 3.5 liter turbocharged EcoBoost, which is coming with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.