Ford Introduces Next-Gen Interceptor
All-new 2020 Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid will save as much as $5,900 per vehicle annually in fuel costs.
Ford says their all-new Police Interceptor Utility is their best ever, able to keep officers safer while saving departments money. The savings come from the hybrid technology, which allows for a significant reduction in the amount of fuel consumed during idle.
The Police Interceptor Hybrid’s powertrain allows the engine to shut off for extended periods during idle, while powering the electrical equipment via the lithium-ion hybrid battery.
“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.”
The all-new 2020 Police Interceptor Utility hybrid has a projected EnerGuide-estimated rating of 9.8L/100 combined, a 41 percent improvement over the current Police Interceptor Utility equipped with a 3.7-litre gas engine. According to Ford, this will likely result in a savings of $5,900 per vehicle annually.
Despite the hybrid powerplant, the new Interceptor is no slouch. Ford says that in recent testing by Michigan State Police, their new Interceptor Utility hybrid had the fastest 0-100 mph acceleration, fastest lap, fastest average lap and highest top speed of 137 mph, versus competitive police utility vehicles tested, including V8-powered entries.
In addition to the standard 3.3-litre hybrid model, the all-new Police Interceptor Utility is available with a 3.0-litre EcoBoost or a 3.3-litre V6 engine. All are equipped with a new 10-speed automatic transmission, and full-time Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.
The all-new Police Interceptor Utility introduces a number of advanced innovations designed for officer safety, as well as the safety of the public. Contact Ford Fleet for more information.