The interior is almost completely chrome-plated, a small 4-inch radio screen provides ample space for portable displays below, while feature-free and speaker-friendly door panels provide easy cleaning and optional level 3 or level 4 ballistic protection. Two-zone automatic air conditioners allow continued cooling during engine-off hybrid operation. Particularly numbered steering wheel buttons can be programmed to allow the use of radio microphone, emergency lights and other commonly used functions. The sunglasses holder is replaced by a red LED lamp to illuminate paperwork without compromising on night vision. And a special steel plate located behind the top of the dashboard allows hard mounting of radar guns and the like (prevents gypsum wall screws through airbag mounting).
Door and closing entrance and everything starts with a key, which can be folded across a departmental fleet. New door hooks are designed to survive a special police protection cycle, where they kick the door toward the stop to close it. Special cladding fronts are sculpted to provide relief for side arms, a vinyl rear bench is standard, and the third row seat is erased in favor of an enlarged well that carries a full spare tire and a lower load with high load capacity floor. A lockable storage box is available for confiscated drugs, side arm storage, etc. (A "captain's car" option upgrades the seat with a civil-like center console and carpeted floor.)
A traditional column shifter was designed for police duty – it is much easier to work when performing a difficult reverse J-turn maneuver (yes yes, it can do at least 40 mph in reverse to perform this Jim Rockford move). In the case of cool police visits, standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection has a defeat switch to allow the amazing bump-n-spin pit maneuvers during a hunt.
A cool police protection utilizes rear parking and blind warning sensors to provide a 270-degree police perimeter alarm function that alerts the opponent to someone approaching from behind, turns on the rear camera and hears a warning bell. A modem and two-year free Ford Telematics service aids with vehicle use and local tracking. The rear view mirror camera can also be turned on at any speed to monitor the traffic behind.
Outside, Interceptors can be characterized by a unique no-frill grill with a smaller blue oval that provides more cooling area. Beyond that and the steels, these openings can be quite creepy. Ford offers LED lighting inside the windshield and tucked up under the rear spoiler that can completely replace the roof bar (which must be laid by a perimeter, along with the pole bars and internal console). Almost all other lighting is built into the factory, including light inside the head and tail lights, inside the back and rear glass, and elsewhere.
Burn a strong picture of the grill in the memorial banks, as it will probably show up in the rearview mirror sooner or later (Ford claims to have taken 65 percent of US police vehicle sales in 2017).