Ford plans to introduce 2020 Explorer to the Detroit Auto Show in just a few weeks, but if you want an idea of what to expect, Ford's new Police Interceptor Utility provides a visual preview.
Ford let go of more information about its revised Police Interceptor Utility, the SUV car that has more than one passing resemblance to the 2020 Explorer, we see in about two weeks. The headlights look pretty close to the shape seen on the revised Edge SUV, but we still haven't seen a picture of the back – it must wait for the motor show, I guess.
The car manufacturer will offer three power trains in the new Police Interceptor Utility. The standard setup is a 3.3 liter hybrid electric configuration, which Ford believes will have an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 24 mpg combined, somewhat 41
When the Michigan State Police tested the new Police Interceptor Utility with its hybrid powertrain, it shone. It beat competitive police cars in a 0-100 mph sprint, and it also competed in a round around the MSP test track. The only vehicle that was faster than the hybrid was the new Police Interceptor Utility equipped with 3.0-liter turbo V6.
Standard equipment at the Police Interceptor Utility includes front seat clothing with reduced screws for easier entry and exit, as well as vinyl rear seats, a vinyl floor and anti-back plates behind the front seats. Under the body, the cooling has been improved, and the brakes are set specifically for police use. LED headlights are also standard because visibility never hurts.
Ford also threw a new police-saving technology into the mix. The standard police perimeter alarm uses the car's parking sensors to detect movement around the vehicle, lock the doors and notify the officer inside. It will also show motion tracks to track the detected object or person.on his latest Charger-based police car. Ford also equips every Police Interceptor Utility with a modem and two years of its telematics service, which can track car usage and location.
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