Meet Ford’s Newest Cruiser the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility
- 14 January 2019
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
Just before Detroit auto show, Ford revealed something you’d rather not want to see in your rearview mirror – the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility. It isn’t something new as we’ve seen a few leaks about this cruiser in the past, and frankly, our speculations aren’t that far off. Unlike the outgoing model, the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility is more potent as it comes with a hybrid all-wheel-drive system.
The standard horsepower of the 2020 Interception Utility is a 3.3-litre V6 that comes with a 10-speed automated transmission. As stated by Ford themselves, this solution managed to beat the outgoing 3.7-litre model by 60 mph in 1.1 seconds. What’s more interesting is that it also managed to beat it in 100 mph category by 4.7-seconds. If that’s not what you’ve expected, then you can opt for the more powerful 3.0-litre, twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6. The twin model managed to take top honours from the Michigan State Police after a few tests.
You can also opt for a 3.3-litre non-hybrid variant if the high-tech drivetrain isn’t your cup of tea. As claimed by Ford, the hybrid model can save you $5,700 on fuel annually.
But aside from new engines, the new Police Interceptor Utility offers a lot more. The model boasts a plethora of new tech, including the Police Perimeter Alert. The tech scans 270-degree of the car to alert officers about a potential threat in their blind spots. The car also has an on-demand rear view camera to avoid surprise attacks from perps. Ford will also add its suite of driver assist tech, including the pre-collision assist, emergency braking, and Pedestrian Detection. Lastly, the car will have anti-stab plates on the back of the front seats.
As for the body shell, it meets Ford’s standard 75 mph rear-impact test which is a step up from the 50 mph federal one. This will keep occupants safe from any impacts. It’s also a possible early look at Ford’s upcoming Explorer replacement.
Last but not least, the bad news is that you won’t be able to get one. For now at least. They should come out on roadway later this year, and hopefully, you won’t stumble on them in your rearview mirror.