The 2020 All-New Ford Police Interceptor Utility

Rules matter!

The 2020 All-New Ford Police Interceptor Utility is purpose-built for law enforcement with a standard hybrid powertrain that doesn’t compromise interior space, improves pursuit performance and aims to lower fuel costs, and it comes with standard all-wheel drive. Additional options are: a 3.0-liter EcoBoost and the 3.3-liter V6. 

I recently had the opportunity to drive all three models of Ford's All-New 2020 Police Interceptor Utility at Atlanta Motor Speedway.  These SUVs are not only powerful, they are efficient, and each could save police departments and taxpayers as much as $3,200 in fuel costs each year. 
The 2020 All-New Ford Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid has an impressive
 top speed of 137 mph.

All of these options come with the 10-speed automatic transmission and with the full-time all-wheel drive with deep snow/sand and traction control drive modes. 

The standard hybrid all-wheel-drive powertrain will come with an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined fuel economy rating. In testing conducted by the Michigan State Police, the new Police Interceptor had the quickest 0-100 mph time, fastest lap, fastest average lap and the top speed of 137 mph. 

The GREENER side of Blue is a win-win for law enforcement.
A view of the Police Perimeter Alert system.
I was impressed by the safety technology in the 2020 All-New Ford Police Interceptor Utility .  The Police Perimeter Alert system monitors a 270-degree area around the SUV. This system can help detect “potentially threatening behavior” by alerting the officers to movement in that 270-degree area. When such motion is detected, the system automatically turns on the rear camera, sounds a chime, rolls up the windows and locks the doors. 

Motion trails of the detected threat appear on the digital instrument cluster so officers can monitor.

Additional features include pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning and a unique disable switch for law enforcement allows officers to temporarily override the system to perform precision immobilization technique maneuvers when necessary. 

Officers will also be able to access the rear-view camera on command. 
The interior of the 2020 All-New Ford Police Interceptor Utility is designed for comfort and function.
Ford Police Interceptors remain the only vehicles in the world engineered to meet Ford’s stringent 75-mph rear-impact crash standard. The federal standard for such testing is 50 mph. 

Additionally, safety cell construction directs collision force around the occupant compartment, and features advanced ultra-high-strength boron steel, crumple zones that absorb and dissipate crash energy, and SPACE architecture that provides structural reinforcement and side-impact protection. 
A cross section of the construction of the All-New 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility.

The 2020 All-New Ford Police Interceptor Utility were tested for enhanced police durability, including improved cooling, specially tuned braking system, front-door tethers, and police-purposed steel wheels, tires and hubcaps that are designed to withstand the rigors of a chase. 
Police-purposed steel wheels.

Tethered doors.
Ford revealed the first pursuit-rated hybrid police cruiser will run on battery-only at speeds as high as 60 mph.  Once it surpasses that, it will automatically switch to the engine and battery working together. 
IV+ ballistic door panel.
Pursuit-rated means that police agencies have given a vehicle the sign of approval for being strong enough to handle police chases for long periods of time over an assortment of terrain and obstacles.

This is impressive.
The law enforcement officers who drove the 2020 All-New Ford Police Interceptor Utility at Atlanta Motor Speedway enjoyed the experience.

Ford representatives and law enforcement officers discussing
the 2020 All-New Ford Police Interceptor Utility driving experience.


Thank you, Ford!

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