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Ford Confirms Plans For 2011 Crown Vic Police Interceptor Replacement

Posted in auto industry, Cars, Ford, Legal, New Cars, Newsworthy by Suzanne Denbow | November 13th, 2009 | 9 Responses |

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As every enthusiast who has ever looked on in amazement as an officer in a Crown Vic executed a flawless u-turn across what appeared to be a solid concrete median (I’m look at you Cherry Hill PD) without sustaining major damage is undoubtedly aware, Ford will officially retire the iconic Crown Vic Police Interceptor in 2011. Up until this point, its only potential successors were the Chevy Caprice PPV and my personal favorite, the Dodge Charger Interceptor. While the latter is more than well equipped to replace the aging Crown Vic in the aesthetics department, some LEOs have complained about its reliability (hey, it’s a Chrysler) but sincerely doubt the Caprice would fare much better. Fortunately, those fears should be quelled as Ford announced today that they will be introducing an official replacement upon the Crown Vic’s immediately following its retirement in 2011.

“We have heard the repeated requests from the law enforcement community to continue uninterrupted support of the law enforcement community,” explained Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Ford is answering the call with the new Police Interceptor – engineered and built in America.” Aside from the formal announcement, details regarding Jake’s new ride are extremely scarce and Ford would only confirm that the new vehicle will drop in the first quarter of 2010. Based purely on the extremely aggressive performance quotient currently unmatched by the Charger PI, however, I have my money optimistically placed on a rebadged Taurus SHO.

Source: Ford

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9 Responses

  1. a says:

    “As every enthusiast who has ever looked on in amazement as an officer in a Crown Vic executed a flawless u-turn across what appeared to be a solid concrete median (I’m look at you Cherry Hill PD) without sustaining major damage is undoubtedly aware”

    um, videos?

  2. Dustin May says:

    I’ve been hearing it’ll be based on the Taurus platform with the 3.5L Ecoboost engine and, possibly, AWD.

    Basically and AWD Taurus SHO. Hell yeah! I can’t wait for these to start showing up on the auction block!

  3. I have been a police officer for 13 years and I love the Ford Crown Victoria. Why change it. If it’s not broken dont fix it. The Crown Victoria is big, comfortable, and a great police car. I’m disappointed on the replacement.

  4. Bob says:

    I was very upset with the choice made by Ford. I have fought to keep the GM line from our fleet and Ford has just opened the door to the competitors(Dodge).

  5. Danny Baker says:

    HEY, Im with the Police Officer of 13 years! The Crown Vic is a F150 with a car body on it and I doubt any unibody car can take it’s place as far as being tough enough. They should just upgrade the Crown Vic and call it the Crown Interceptor. Give it a Roush engine or a Shelby engine.

  6. Nebula7 says:

    I’m also with the officer of 13yrs I own a crown vic and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that car who cares if the aesthetics are out of date?

  7. Stephen says:

    As the owner of a 1989 Crown Vic you can’t beat this car it’s been in my family since it was new and I am still driving it. Ford is about to make a big mistake.

  8. chris k says:

    im not a cop but i love my p71. i have drove all types of cars and trucks including v12 benz,but nothing compares to the respect you get in the vic.

  9. HOWIE says:

    I had 4 Crown Vic in the past 12 years and I love them. The CV provides great comfort and room, they are so heavy duty that runs up to 300K mmiles.There are no such cars that can be better than that.Just ask the NY city cab drivers how these cars are and you will love it.