Ford’s Police Interceptor utility vehicle has gained great traction with law enforcement agencies. The Detroit automaker reports that it accounts for half of its total police vehicle sales. Adding the 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine is surely going to maintain that trend, if not increase it outright.
The 350 lb.-ft. of torque-generating V-6 is new to the Interceptor but has been available in other Fords and its no surprise it was the preferred choice of Ford F-150 trucks buyers, with some 40 percent opting in.
The Interceptor’s standard 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V-6 engine, with 304 hp and 279 lb.-ft. of torque, has steadily replaced the less efficient V-8s. The Interceptor utility vehicle compliments the Interceptor sedan and serves as Ford’s two-vehicle strategy. The Sedan is available with three powertrain options – a 3.5-liter V-6 with front-wheel drive, 3.7-liter V-6 with all-wheel drive and the 3.5 V-6 with all-wheel drive.
“Our Police Advisory Board and customers across the country identified the EcoBoost engine as their No. 1 want in the Police Interceptor utility vehicle,” said Gerry Koss, Ford fleet marketing manager.
In a news release, Lt. Charlie Powell, commander of fleet operations for Nevada Highway Patrol, said Ford “has made a good vehicle even more impressive.”
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