The new Ford Police Interceptor is a cop-approved workhorse

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Ford unveiled the 2016 Police Interceptor utility vehicle, the latest model of the U.S.’s ” top-selling law enforcement” car, at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday.

The vehicle has a 3.7-liter V6 engine — 304 horsepower and 279 pound-feet of torque — as well as some new high-tech sensors, sturdy bullet-resistant glass and Ford’s Sync connected car technology. There is also a slightly fancier option with an EcoBoost engine that permits 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, according to Ford

The all-wheel-drive vehicle was developed with the input Ford’s Police Advisory Board, which is a rotating panel of 25 experts from law-enforcement agencies around the country. It is all about making a vehicle that officers will love. And love it they do: The Police Interceptor was introduced in 2012, and it commands 55% of the police vehicle market, according to the car company. Read more…

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