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Ford Ending Production of Police Interceptor Sedan

April 27, 2018  | 

The Ford Police Interceptor sedan is based on the Taurus and will end production next year. (Photo: Ford)
The Ford Police Interceptor sedan is based on the Taurus and will end production next year. (Photo: Ford)

Ford Motor Co. plans to phase out most of its sedans by 2020 in favor of a North American portfolio comprised of 90% trucks, utilities, and commercial vehicles, the automaker announced yesterday. The move will result in the discontinuation of Ford's Police Interceptor sedan, which is based on the Taurus, and possibly the Police Responder Hybrid sedan, which is based on the Fusion Hybrid.

The 2019 model year will be the final model for the Taurus and the P.I. sedan. Ford will continue to sell the Fusion and its hybrid police sedans for "a still-to-be-determined period of time," said Steve Tyler, Ford's police brand marketing manager.

In 2017, Ford sold about 43,000 police vehicles of which about 80% were Police Interceptor Utility vehicle, which is based on the Explorer.

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Jon Retired LEO @ 4/27/2018 7:41 PM

I have been out of the active part of it since the latter part of 2011 but I can imagine that these small sedans just don't have the room for essential equipment that the officers carry today. Not to mention a small back seat with a cage.

SRW @ 4/30/2018 3:18 PM

When given a chance, I always preferred a SUV, most importantly because I'm a big guy. A career of getting in/out of Fury's, Impalas and Crown Vics took it's toll on my knees and back. Near end of my career, the PD switched over to SUV's. They are a lot easier to get in and out of dozens of times a day, plus they do hold more stuff. I also found they are also a lot easier to get long guns in and out of the front seat area.

Alfonso Tobias @ 4/30/2018 8:26 PM

At my last job I drove one of those Taurus PIs and it was a tight fit for me. Mine was a slick top, with no cage and it was still tight in the hips because of the console. I’m using a Dodge Charger now and it’s easier to get in and out of. Plenty of room in the hips, even with a cage and console.

I will say this. The Taurus PI being all wheel drive had some take off speed to it. Good acceleration and handling. Just too tight of a fit for me.

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