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Chicago Police to Buy 200 Ford Hybrid Patrol SUVs Made in Chicago

“The 2020 Ford Police Interceptor is made in Chicago, by Chicagoans and for Chicago police officers,” said Jonathan Lewin, chief of technical services, Chicago Police Department. “This is just another example of Chicago living up to its reputation as the ‘city that works.’”

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Ford Police Interceptor Utility: Making Hybrid Standard Issue

The 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility hybrid provides improved power and performance, in addition to potentially significant fuel savings, due to reduced idle times and a 41% improvement in fuel economy, vs. the previous-generation 3.7L engine.

(Video) 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Walkaround

James Morgan, a Ford government sales manager, explains what sets the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor apart from the Ford Explorer, what's changed from previous models, and what's stayed the same.

Ford Says Some Equipment that Fits Previous Years of Police Utility Interceptor will Transfer to 2020 Model

In January, Ford hosted a measuring session for equipment manufacturers, and the company continues to have conversations with its Upfitter Advisory Board members.

Hybrids Ready for Patrol

Police vehicles with hybrid gas-electric engines will save law enforcement agencies money and cut emissions. More importantly, they can do the job.

Patrol Vehicles 2019

This year the Big 3 are offering new SUVs, new engines, and new features for law enforcement fleets.

Ford Adds Officer Safety Features to 2020 Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid

Factory-installed Police Perimeter Aler uses sensors to monitor an approximately 270-degree area around the vehicle. It detects nearby movement to alert officers of any suspicious activity. When such motion is detected, the system automatically turns on the rear camera, sounds a chime, rolls up the windows, and locks the doors.

Ford's 2020 Police Interceptor Utility Fastest Police Vehicle at Michigan Test

The 2020 EcoBoost-powered PIU was faster than V8-equipped sedans. The standard hybrid 2020 PIU also beat all competitive SUV entries, including V8-equipped models, with the fastest 0-100 mph, fastest lap and fastest average lap.

2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility with Hybrid Powertrain

Ford says that with its fuel savings and reduced cost of maintenance the 2020 PI Utility hybrid will pay back the additional cost of the hybrid powertrain in two years.

Ford Unveils Police Interceptor Utility Pursuit-Rated Hybrid

The all-new pursuit-rated Ford Police Interceptor Utility hybrid is designed to help make the lives of law enforcement officers easier with improved pursuit performance and standard all-wheel drive – and save agencies and taxpayers money.