New Ford Police Interceptor Headed to Chicago Auto Show

Most new cars that debut at auto shows are vehicles you immediately want to sit in and take out for a drive. However, Ford brought something to the Chicago Auto Show, which could cause you to run away rather than climb inside—it’s a new Ford Police Interceptor.

This is an updated version of the popular Explorer-based police vehicle. It’s powered by a 3.7-liter V6 that produces 304 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque (although an optional 365-hp EcoBoost V6 is also available). The police vehicle also comes with standard all-wheel drive, and improved handling thanks to an eFord Police Interceptornhanced underbody structure.

With the introduction of the Explorer-based Interceptor, Ford has reclaimed a lot of its police business, which lagged after the Crown Victoria went out of production. Law enforcement agencies appreciate the space and capabilities offered by a larger SUV, but still have the option of a Taurus-based sedan if they want.

Ford has introduced a lot of new technology specifically for its law enforcement clientele, including something called Surveillance Mode, which uses the car’s backup camera to detect when someone is approaching the vehicle from the rear, and then locks all the doors and flashes the lights to keep officers safe.

Look out for these vehicles in your rearview mirror later this year!

Ford Unveils 2016 Ford Explorer Configurator

Ford ExplorerFor those of you that are waiting to get your hands on the 2016 Ford Explorer, you still have a bit longer to wait. In the meantime, though, you can keep your hands busy by creating your dream Explorer with the new 2016 Ford Explorer configurator, which Ford introduced just last week. For the starting price of $30,700, you can receive the base model and then fix it up with any accessories you please.

The 2016 Explorer lineup includes the base Explorer, the XLT, which has increased $400 to $33,400, the Limited, which is sold for $41,300, and the Sport model, for the price of $43,300. Ford’s newest Explorer model also offers the new Platinum model, which starts at $52,600. Depending on the accessories you choose to add to each level, prices can change. The Limited’s price jump is due mostly to the voice-activated navigation system, which comes as a standard feature this year. Last year, it was part of a $2,600 option package. A 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is also available on the Limited trim.

The number of features you can add to your Explorer are endless, so make sure you check out the 2016 Ford Explorer configurator today and contact Packey Webb Ford for any questions you have about the all-new SUV.