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Following the updates done on the 2016 Explorer, Ford has also given the police version - the Police Interceptor Utility - a similar treatment. The result will debut at the Chicago Auto Show later this week.

Starting on the exterior, the Interceptor Utility gets a revised front end with a new grille and headlights. Inside a new instrument cluster and a enhanced electrical system that can better deal with the electrical loads police cars use. There's also a new liftgate release switch which opens the rear hatch for 45 seconds to allow officers to get equipment out before locking back up.

Power comes from either a 3.7L V6 with 304 horsepower and 279 pound-feet of torque or a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come paired with all-wheel drive. The six-speed automatic transmission features a pursuit mode which allows for more aggressive up and downshifts. The mode kicks in when the vehicle detects a change in the driver's behavior via brake line pressure, deceleration, and lateral acceleration rates.

"From the heavy-duty suspension and powertrain offerings, to the unique steering and transmission calibrations, Ford Police Interceptor Utility is built to provide any law enforcement agency a vehicle ready to meet extremely demanding needs," said Arie Groeneveld, chief engineer for the new Police Interceptor Utility.

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Interesting they should put these things in normal versions especially the electrical system.

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Interesting they should put these things in normal versions especially the electrical system.

 

It's an expense that the general public doesn't need.  Plugging in 2 ipads in the back doesn't put that big a load on the electrical system.

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Interesting they should put these things in normal versions especially the electrical system.

 

It's an expense that the general public doesn't need.  Plugging in 2 ipads in the back doesn't put that big a load on the electrical system.

 

But when you add stereo stuff and other things like if you add an alarm or remote start due to the auto not having it, I have found in the past that if not done right by a person with attention to details it can come back and bite you in the arse! :P

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Interesting they should put these things in normal versions especially the electrical system.

 

It's an expense that the general public doesn't need.  Plugging in 2 ipads in the back doesn't put that big a load on the electrical system.

 

But when you add stereo stuff and other things like if you add an alarm or remote start due to the auto not having it, I have found in the past that if not done right by a person with attention to details it can come back and bite you in the arse! :P

 

 

that is a question of installer competence, not electrical system capability 

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Interesting they should put these things in normal versions especially the electrical system.

 

It's an expense that the general public doesn't need.  Plugging in 2 ipads in the back doesn't put that big a load on the electrical system.

 

But when you add stereo stuff and other things like if you add an alarm or remote start due to the auto not having it, I have found in the past that if not done right by a person with attention to details it can come back and bite you in the arse! :P

 

 

that is a question of installer competence, not electrical system capability 

 

We'll I did find one place that I wished I had a beefier electrical system. On my 94 GMC Suburban. I had purchased new current headlights for them and they caused the wire harness to burn out. So had to buy a new wire harness for the engine bay that could support the head lights.

 

Other than that, you are correct installation competence is an important part in success with 3rd party products being added. It is amazing the quality of wire used for beefy stereo systems too.

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Now this is indeed very interesting! The SUV is very sleek and stylish on the outside and a monster on the inside! I cant wait to see that pursuit mode kick in when someone tries to elude the cops in a chase. I think this SUV will do very good and definitely help out some of our law enforcement agencies.

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Now this is indeed very interesting! The SUV is very sleek and stylish on the outside and a monster on the inside! I cant wait to see that pursuit mode kick in when someone tries to elude the cops in a chase. I think this SUV will do very good and definitely help out some of our law enforcement agencies.

 

The natural evolution of the Crown Vic. 

 

Fast, agile, AWD, and plenty of room.

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