The Fastest Pursuit Vehicle On The Market
Introducing the 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility
Ford has announced the all-new 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility and it is one of the most impressive machines Defender Supply has ever had a chance to upfit! Not only is the 2020 Ford Utility the fastest police vehicle on the market when equipped with the 3.0L EcoBoost® engine, but hybrid version holds the title of the first-ever pursuit-rated hybrid utility. Whether your department is looking for raw speed or fuel efficiency, the 2020 Ford Interceptor Utility is a great addition to your department’s fleet.
Hybrids for Police Departments?
Hybrids bring to mind slow, bulky cars and higher price tags but the new Utility Interceptor shows just how a performance vehicle can benefit from a hybrid system. This no-nonsense utility vehicle is equipped with full-time Intelligent AWD, an all-new 10-speed transmission, and a state-of-the-art 3.3L V6 Hybrid engine. But don’t let the “hybrid” frighten you, the Ford Interceptor Utility puts out 318 combined system horsepower and 322 foot-pounds of torque. With a top speed of 136 mph, this hybrid won’t have any issues pursuing and overtaking other vehicles on the road.
In fact, in tests by the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Hybrid beat out the competition in 0-100 acceleration, fastest lap time, and top speed.
More than just speed, torque, and acceleration, the 2020 Hybrid Interceptor Utility offers departments something even more important: cost savings. The Hybrid engine system allows for an EPA-estimated combined fuel efficiency rating of 24 miles per gallon. Ford estimates a department could save over $3,500 per vehicle per year in fuel savings alone when choosing the Hybrid. (See brochure for details.)
Fastest Utility Interceptor with 3.0L EcoBoost
If a hybrid engine isn’t what your department is looking for, Ford offers two other engine options in the 2020 Ford Police Interceptor Utility: a 3.3L V6 Non-Hybrid Gas engine and the 3.0L EcoBoost V6.
The 3.3L Non-Hybrid engine offers similar performance as the hybrid engine: 285 hp, 260 lb-ft at 4000 rpm, and 7.6″ ground clearance. The non-hybrid engine options offers a slight discount on MSRP compared to the standard hybrid system.
Alternatively, you can upgrade your Police Interceptor Utility with the 3.0L EcoBoost V6. With Ford’s famed EcoBoost engine, the Interceptor Utility achieves 400 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 415 foot-pounds of torque at 3,000 rpm. In this configuration, the 2020 Ford Police Utility Interceptor is the fastest pursuit vehicle available. With a top speed of 150 mph, the 3.0L EcoBoost-equipped Police Interceptor has set records for the fastest 0-60 acceleration, fastest 0-100 acceleration, fastest lap time, highest average lap speed, and highest top speed versus the competition. In fact, the new 3.0L version has outdone the older 3.5L EcoBoost used in earlier models.
If you’re looking for the fastest police car available, as your Defender Supply sales rep to upgrade your 2020 Ford Defender Police Interceptor Utility with the 3.0L EcoBoost engine!
Features of the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility
NextGen Technology for the Modern Officer
All models of the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility come equipped standard with some of the most state-of-the-art equipment available, even before upfitting.
The Interceptor Utility comes standard with over $2,000 work of additional features. Each vehicle comes with a factory-installed modem and 2-years of Ford Telematics™ system that improves officer safety and fleet performance with data-driven informatics. Bluetooth compatibility is standard in all models, allowing your officers to stay connected while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
The 2020 Interceptor Utility comes standards with these enhancements:
- Improved traction control for deep sand, dirt, and snow traction with an easy-to-access button on control panel.
- A Class III trailer tow receiver up the trailer-towing capacity to a max 5,000 lbs.
- Low and High LED headlamps with wig-wag and automatic on/off capabilities straight from the manufacturer.
The Ford Interceptor Utility also features a suite of optional technology that can be factory-installed:
- Police Perimeter Alert: an upgraded version of Surveillance Mode that monitors movement 270 degrees around the vehicle and instantly analyzes the motion to assess the threat. In-cabin monitor shows motion trail and threat level while a chime sounds, windows roll up, and doors lock to keep your officers safe.
- On-Demand Rear Camera Activation allows your officers to see behind them at any time at any speed for as long as they need.
- Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection allows for quicker braking and safer operation. This system features Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking in case of sudden stops or hazard, but also includes a unique disable switch available only to Law Enforcement models.
- Blind Spot Information System and Cross-Traffic Alert
- Class III Trailer Tow Light Package for maximum visibility
The Interceptor Utility is rear-impact crash rated up to 75-mph, far beyond the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or 50 mph. Utilizing a ultra-high-strength boron steel frame, the innovative SPACE (Side Protection And Cabin Enhancement) Architecture, and deflective anti-stab steel plate, the Interceptor utility will keep your officers safe.
Ford’s Interceptor Utility also features the AdvanceTrac safety system with RSC (Roll Stability Control) too keep the tires on the road. Ford’s Personal Safety System keeps the driver and front passenger safet with dual-stage front, front-seat side, front-passenger knee, and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor and SOS Post-Crash Alert System.
Agencies also have an opportunity to equip the Interceptor Utility with Level III+ or Level IV+ ballistic door panels direct from the factory.
The new Interceptor Utility is even more spacious than the previous model with 170 cubic feet of interior volume. That’s a full 3.5 cu. ft. more space than the current Police Interceptor Utility model. Passenger volume remains spacious at 118 cu. ft. and a rear cargo volume behind the 2nd row of 52 cu. ft.
Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control (DEATC) optimizes comfort for driver and passenger. The heavy-duty cloth driver’s seat features a 6-way powered directional and manual lumbar adjustment for optimal driving comfort, even when fully equipped. The steering column features tilting and telescoping adjustment and the wheel has four customizable switches for hands-free operation of equipment or car features.
Save money with a pursuit vehicle that requires less labor to install critical equipment. As already noted, low-/high-LED headlamps with wig-wag capability and pre-drilled strobe holes come standard, as do 4 user-configurable switches on the steering wheel. The 11″ area between the driver and passenger allows for easy installation of equipment. The Universal equipment top tray and front console mounting plate can accommodate computers, radios, and other equipment with ease. The Interceptor Utility also comes standards with a dash pass through for upfit wiring, 12v powerpoint, 220-amp DC/DC converter, two 50-amp battery ground circuits, and a 80-amp-hour battery (with an available 92-amp-hr upgrade) make it ready and able to take nearly any equipment your officers need in their patrol and pursuit vehicle.