Police Responder Vehicles Pass Testing!
Police Responder Vehicles
We know that Ford introduced two new Ford Police Responder vehicles earlier this year. Ford recently announced that the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder and the 2019 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan have passed testing by the Michigan State Police.
First to Offer
Ford is now the first automaker offering law enforcement departments a pursuit-rated hybrid police car and a full-size pickup truck. How awesome is that? Police agencies have long requested a wider variety of pursuit-rated vehicles and Ford has come to their rescue!
“Our new Fusion-based Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is quicker than our legendary V8-powered Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, while offering fuel efficiency that’s estimated to be double that,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager. “Plus, our new F-150 Police Responder offers police customers both on-road pursuit and off-road capability.”
According to a Ford press release, pursuit ratings are determined by the individual vehicle manufacturer. However, Ford uses a third party to authenticate its claims. Back in September, the Michigan State Police put these two new vehicles through a battery of tests. This testing included a 32-lap pursuit simulation at Grattan Raceway. Also tested were the suspension, the powertrain, overall vehicle durability as well as brake and tire durability.
With a way better projected EPA-estimated rating of 40 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 38 mpg combined, the new Police Responder Hybrid sedan is twice as efficient as the now iconic Crown Victoria. Now, police departments across the nation will be able to improve their efficiency. They can also increase their ability to effectively serve their communities. Beach Ford has to agree, this is some pretty awesome news.
Interested in learning more about what makes these vehicles so efficient? Do you want to know more about any other awesome Ford vehicle? Well, give Beach Ford a call today!