Considering it’s built in Chicago, it makes perfect sense that Ford would reveal the latest Interceptor Utility at the Chicago Auto Show. A nice gesture, making it convenient for the very people that construct the vehicle to see it presented in all of its glory.
Based on the Explorer model, the Ford Interceptor Utility is built to chase down bad guys. As the Chicago Tribune reports, the SUV designed specifically for law enforcement comes “standard with a 3.7-liter V-6 that makes 304 horsepower and 279 pound-feet of torque, or an available 3.5-liter EcoBoost (with direct injection and turbocharging) V-6 that makes 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.”
One thing you may not realize about police vehicles is that they are running pretty much all day, every day. And so therefore the Interceptor is fitted with a more heavy-duty cooling system. The rear suspension is also stiffer, allowing the SUV to handle harsher terrain at high speeds.
And yes, just as you’d expect, the Ford Interceptor Utility is bulletproof (or, at least it can be ordered that way), “A ballistics panel installed within the door skins acts as a bulletproof shield.”