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100,000 Ford Police Interceptors Produced Since 2012

All across the country, law enforcement agencies are finding that the Ford Police Interceptors are the ideal vehicles for keeping the peace and fighting crime. Soon, there will be over 100,000 Ford Police Interceptors in service as Interceptor No. 100,000 just rolled off the assembly line and is headed to the Chicago Police.

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In just three years, the Interceptor has become America’s best-selling line of law enforcement vehicles, putting Ford back at the top of the crime fighting world. Last year, Ford claimed a 55% share in the law enforcement market and is the leader in 40 states.

Ford offers two varieties of the Interceptor, a sedan based on the full-size Taurus, and a utility vehicle based on the Explorer.

The Police Interceptor vehicles offer a wide range of features that law enforcement agencies love. These include the award-winning Surveillance Mode, which automatically secures the vehicle and alerts the officer if anyone is approaching the vehicle from the rear. The Interceptors also offer power matched with efficiency with the Ford EcoBoost engines.

Here at Nick Nicholas Ford, we are proud to see Ford continue its long history of serving law enforcement agencies so they can better protect us.

F-Series, Explorer, Mustang Boost February Ford Sales

It may come as no surprise that the Ford F-series led the way for February Ford sales, as it is the best-selling vehicle in the country. In total, Ford sold 180,383 vehicles in February and the F-series recorded a 7 percent increase compared to January.

Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president of U.S. Marketing Sales and Service, said, “The all-new F-150 continues to be the hottest vehicle on dealer lots, turning more than four times faster than the industry’s overall full-size pickup segment.”

February Ford Sales

In addition to the F-Series, the Ford Explorer, Mustang and Transit all posted positive February increases as well. The Transit accounted for a 30 percent increase, marking Ford’s best February van sales since 2007.

The Mustang enjoyed a 32 percent increase, as did the Ford Explorer. The increase marked the Mustang’s top February sales since 2007 and designated it as the best-selling sports car in America! It was also the Explorer’s best February since 2006.

It’s no hidden secret that America is loving the new Ford lineup! To check out the Ford F-Series, Mustang, or Explorer, stop by Nick Nicholas Ford today!

Updated Ford Police Interceptor Unveiled at Chicago Auto Show

The Ford Motor Company, that most Americana of American automakers, already has a stranglehold on the market for the nation’s law enforcement vehicles. The Ford Police Interceptor is already the best-selling law enforcement vehicle in the country, and a newly revealed updated version proves it has gotten even better for a new generation. The 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility was actually built with input from Ford’s own Police Advisory Board to make sure it was exactly the vehicle police want and need.

Ford Police Interceptor

The new Interceptor is the only Pursuit Rated vehicle in its segment, it’s got standard all-wheel drive, and will be produced at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant. “Our Police Interceptor Utility is the best-selling police vehicle in America because we have a unique relationship with our customers,” said Jonathan Honeycutt, Ford North American marketing manager for Police Vehicles. “By listening to the Ford Police Advisory Board, we have engineered a vehicle that officers love.”

The Ford Police Interceptor can also be driven in Surveillance Mode. Of course, you can roar out of Stealth Mode into Pursuit mode thanks to the standard 304 horsepower and 279 lb-ft. of torque from the 3.7-liter engine. You might not be able to drive a Police Interceptor yourself, but you can check out the other vehicles in our lineup, like the Explorer and Taurus which are also built at the Chicago Assembly Plant, here at Nick Nicholas Ford today.

The West is the Best for the Ford Explorer Debut

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Los Angeles seems a fitting place for Ford to premiere the next generation of its crossover SUV the Explorer. So close to the desert, the mountains, and the beach, the city seems like it would be best traversed by a capable crossover like the Explorer. The Ford Explorer debut will take place at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which is open to the public from November 21st through November 30th.

The world loves SUVs. The Detroit Free Press tells us that “Global demand for SUVs is up 88% since 2008.” We are also informed that not only was Ford responsible for 23% of global sales in 2013, but it’s expected to grow to 29% by the year 2020. The 2016 Ford Explorer will undoubtedly contribute to that growth.

While details are scant, the new Explorer will continue to feature the car-based crossover design that was first used when the current generation of Explorer arrived in 2011. It will also get a brand new look and certainly be decked out with all of Ford’s cutting-edge tech features. Those of us here at Nick Nicolas Ford can’t wait to get a peek!