Ford Motor Company has achieved another milestone in their side business of enabling the issuance of annoying traffic citations; just last Thursday, the automaker built its 100,000th Ford Police Interceptor vehicle. That count includes both the Taurus-based Ford Police Interceptor Sedan, and the Explorer-based Ford Police Interceptor Utility.
Since 2012, the Ford Police Interceptor vehicles have been built at the Troy Design & Manufacturing upfit facility, a 54,000 square-foot plant in Chicago, Illinois. The plant is capable of outfitting 600 to 1,200 vehicles per week with the latest in handy policing tech, not to mention various lighting options, wraps,etc. All-in-all, there are over 125 packages for law enforcement customers to choose from.
Ford Police Interceptor No. 100,000 is of the SUV variety, and will embark upon a career of serving and protecting in Chicago later in the year. But of course, you likely don’t have to go to such distances to see one in the flesh; the automaker boasts that the Ford Police Interceptor has 55 percent of the market share in the US, and even sells abroad.
So, the next time you’re speeding through a construction zone and see a set of flashing red and blue lights in your rearview, chances are pretty strong that they’ll be mounted atop a Ford Police Interceptor. Just try and limit your use of expletives.