May 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm #2969
I would like to know how many PPV models Ford has? I know they have the Taurus and the Explorer. Sometimes the Mustang, F150, but the Escapes also?May 26, 2012 at 10:54 am #3000
Just the Taurus and Explorer. The others you mentioned are modified by aftermarket shops or actual police departments for official police use. Ford did something interesting with its police cars by renaming them to “Police Sedan” and “Police Utility” — so the Taurus and Explorer for the cops don’t use the official names of consumer vehicles any more. Kind-a-cool.May 26, 2012 at 10:59 pm #3001
I don’t know it’s just kind of weird that the other day I would see Escape PPVs. But then again I don’t see a lot of the police sedan and utility. I have seen alot of F150 PPV, Expedition, and then rarely mustangs and Escapes PPV. So it makes me wonder should Chevy have a Equinox PPV.May 26, 2012 at 10:59 pm #3002
Just a head up, I have seen a Camaro PPV around my area.December 16, 2013 at 9:03 am #5030
I work on the Police program.
The Interceptor Utility and Sedan are the only Pursuit rated police vehicle offered. The PPV your referring to is a GM term as they call their Tahoe the PPV (Police Pursuit Vehicle)
Ford offers a second tier of public safety vehicles called SSV (Special Service Vehicle)
These are not marketed as Pursuit Ready, just a little better suited for heavy duty use. The F150 has an SSV version, along with Escape and Expedition.
You get heavy duty cooling, rubber flooring, dark cloth interior, bucket seats, 200 amp alternator, steel wheels, and some other content deleted.
What you likely saw is many Agencies get vehicles donated or seized as proceeds of crime so they do an “In House” conversion to a Police vehicle.
The way you tell a true Interceptor Sedan or Utility from its retail counterpart is by the shifter, only the pursuit versions have the column shifter.
As of 2014 both Dodge and Ford are racing to see who can come out with a Pursuit Rated pick up first.December 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm #5051
@Reality Checker Well-said.
Although they don’t win in all areas, Ford’s pursuit-rated vehicles have been well-received:
And the Special Service Police Sedan (ahem, 2.0L EcoBoost Taurus) can call itself the most fuel-efficient police vehicle in the US of A:
I’d also like to add that in GM’s case, PPV could also stand for “Police Patrol Vehicle”, or “Police Package Vehicle”.
And my money is on Ford delivering a pursuit-rated truck first.December 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm #5250
I have seen the Raptors here in NM as the border patrol and it was the 4 door raptor… thought that was a first and awesome as well… but does that mean the Raptor is a SSV?December 24, 2013 at 10:30 pm #5252
As far as I know, the only truck offered as an official SSV from Ford is the Expedition. The Raptor you saw was likely an in-house or a 3rd-party conversion. Must have looked pretty bad-ass, I’m sure.December 25, 2013 at 10:14 am #5263
It is for sure!! Even though it’s in the color of green and white a long with the Tahoe border patrol editionDecember 26, 2013 at 5:22 am #5284
The USBP bought a huge amount of the Raptor pickups for their southern Border Patrol areas. My understanding is that this order was around 1000 units. Ford made a special run of Raptors for the USBP essentially creating a “One of” Raptor SSV.
USBP spec’d out what they wanted and Ford built them as requested, this is done for large orders.
Your right its an SSV, obviously the Raptor isn’t pursuit rated but it was never intended to be.
Florida Fish and Wildlife is another large customer that received a special SSV build for the Raptor.
Ford is set to start production on the Interceptor Utility EcoBoost in the next few months, this unit will be a very hot item for Law Enforcement. Highway Patrol Agency’s like Nevada Highway Patrol will be purchasing lots of these units.December 26, 2013 at 1:22 pm #5298
Wait so Ford is adding ecoboost 4 onto the interceptors?December 26, 2013 at 2:05 pm #5304
@LOUDR Not quite. Ford is offering the 2.0 liter EcoBoost on a non-pursuit rated Police Sedan (aka Taurus), thereby making it the most fuel-efficient police vehicle in the country:
@Reality Checker Thanks for sharing that about the Raptors; it’s good insight!
Quick question: are the special-order Raptors considered official SSVs? The reason I ask is that no F-150s (or, by association, Raptors) are listed on Ford’s official fleet website in the police program section. I’m just curious about how they’re classified internally.December 27, 2013 at 8:15 am #5321
I’m just not really sure if putting ecoboost 4 on interceptors would make sense…………December 27, 2013 at 9:07 am #5322
Check out the link above. It’s a special service vehicle and is not pursuit-rated.December 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm #5356
@AlexLuft Ahh I see……
P.s. Kinda miss you posing blogs on gmauthority (no homo)…. And I have post a question on Lincoln section
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