The new Ford Police Responder Hybrid and the F-150 Police Responder are now pursuit-rated. After completing extensive 32-lap police vehicle testing at the Grattan Raceway in Michigan both vehicles are the first hybrid sedan and full-size pickup truck vehicles certified for law enforcement use.
New vehicle pursuit ratings are first determined by the manufacturer and then substantiated by a third party. Michigan State Police testing was conducted for both vehicles to test overall durability including powertrain, suspension, brake and tire systems.
Acceleration testing proved that the Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan was faster and twice as fuel efficient as the classic Ford Crown Victoria police responder. The new Ford F-150 Responder also offers top rated pursuit speed as well as off-road capability.
“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.”
With a demand for a variety of pursuit-rated vehicles for on and off-road patrolling, law enforcement agencies welcome these two new Fords into their fleets.
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