Ford released photos and information for the new 2020 Explorer Police Interceptor Utility. This is the first official look into the new Explorer, while demonstrating the police variant’s features. The 2020 Police Interceptor Utility will have a standard 3.3-liter hybrid, all-wheel-drive powertrain. Engine options are the 3.0-liter EcoBoost and the 3.3-liter, non-hybrid V6. Both will come standard with AWD. It will have Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid version is EPA rated at 24 mpg. Top speeds will reach around 137 mph. The next-generation Ford Police Interceptor Utility will be the first-ever pursuit-rated hybrid police SUV.
The Ford Telematics will come standard for two years in each Police Interceptor Utility vehicle. The systems have a built-in Ford modem and subscription. It will report fuel savings, CO2 emissions, vehicle health plus other tools to help better utilize the features of the AWD hybrid. Police units have access to using voice commands on the standard hands-free Bluetooth system. The Police Perimeter Alert system has a 270-degree field of view to warn about any dangers approaching. The alert function turns on the rear camera, triggers a chime and closes opened windows and locks doors. The display cluster has motion detection and shows what the system monitors. For additional surveillance and safety, the rear camera is available on demand.
The 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility will be on display over the next several weeks at the auto shows.
Written by: Andee Oehm
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