For 2017, Ford has debuted a new interior “no profile” visor light bar, which replaces the traditional roof-mounted light bar (seen below), giving these cruisers a more discrete front and side profile.
Ford says the addition was not solely a matter of added stealth, but also added visibility. Interior light bars have become a popular upgrade amongst police agencies, but Ford says many aftermarket units tend to be somewhat bulky and obstruct a driver’s field of view. This new interior light bar is said to integrate cleanly where the headliner and windshield meet, providing a better field of view for today’s officers.
Of course, you probably won’t be mistaking these police utes for garden variety Ford Explorers any time soon—the 18-inch steel wheels, “Interceptor” badging, post-mounted spotlights, and blacked-out or police liveried appearance will continue.
All Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicles come fitted with all-wheel drive as standard, and the option of either a 3.7-liter V6 or twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.