2018 Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan: Photo Gallery
Take a good look at that face, American urban drivers, as you'd better memorize what it looks like so you can spot it in your rearview mirror or lurking on highway on-ramps. Debuting at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, Ford's new Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is headed for urban law enforcement duty all over the country — but especially in dense city environments like New York and Los Angeles, where a combination of lower emissions and greatly improved fuel economy make police cars like this a hot commodity for city budgets.
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Certified by the Los Angeles Police Department and Michigan State Police as "pursuit-rated," having undergone their battery of stringent tests, the hybrid is set to join the Ford Police Interceptor Sedan (a Taurus) and Ford Police Interceptor Utility (an Explorer) in fleets very soon.
"Our mission to create safe and healthy communities in Los Angeles is achieved through sustainable approaches in community policing, and that includes embracing new technologies," said LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, in a statement. "Patrol vehicles are a police officer's office, and we expect them to not only be economically and environmentally efficient, but also an effective tool for fighting crime in major metropolitan areas."
The Police Responder Hybrid Sedan will first be publicly seen arresting the attention of the media ahead of the 2017 New York auto show this week. We'll have a crew reporting live from the show floor in New York, so check back often for our comprehensive coverage.