Ford Dominates Cop Car Market With New Interceptor Line

Kyle Campbell

Next time you see red, white and blue lights flashing in your rear-view mirror, odds are they'll be attached to a Ford.

Between sales of its Police Interceptor Sedan, which is based on the Taurus, and Utility, which is based on the Explorer, the Dearborn, Mich.-based manufacturer holds a 61 percent share of the police car market, with the Utility holding the top overall spot to date in 2015, according to data gathered by Polk/IHS Automotive.

However, Ford's Police Interceptor line was not always so well received. The company's sales dipped below 150,000 units after the Crown Victorias were retired in 2012. That year, Ford's sales accounted for less than 40 percent of the total market share.

Sarkar said the Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office tested the Interceptors after they came out in 2012 and were able to dispel various negative rumors that had been circulating about the new models. “Now, here we are three years later and we’re still gaining,” he added.

Source: 
New York Daily News