Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan unveiled

Ford has launched the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan. Based on the current Fusion Hybrid, it’s billed as the USA’s first pursuit-rated hybrid police car.

As well as having sufficient performance, that means the new arrival is certified to tackle various obstacles including 8” (20.3 cm) curb impacts. Furthermore, depths of 18” (45.7 cm) and 10” (25.4 cm) can be forded at 15 mph (24 km/h) and 40 mph (64 km/h) respectively.

Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan (2017) Front Side

The powertrain comprises an Atkinson-cycle 2.0 litre gasoline engine and an electric motor. With the latter drawing energy from a lithium-ion battery pack, pure-electric running is possible at speeds of up to 60 mph (96 km/h). By comparison, the civilian Fusion Hybrid is able to achieve 85 mph (136 km/h) in zero-emissions mode.

Heavy-duty suspension, front deflector plates and a recalibrated regenerative braking system all appear on the police-specific equipment list. Inside, the front seats feature anti-stab plates and slimmer bolsters to accommodate duty belts, while those in the rear are upholstered in easy-clean vinyl.

Deliveries to law enforcement agencies across North America are scheduled to begin in the summer.

Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan (2017) DashboardFord Police Responder Hybrid Sedan (2017) Rear Side

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