Ford Developing New Police Car to Replace Crown Vic

Ford Motor Co plans to develop an all-new police interceptor car to replace the Crown Victoria law enforcement vehicle lineup in 2011, the automaker said on Friday.

Ford, the No. 2 U.S.-based automaker behind General Motors Co in terms of overall sales, sells 45,000 police vehicles each year in the United States, or about 75 percent of the total. It will end production of the Crown Victoria in late 2011.

The automaker expects no interruptions of production as the replacement for the Crown Victoria is brought on in 2011, it said. Ford plans to unveil the new model and specifications in the first quarter of 2010.

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