Ahead of its official reveal later today, Ford has released several images of the Taurus-based Police Interceptor. Ford will offer a Taurus cruiser to take over for the Crown Vic, which is set to finally be eliminated for the Ford fleet in September of 2011.
Ford still hasn’t released any info on the new car, but we’re excited about the potential of an SHO version, using Ford’s powerful and efficient EcoBoost twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6. Interestingly, unlike the Crown Vic and pretty much most police cruisers, the Taurus isn’t rear-wheel drive. Standard Taurus models are front-drive, while the SHO comes exclusively in AWD.
This new Taurus Interceptor is just the latest domestic model to join the competition for police fleet sales, with Dodge’s Charger Interceptor and Chevy recently announcing an all-new cruiser, based on the Australian Zeta rear-drive platform.