Ford is Giving Its Police Interceptor SUV a 'Stealth Appearance'

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Ford is making its Police Interceptor SUV more inconspicuous.

The American automaker has announced a new, factory-installed front interior visor light bar that gives a stealth appearance to police agency patrol vehicles. The goal is to make it more difficult to recognize the profile of the Police Interceptor SUV. According to Ford, another advantage of the new interior visor light is that the dark shade band at the top of the windshield is replaced by clear glass when the light is ordered, resulting in superior color visibility and brightness.

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The visor light features bright-white “take down” and “scene” capabilities for excellent forward visibility and is set up to meet California Title 13 regulations. The light comes with a limited warranty and when activated, flashes bright while alternating red and blue bars through the top of the windshield. It can also be programmed for red/red or blue/blue operation. The interior visor light is now available for order on the 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility.

“Today, agencies typically use aftermarket interior visor light bars that are somewhat bulky and can obstruct the field of vision – especially for taller officers,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police marketing manager for North American fleet, lease and remarketing operations. “This extremely low-profile unit is fully integrated where the headliner and top of the windshield meet, for tremendously improved driver visibility versus aftermarket alternatives.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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