Thursday , April 15 2021

An alternative to Carabineros? Ford presents the new Explorer interceptor

For several years, Carabiner applied the policy of renewing radio-patrol vehicles implemented by the factory for police work. More specifically, in the first half of 2016, the uniform police launched Dodge Charger units, later joined by the FCA's Durango patrols in the United States. It was a jump in quality as the cars debuted with reinforcement, GPS, night vision camera and a host of other elements such as patent recognition.

Now a new actor appears at least as an alternative to the future, because Ford has premiered in North America, the Explorer Interceptor of the Explorer. The oval brand radio comes standard with a 3.3-liter hybrid powertrain engine that provides the power of both axles. There is also the option driven by a 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine and a 3,300 cc V3 in a non-hybrid version, all 4×4 and connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Higher economy

Ford says the hybrid version can reduce the annual cost of police work to a figure ranging between $ 3,500 and $ 5,700 a year, a figure in the national currency ranging from $ 2.4 to $ 3.9 million.


In addition to improving its efficiency as compared to its predecessor, which fitted a 3.7-liter engine, the new Police Explorer is faster: it reaches 100 km / h in 4.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 220 km / h. EcoBoost takes almost six seconds in sprint and can reach up to 241 km / h.


Ford explains that hybrid Explorer batteries do not affect the load or passenger comfort.

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