2011 Ford Explorer might be offered as pursuit-rated SUV to police forces Rpmgo.com

Ford knows there’s good money to be made from offering police vehicles to departments across the USA as it has a 70% stake in this segment thanks to the tried and true Crown Victoria.

But the old model will soon be replaced with a new Taurus-based Police Interceptor, as we saw a few months ago. At that time, the Blue Oval also hinted that another model would also be made available to police fleets across the USA.

Many voices hinted to the Flex crossover, but it now seems that the utility-focused model will be none other than the upcoming 2011 Explorer SUV.

The new, full-pledged police SUV, will be made available around the end of 2011, but a concrete release hasn’t been scheduled. The Detroit News also hints that this larger model will get all-wheel drive and be pursuit-rated, in order to one-up the GM’s current police SUV offer, the Chevrolet Tahoe, which features just two-wheel drive in its pursuit-rated version.

Either way, it seems Ford is keen to continue serving the police forces of America. Do you think the Taurus Interceptor and the Explorer SUV will make for great law enforcement vehicles? Share your thoughts below.

Source: Detroit News

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