Ford will be launching a new ‘no profile’ SUV featuring interior emergency lights.
“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.”
As quoted by Ford the front interior visor light bar and built in grille lights are superior to older models for the following reasons:
- Ford now offers a super-low-profile visor light bar that mounts inside the Police Interceptor Utility to enable a stealth appearance
- New interior visor light bar is fully integrated at the top of the windshield, allowing for maximum driver visibility
- Covert feature eliminates the need for a visible roof-mounted light bar
USA Today reports that the vehicles will also have rear emergency lights that are better hidden as well fitted into the spoiler so that unmarked police cruisers will be even harder to spot.
Stephen Tyler also stated. “Our fully programmable rear-spoiler traffic warning lights are integrated into the spoiler.”
These new features “could give a Ford another edge in the race for dominance in sales to police departments” USA Today says.