Dec. 30, 2012
-- Located just across the border from Chicago in Burns Harbor, Lake Shore Ford (http://www.lakeshoreford.com/)
frequently serves drivers from Chicagoland, providing them with the latest 2013 models as well as used cars and service. It is this connection to the Windy City that makes them proud to announce that the first batch of new police vehicles from Ford have arrived at the Chicago Police Department.
Approximately fifty new Ford Interceptors have been added to the fleet used by officers to help prevent crime and keep the citizens of Chicago safe. This group is just the first part of an order totaling $15 million that includes 500 SUVs and sedans. Ford's Interceptors are each equipped with state-of-the-
art performance and safety features such as electronic stability control and all-wheel-drive in addition to being set up especially for use by law enforcement.
Some features found in the new Interceptors that are unavailable on personal Ford vehicles include the trunk-mounted gun vault and bulletproof front doors. Promoted as a “little tank on wheels” by Lisa Teed, Ford Motor Company's marketing manager, the vehicle was first demonstrated in October at US Cellular Field.
The vehicles, consisting of both marked and unmarked cars, were produced in the Ford plant on the city's south side, so they did not have far to travel before being put to use. Over ten percent of the 2,000 jobs Ford announced in 2011 are directly related to this production order.
In addition to the orders produced for the Chicago Police Department, approximately 800 vehicles will be shipped over the border to Canadian law enforcement agencies. The Interceptor is built to replace the famous Crown Victoria, which has been used by law enforcement agencies for decades.
Lake Shore Ford is committed to keeping local communities informed of the latest Ford news in addition to providing the area with a wide variety of vehicles, from brand new Ford cars, trucks, and SUVs (http://www.lakeshoreford.com/new-inventory
) to gently used autos of all makes and models. Area car buyers are encouraged to contact them online or stop by their showroom to learn more about the new Interceptors or to schedule a test drive of a new Ford model. Their dealership can be found at 244 Melton Road in Burns Harbor, IN.