Adieu, Crown Vic, we hardly knew ye. Fewer of those familiar headlights will pull Eugeaneans over in coming years; EPD will now purchase Ford Interceptor SUVs. Check out the Interceptors along with three others that the cops considered Tuesday, Aug. 6, at EPD headquarters.
More info from EPD’s press release:
Eugene Police Department Unveils New SUV Patrol Sedans SUMMARY: As a result of Ford no longer manufacturing the Crown Victoria sedan, EPD has spent two years testing patrol vehicles currently on the market. We will now display each of the four tested vehicles to the media and show the differences between each vehicle. What: Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Caprice, Ford Interceptor Sedan, and the Ford SUV. When: TUESDAY, August 6, at 10:00 a.m. Where: Eugene Police Department Public Parking Lot 300 Country Club Road, Eugene, OR 97401 Who: Sergeant Angie San Miguel will present the vehicles, and patrol officers will be on-hand to explain and demonstrate the differences and allow media to ride in the vehicles. After two years of testing and research, Eugene Police Department will be purchasing new fuel-efficient patrol cars that are expected to save 35 percent on fuel compared to the older Crown Victoria models that are being discontinued by the manufacturer. The new model, the Ford Interceptor SUV, was tested along with five other vehicle models and scored highest on operational and fuel efficiency.###