: Ford Planning "Seamless" Crown Vic replacement.

11-15-09, 03:59 AM

Ford is going to announce the specs early next year...

* New police car to replace Crown Victoria lineup in 2011
* No interruption in production expected during transition
* Ford to disclose vehicle specifications in Q1 2010
DETROIT, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N (http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/overview?symbol=F.N)) plans to develop an all-new police interceptor car to replace the Crown Victoria law enforcement vehicle lineup in 2011, the automaker said on Friday.
Ford, the No. 2 U.S.-based automaker behind General Motors Co [GM.UL] in terms of overall sales, sells 45,000 police vehicles each year in the United States, or about 75 percent of the total. It will end production of the Crown Victoria in late 2011.
The automaker expects no interruptions of production as the replacement for the Crown Victoria is brought on in 2011, it said. Ford plans to unveil the new model and specifications in the first quarter of 2010.