Ford Taurus Cancellation- Police Replacement?

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Ford Taurus Cancellation- Police Replacement?

Postby Thefairburn » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:08 am

Hi all,

So I'm sure some of you have heard the news by now, that Ford is making all of it's sedans go bye-bye. This includes the Taurus- and its cloth seated, early 2000's optioned cousin, the Police Interceptor Sedan.

With that, what do you think (or know) departments that heavily use the Taurus will transition to? Obviously the RCMP would be the largest force using them, along with the MPs, and large municipal services like Toronto, all of which seem to love the sadism of stuffing fully geared Constables into the Taurus' questionably sized front cabin with the blind spots of a window-less Econoline van in droves.

So what's the next move? Will the RCMP be transitioning to an all Explorer/Tahoe/Suburban fleet, or perhaps will they give the car that pretty much all municipal departments out here in BC (atleast on Vancouver Island) have switched to, the Dodge Charger, a try? With the Caprice and Impala police packages by Chevy being done in, the Dodge will be the only real police package sedan going on the market in 2021 and beyond. And it has some pretty nice features to boot (as gimmicky as they may seem)- an integrated computer in the dash that can have your MDT loaded onto it, the officer-safety feature utilizing the park sensors and blind spot monitoring system to avoid them embarrassment of being snuck up on from behind by a citizen who wants to tell you about how his neighbor upset them in the Tim Hortons parking lot (or worse..), some nice upfitter goodies like pre-installed spotlights (no more drilling out A-pillars!) and pre-wiring for lights, among some other stuff.

Curious to hear some ideas of the (possibly sedan-less) future of police vehicles will be. Cheers!

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Re: Ford Taurus Cancellation- Police Replacement?

Postby redtalon » Sun May 31, 2020 4:15 pm

The RCMP in Alberta had already been migrating to SUVs even prior to Ford's discontinuing of the Taurus. Most members hate them anyways due to them being so cramped. They have been mostly replaced with Explorers, but recently there has been more of a migration toward the 4WD Tahoe PPV.

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Re: Ford Taurus Cancellation- Police Replacement?

Postby Hattie » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:02 am

redtalon wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 4:15 pm
The RCMP in Alberta had already been migrating to SUVs even prior to Ford's discontinuing of the Taurus. Most members hate them anyways due to them being so cramped. They have been mostly replaced with Explorers, but recently there has been more of a migration toward the 4WD Tahoe PPV.
Did Chevy finally start taking orders again on Tahoes? For awhile there they weren't doing fleet tahoes as the civilian market was more lucrative and in more demand. Always wanted to drive one.

Curious as to why the Ford Explorers versus the F150s (aside from being speed limited by approximately 50 km/h from the Explorer). Can usually get 2-3 F150 for the price of 1 Explorer and how often do ya need to go 200+ km/h anyway? lol
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Re: Ford Taurus Cancellation- Police Replacement?

Postby OntSecGuy » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:13 am

I'm noticing more Services in Ontario switching to the Explorer (TPS is going to be exclusively PIU as the PIS ages out), Durango and pickups. With Ford offering the F150 as a pursuit rated "Responder", I doubt it will be long before the RAM 1500 and Chevy Silverado join it.

I know the OPP are starting to adopt the Durango as a front line vehicle, and it appears that they may be going with an even split of Charger and Durango/PIU/Tahoe.
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Re: Ford Taurus Cancellation- Police Replacement?

Postby Rob4613 » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:05 pm

OntSecGuy wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:13 am
I'm noticing more Services in Ontario switching to the Explorer (TPS is going to be exclusively PIU as the PIS ages out), Durango and pickups. With Ford offering the F150 as a pursuit rated "Responder", I doubt it will be long before the RAM 1500 and Chevy Silverado join it.

I know the OPP are starting to adopt the Durango as a front line vehicle, and it appears that they may be going with an even split of Charger and Durango/PIU/Tahoe.
Duragos, brutal. Explorers, chargers and tahoes look sick


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