With Ford phasing out its three-decade old Crown Victoria police car model, the automaker’s new police patrol car - the ‘Police Interceptor’ based on Ford’s 2010 Taurus model - was unveiled on Friday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway event, which was attended by fleet buyers as well as law enforcement officials.
Marking a deviation from its traditional move of basing its police cars on its Crown Victoria model, the Ford Motor Company recently unveiled its latest police car – the “Police Interceptor,” based on the same model as the Ford Taurus.
Being touted as the “ultimate cop car,” the Ford Police Interceptor will be released to law enforcement agencies in late 2011 as a 2012 model.
The lightweight automobile has just fetched the top of the Gallardo line-up, launching in Australian market in July at a cool $525,000.
The new car, known as the LP 570-4 Superleggera, promises more with less fuel consumption, outlining a new standard for Gallardo performance.
Failing to convince the dealers over the closing of their dealerships, General Motors has decided to restore around 600 of the 1,100 dealerships, which it had earlier scheduled to close.
Immediately after the proclamations made by GM on its move of closing a number of its dealerships by October 2010, the dealers brought out a protest.
The shutting down would have allowed GM to save a sum of $2.5 billion, per year. GM has shared that it will be providing the instructions for the restoration to the 600 of its dealers via letters.
A Congressional Committee Chairman said in a statement on Friday that “Toyota withheld documents it was legally required to turn over in liability lawsuits the company faced and it paid higher settlements to plaintiffs to avoid revealing information contained in Toyota's secret ‘Books of Knowledge’”.
The latest addition to the Volkswagen Golf line-up - the CrossGolf - will be launched next week at the Geneva Motor Show. It is more rough and tough than one of its traditional versions. It is placed somewhere between an SUV and an MPV and is presented with both direct-injection turbocharged petrol and diesel engines.
It offers higher seating position and more ground clearance.