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Ford Interceptor Grows On Me

Posted by: David Kiley on January 9, 2007


When I first saw the Ford Interceptor concept car last month, I didn’t like it. Not sure why. But the more times I walk by it at the Ford stand here at the North American International Auto Show, the more I like it. Ford chief designer Peter Horbury said, “That’s the sure sign of a good design…when its polarizing at first and then you come to like and appreciate it.”

The high beltline on the Interceptor, says Ford designer Freeman Thomas, who also led design on the Chrysler 300, is appealing to those of with a “bad boy” streak. [As much as we like Freeman, we have a hard time seeing his as the “bad boy.”] On the other hand, BMW chief designer Chris Bangle said the high belt line characterizing so many cars these days makes drivers feel “cozy and safe.”

I guess it’s all in how you look at it.

Reader Comments


January 10, 2007 5:38 PM

Ho Hum. Another Mee 2 effort. Isn't there anyone out there who will lead rather than follow. Television has been doing this for years.


May 27, 2007 2:06 AM

The high beltline brings the roof down.

Miguel A. Alarcon

September 1, 2007 10:46 AM

Well this is going to be the return of the LTD it might be notice that code name Interceptor might be the new LTD Interceptor anyway that the Crown Victoria name will be gone but the LTD is coming back with this neat new model.

The last time we saw an LTD was in 1991 when it carried the Crown Victoria logo but this time the new LTD Interceptor will be the talk of the town and old classic is coming back for sure and this LTD will seem to be futureristic maybe is time to bring the LTD on the next RoboCop sequal that they will offer and LTD Interceptor cop car that is since the Taurus came out in 1987.

This new LTD Interceptor will be the new face of Ford and the new face of the law enforcement that the LTDs where used once for the police force and the bets are on for the LTD to go against the Charger and it could be the new look for the Grand Marquis maybe the comeback of the Cugar maybe you think that this car will be made in America, nope is not this model will be made in Canada at the St Thomas Canada assembly plant from the Ford Motor Company.

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