Seattle Police Shopping For Successor To Crown Vic

The Seattle Police Department is shopping for a new car after the Ford Motor Company discontinued the Crown Victoria — the model for Ford’s popular police interceptor.

The final Crown Victoria rolled off the assembly line in Canada last week, CNN reports, marking the end for a big, powerful car also associated with taxis and for-hire town car services.

Auto companies already are marketing new police vehicles to replace it. The Seattle Police Department, which has used the Crown Victoria since 1995, plans to start testing new models next year, including a new police interceptor based on the Ford Taurus, a new Chevy Caprice patrol vehicle and specially designed versions of sport-utility vehicles like the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Explorer.

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