The all-new Ford Police Interceptor Utility debuted in 2020 alongside its civilian counterpart, the Ford Explorer. At that time, it represented a new and exciting vessel for law enforcement, offering up more power and performance than ever before, coupled with numerous safety features, copious amounts of interior space, and loads of new technology. And now, the 2021 Ford Police Interceptor Utility will be getting a brand new exterior color option, too.
We’re all too accustomed to seeing black and white police cars, an iconic livery that’s long represented law enforcement. But for 2021, Ford’s crime fighting SUV can also be had in Ford’s popular Carbonized Gray hue that’s also available on the all-new 2021 Mustang Mach-E. Perhaps unsurprisingly, that particular color has proven to be Mach-E buyer’s favorite so far, as 38 percent of early adopters have chosen it for their vehicles.
The addition of Carbonized Gray gives the 2021 Ford Police Interceptor Utility a grand total of 17 different exterior color options. The rest of that lineup include Oxford White, Agate Black, Smokestone, Arizona Beige, Medium Brown, Kodiak Brown, Vermilion Red, Dark Toreador Red, Light Blue, Royal Blue, Blue, Dark Blue, Silver Gray, Medium Titanium, Sterling Gray, and Iconic Silver.
Those colors can be paired with one of two interior options – Charcoal Black heavy-duty cloth seats with a standard front row and and optional rear row treatment, or Charcoal Black heavy-duty vinyl, which comes standard in the rear row for extra durability and easy cleanup.
Otherwise, the 2021 Interceptor Utility figures to carryover mostly unchanged for the new model year. Which isn’t a surprise, as the model’s popularity with police departments remains high. Ford currently provides roughly two-thirds of police vehicles in the U.S., and the automaker sold 18,752 units of the SUV in 2019 alone.