Now you see it, now you don’t – well, not really, but Ford thinks those on the run from law enforcement will have a more difficult time recognizing police Interceptors with their new ‘Visor Light Bar’.
The automaker will offer a new, factory-installed “no profile” front interior visor light bar, fully integrated at the top of the windshield, providing a stealthy appearance for patrol vehicles, as it eliminates the need for a visible roof-mounted light bar.
“Today, agencies typically use aftermarket interior visor light bars that are somewhat bulky and can obstruct the field of vision – especially for taller officers. This extremely low-profile unit is fully integrated where the headliner and top of the windshield meet, for tremendously improved driver visibility versus aftermarket alternatives“, said Ford Police Marketing Manager for North American fleet, lease and remarketing operations, Stephen Tyler.
Adding the new interior visor light means that the dark shade band, found at the top of the windshield, will be replaced by clear glass, which provides better brightness and color visibility. When activated, the lights flash alternating red and blue bars through the top of the windshield, but they can be programmed for blue/blue or red/red operations too.
On top of that, the visor lights feature bright-white “take down” and “scene” capabilities, for improved forward visibility and they can also be programmed from full intensity down to 20 percent; there is an auto-dimming capability as well. The lights can be set up to meet California Title 13 regulations, they come with a limited warranty and they are available to order on the 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility.