Ford Retires Crown Victoria
September 16, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
For decades, it was the most popular model among U.S. police departments. What it lacked in fuel efficiency — rated at 24 miles per gallon — it made up for with plenty of leg room and a powerful engine.
In the end, the factory in Ontario, Canada, that made the car could be put to better use, Ford’s manager for government fleet sales, Tony Gratson, said.
The facility where the Crown Vic was produced is capable of making 250,000 cars a year, more than three times the number of Crown Vics sold in the last year.
USA Today said the Crown Vic, which was launched in the 1950s, is not the only heavy Ford sedan to be phased out this year. The Lincoln Town Car is also slated for retirement this year.