The Crown Victoria is one of Ford’s most iconic cars ever made. The 2nd generation of the car has been in production between 1997 and 2011 and it has been used by the police, taxi companies as well as civilians. It was a rather unique car as it was based on ladder-frame chassis. This meant it was heavy but also extremely reliable. More than a decade after its civilian discontinuation it seems a 3rd generation might be on its way. So far Ford has been quiet about this car but it seems things are shaping up nicely. Most rumors suggest the car may be released as the 2018 Ford Crown Victoria, first as a concept and later down the road as a production vehicle.
Still a body on frame?
There is no doubt about the fact people loved its platform as it was really versatile and strong. However, its successor will definitely not be based on a ladder frame chassis. This wouldn’t be able to meet all the current safety standards and it would make the car a bit too heavy.
However, it also seems the car is not going to be based on Ford’s front wheel drive modular architecture which is great. Instead, it may be built on a new bespoke chassis derived from that of the Mustang. This new platform would allow the Crown Victoria to drive just as good as it did before and also to feature much larger engines than today’s sedans. The price is still an unknown factor but we do expect it to be quite a bit more expensive than the current Fusion.
The predecessor of the 2018 Ford Crown Victoria had a really simple design which was in line with what was available at that time. The new generation of the car is expected to have pretty much nothing in common with its predecessor. Most rumors suggest the new Crown Victoria might share a few traits with Ford’s ongoing vehicles.
Expect it to boast a large front grille, slimmer headlights than before as well as a less boxy design. It will still be a sedan instead of a hatchback, so it will still look more upmarket than Ford’s other sedan, the Fusion. It will also be quite a bit larger with some rumors suggesting it may be bigger than Lincoln’s new Continental.
2018 Ford Crown Victoria Interior
One of the main selling points of the 2nd generation of the Crown Victoria was its really basic, yet functional, interior. The new one is expected to be nothing like that. The car will likely feature Ford’s newest corporate look, much more comfortable seats as well as considerably more technology.
These should allow the 2018 Ford Crown Victoria to become a true luxury car and not just another sedan. Inside there will likely be more space than before which is not really an easy feat to achieve considering its predecessor was 212 inches long, more than 77 inches wide and 57 inches tall.
Engine of Ford Crown Victoria 2018
Thanks to its rear wheel drive design the car should be available with some really interesting engine choices. Most rumors suggest it will boast a V8 engine, just like its predecessor. Ford’s new 5.0 liter naturally aspirated Coyote V8 is known to make close to 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque.
Even though this is not all that much, thanks to a lighter build, the car should be more than capable of being considerably faster than before. A 10 speed automatic gearbox will likely be the only option. Some suggested all wheel drive could be added but we really don’t think Ford will give this choice to their customers. Even so, the rumors suggest the Crown Victoria might become the most impressive sedan in the past few years.