Chrysler is going after the police interceptor market with police versions of the Dodge Charger and Magnum.
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Ford, the current king of this market, had better have a plan--no car maker can afford to lose share in a category they do well in now.
If you read the article, you will notice that Chrysler did not win any awards for fuel economy--this may be a good place for a counterpunch. Too bad Ford does not have cylinder de-activation (push-rods are "low tech", you see, most of Ford's engines are OHC).
The main factor that will save Ford, I think, is cost. Ford can probably sell the CVPI for much less than Chrysler $28,805 MSRP for the Hemi equipped Charger.