F-150 is the latest Ford vehicle to join the force. The Detroit automaker announced this morning it would offer a Special Service Vehicle package for the 2016 pickup for law enforcement and roadside assistance providers.
Available in XL trim for either SuperCrew or SuperCab configuration, customers can opt for the package in a 4×4 or 4×2 drivetrain, along with the 5-liter V8 or high-torque 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.
Inside, carpeting is replaced with easy-to-clean vinyl flooring and the rear seat is swapped out for a vinyl bench for quick cleanup. Standard 40/20/40 seats are replaced with 40/blank/40 seats, with the center section deleted to create more space for customization.
A high-output 240-amp alternator replaces the stock unit to accommodate for extended idle times.
“Many officers need the extra space F-150 Special Service Vehicle offers,” says Stephen Tyler, Ford police marketing manager. “They can load the cargo box with equipment and still fit five people inside. Its utility is unmatched.”
Ford says law enforcement makes up a large portion of Special Service Vehicle purchases, so Ford added F-150 to a lineup that already includes the company’s SUVs, sedans and commercial vans to satisfy a complete range of police needs.