Ford’s been all about its SUV police interceptor lately – why earlier this month it announced there would be a new “stealth” option for police departments, one without traditional lights on top of the vehicle. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you.)
The big news this week is Ford’s new F-150 Special Service Vehicle for law enforcement. It even has a special ride along space for K-9 officers.
The 2016 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle, which is also available for government fleet customers and roadside assistance providers, is offered on both SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations. Customers can opt for a 4×4 or 4×2 drivetrain, along with the 5.0-liter V8 or high-torque 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.
The package swaps the stock unit alternator for a high-output 240-amp unit for more power.
Standard 40/20/40 seats are replaced with 40/blank/40 seats, with the center section deleted to create more space for customization. And because police work can get messy, Ford’s replaced carpeting with easy-to-clean vinyl flooring. The rear seat is swapped out for a vinyl bench for quick cleanup.
Ford’s press release doesn’t mention anything about offering its new “No Profile” front light visor bar now available on the Police Interceptor SUV. Police departments looking to get into on that can check out the 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility.
Here is a complete list of all of Ford’s police vehicle offerings: