Ford has revealing the automotive industry’s first pursuit-rated pickup, the 2018 F-150 Police Responder, giving law enforcement agencies a more versatile and capable patrol vehicle.
Capable of speeds up to 160km/h, the all-new F-150 Police Responder features a powerful and efficient 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine and Ford SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmission, plus four-wheel-drive for all-terrain police performance. The truck offers 375 horsepower and 637Nm of torque – more than any other pursuit-rated police vehicle.
Based on the F-150 FX4 off-road model, the Police Responder’s 3683mm wheelbase sits on a high-strength steel frame and features Ford’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy SuperCrew body – giving it the largest passenger volume, payload and towing capacity of any pursuit-rated police vehicle. The truck features best-in-class front and rear shoulder and hip room, as well as rear legroom.
Additional F-150 Police Responder performance enhancements include a police-calibrated brake system with upgraded callipers and pad friction material, upgraded front stabiliser bar for improved braking and handling, and 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tyres.
An upfit-ready interior features a column shifter with center-seat delete, heavy-duty cloth front seats with slim bolsters and anti-stab plates, vinyl rear seating and heavy-duty vinyl flooring for easy cleanup.
A high-output 240-amp alternator is included to support on-board electrical devices, along with a police-calibrated speedometer, and engine-hour and engine-idle-hour meters. Underbody skid plates protect the truck from kerbs and rough terrain. A standard class 4 hitch gives the F-150 Police Responder best-in-class towing capability of 3175kg.
Ford’s F-150 Police Responder joins the broadest lineup of law enforcement vehicles in the industry. From its Police Responder Hybrid Sedan (the first pursuit-rated hybrid police vehicle) and market-leading Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility, to the Special Service F-150 and Expedition, Special Service Police Sedan and Transit Prisoner Transport Vehicle, Ford offers the right vehicles for a variety of law enforcement needs in America.
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