Ford is now offering a Special Service Vehicle package for the 2016 Ford F-150s. The pickups are technically available to any of the company's fleet customers, but the automaker admits in its announcement "law enforcement makes up a large portion of Special Service Vehicle purchases, so Ford added F-150 to satisfy a complete range of police needs."

The Special Service Vehicle package makes the F-150 more resilient in the face of hard police duties. The upgrades include a high-output 240-amp alternator, vinyl floors that are easy to clean, and a vinyl-covered rear bench seat. The center console is also removable depending on how fleets want to modify the truck. Ford offers the package on the SuperCrew and SuperCab bodies for the F-150. Customers can order them with rear- or four-wheel drive, and power comes either the 5.0-liter V8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.

This hard-working truck joins the popular Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan among the Blue Oval's LEO-ready offerings. The company also offers an Expedition Special Service Vehicle and a Transit Prisoner Transport.

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FORD F-150 SPECIAL SERVICE VEHICLE REPORTING FOR DUTY
  • 2016 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle package – available for both SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations – tailors the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever to meet the unique needs of government and fleet customers
  • Package adds high-output alternator to meet power needs, plus easy-clean rear vinyl bench seating and flooring; a removed center console allows for custom equipment placement
  • Along with the Special Service Vehicle package for both F-150 as well as Expedition, Ford offers a Transit Prisoner Transport Vehicle and a Special Service Police Sedan to help fulfill the unique needs of law enforcement agencies nationwide
DEARBORN, Mich., April 19, 2016 – Government and fleet customers – including law enforcement and roadside assistance providers – require the toughest, smartest, most capable vehicles for their work, so Ford offers a Special Service Vehicle package for the 2016 F-150 to meet their rigorous needs.

F-150 Special Service Vehicle gives fleets a selection of configurations so customers can pick what best suits their needs. Available in XL trim for either F-150 SuperCrew or SuperCab configuration, customers can opt for the package in a 4x4 or 4x2 drivetrain, along with the 5.0-liter V8 or high-torque 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine to ensure there is never a lack of power.

Law enforcement and fleet work can get messy, so trucks equipped with the package replace carpeting with easy-to-clean vinyl flooring. The rear seat is swapped out for a vinyl bench for quick cleanup.

A high-output 240-amp alternator replaces the stock unit to accommodate for extended idle times. Standard 40/20/40 seats are replaced with 40/blank/40 seats, with the center section deleted to create more space for customization.

"Many officers need the extra space F-150 Special Service Vehicle offers," said Stephen Tyler, Ford police marketing manager. "They can load the cargo box with equipment and still fit five people inside. Its utility is unmatched."

Law enforcement makes up a large portion of Special Service Vehicle purchases, so Ford added F-150 to satisfy a complete range of police needs.

"We offer a whole family of police vehicles," said Arie Groeneveld, Ford chief program engineer for police vehicles. "Our lineup aims to fulfill the unique needs of law enforcement officers, and our F-150 Special Service Vehicle is an extension of that offering. This vehicle definitely lives up to its Built Ford Tough reputation."

The following Ford vehicles are available for law enforcement use:
  • F-150 Special Service Vehicle
  • Expedition Special Service Vehicle
  • Special Service Police Sedan
  • Transit Prisoner Transport Vehicle
  • Police Interceptor Sedan
  • Police Interceptor Utility


About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company's core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company's plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

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