Ford Motor Company once again proves its class and the unrivaled source of innovation. The latest project, coming from this company, is the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder. It is a vehicle intended for the US police, which is the company cheering its offer to this institution. The production model will be available in the spring of 2018.
Ford has announced this model as “the first ever pursuit-rated pickup truck to market, designed with nearly seven decades of experience spent on the road with American law enforcement”. Also, Ford notes that this vehicle is not intended only for driving on asphalt roads. The outstanding capabilities of the vehicle are highlighted in the most unpredictable and toughest off-road terrain.
The F-150 Police Responder is based on the new generation of the Ford F-150 FX4 model, in the SuperCrew edition. Its outstanding off-road capabilities are enabled thanks to certain modifications. First of all, there are modified reliance and upgraded brakes. Also, there are electronic locking rear axles and underbody skid plates.
The vehicle was mounted on a set of wheels of 18 inches. They have tires for all terrain. Special benefits, designed for police needs, include a shelf-calibrated brake system with upgraded calipers and pad friction material, and an upgraded front-stabilizer bar.
And the interior, the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder model, was built according to the needs of the police. The vehicle has 131.8 cu. ft. of interior passenger volume. This is the largest area ever in any police vehicle. This gives it an exceptional space for the legs of the rear seat passengers, as well as an exceptional space for the shoulders of the passenger. The front seats are robust and are specifically designed and built for police officers. Front seat backs are built-in rugged anti-stab plates. Finally, the cabin and rear seats have easy-to-clean heavy-duty vinyl.
2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder Specs
Below the hood is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. And in this case, this model is unique because it is more than any other pursuit-rated police vehicle. The engine is combined with the SelectShift 10-speed transmission, and a four-wheel drive. The maximum speed of the vehicle is 100 mph with 7,000 pounds of towing capacity.
Finally, it should be noted that the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder also has different driving schedules. In addition to standard, Normal mode, there are also Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect and Sport transmission settings.