Ford is making the F-150 an even more capable workhorse by introducing a Special Service Vehicle package tailored to government and fleet customers.
Available for both SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations in XL trim, the new kit makes the F-150 easier to maintain on the inside thanks to easy-to-clean vinyl flooring replacing the standard carpeting. In addition, Ford will ditch the regular rear seats and install a vinyl bench which should be a breeze to wash up.
The Blue Oval company will also swap out the stock alternator to replace it with a high-output 240-amp unit which will be more suitable for prolonged engine idle times. Buyers can also opt for a 40/blank/40 layout of the seats instead of the regular 40/20/40 configuration and the center section can be eliminated to make up more room for further customization.
The Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle equipped with this package can be had with 4x4 and 4x2 drivetrains with power coming from either the 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine or the larger 5.0-litre V8.
Besides the F-150, Ford has several other specialty models created specifically for law enforcement use, including the Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility which recently received a stealthy interior light bar. Other members of the family are the Police Interceptor Sedan, Expedition Special Service Vehicle, along with the Special Service Sedan and the Transit Prisoner Transport Vehicle.
It’s a smart move from Ford to modify the F-150 to better suit law enforcement use since many of the Special Service Vehicle orders come from the police and this new member will further boost sales.