The Quest Pickup Truck
Ford’s brand-new F-150 Police Responder is made for patrol task both on and off the road.
The brand-new 2018 F-150 Police Responder is based upon the F-150 SuperCrew. It’s powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost four-valve V6 engine that generates 375 horse power and 470 foot-pounds of torque. The engine is matched with a 10-speed SelectShift transmission for onroad and also offroad efficiency. Full throttle is 100 mph, not anywhere near the speed of Ford’s Police Interceptor Sedan or Police Interceptor Energy, yet very fast for a durable pickup truck. One reason the F-150 Police Responder can achieve search speeds is that it has a lightweight yet exceptionally challenging military-grade light weight aluminum alloy body.
Motorists could select five different operation settings in the F-150 Police Responder: Typical, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect (for fuel performance), Sport, as well as Tow/Haul. Tyler says the Tow/Haul setting will certainly be of certain passion to law enforcement agencies that could intend to use the F-150 Police Responder as a multi-use car for patrol and also for towing. The pick-up can carry a haul of 2,030 pounds as well as uses a 5-foot x 5-foot bed. Tyler believes agencies will use a tonneau cover to hide their equipment as well as will certainly secure critical equipment such as guns as well as ammunition in storage space boxes.
Tyler additionally believes companies will intend to use the F-150 Police Responder for moving personnel. The pickup has a 145-inch wheelbase with 131.8 cubic feet of interior space, as well as Tyler states its taxi provides one of the most front and rear hip and also shoulder area and also most back leg room of any type of pursuit-rated automobile. It has sufficient room, according to Tyler, to easily seat five policemans in body armor as well as bring duty equipment. “That leg space really assists a great deal if you are attempting to obtain a 6-foot 8-inch, 350-pound officer in the back,” he states.
Modifications were made to the basic F-150 4×4 SuperCrew to develop the F-150 Police Responder. The brake calipers were upgraded and an unique rubbing material was used on the brake pads. Furthermore, the front stabilizer bar was updated for improved braking as well as
The F-150 Police Responder can tow 7,000 pounds conventional or 10,000 pounds if the agency chooses the optional towing package. Tyler claims it will serve for both rural and metropolitan companies that should tow boats and also desire a truck that can be made use of for that function and for patrol.
In July Ford revealed that it would certainly quickly be creating a pursuit-rated F-150 pickup truck. The company claims it determined to create the new police vehicle dubbed the F-150 Police Responder due to customer need.
Stephen Tyler, police brand name advertising and marketing manager for Ford, states the suggestion of making a pursuit-rated pickup came from conversations with the company’s Police Board of advisers. “We’ve had a great deal of ask for a pursuit-rated pickup. Customers have actually informed us they require an automobile that is pursuit qualified for the roadway yet with 4×4 capacity for off-road,” he claims.
The interior of the F-150 Police Responder has actually also been changed for law enforcement patrol responsibility. Police-grade towel covers the ergonomically developed pole positions. The front seat backs additionally have anti-stab plates, as well as the back bench seat is covered with heavy-duty vinyl, as well as floor covering throughout is easy-clean vinyl, so suspects can be delivered.
Ford states the F-150 Police Responder will certainly be readily available following spring. The pursuit-rated pick-up is set up for analysis by the L.a Area Sheriff’s Department as well as the Michigan State Police at their particular testing sessions this month.