Ford's F-150 police pickup packs 375 hp

2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder

Ford has revealed the first pickup truck specially designed for police use. It's packed with power, durability, and enough upgrades to handle just about any type of terrain, and it's like no other police auto you've ever seen - because it's not a vehicle at all.

Ford has given law enforcement a way to save fuel with the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, and to better blend with traffic to catch speeders with slim-profile LED visor light bars on the Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility.

Capable of speeds up to 160km/h, the all-new F-150 Police Responder features a powerful and efficient 3.5-litre tubocharged petrol V6 under the bonnet.

It's also the most geographically capable cruiser, equipped with four-wheel drive to make it more hard for those incredibly entertaining police chases that jump from the highway through some cattle pasture and go on for 45 minutes longer than anyone should be comfortable with. The 2018 F-150 Police Responder is the first pickup to be pursuit-rated, good for chases at sustained speeds of 100 miles per hour.

Whether its a low or high range offence Ford's new F150 Police Responder has got it covered.

Additional F-150 Police Responder performance enhancements include a police-calibrated brake system with upgraded calipers and pad friction material, upgraded front-stabilizer bar for improved braking and handling and 18-inch alloy wheels with all-terrain tires.

Based on the F-150 FX4 off-road model, the Police Responder's 145-inch wheelbase sits on a steel frame and features Ford's aluminum-alloy SuperCrew body.

Ford's 2018 F-150 Police Responder will join sheriff's offices, border patrol, and state and local agencies this spring.

Inside, the truck also receives a column shifter, engine- and idle-hour meters in the gauge cluster, plus revised seats with thicker upholstery and anti-stab plates, and vinyl rear seats and flooring. A standard class IV hitch gives F-150 Police Responder towing capability of 7,000 lb.

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