Ford Adds F-150 SSV to Police Lineup
Vinyl Rear Seat, Open Console Area Accommodate Law Enforcement Needs
As if Ford’s domination of the law enforcement vehicle market isn’t complete enough with the success of the Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility, Dearborn is adding a Special Service Vehicle (SSV) trim of the F-150 to its law enforcement vehicle fleet, which includes the Interceptor Utility, the Taurus-based Police Interceptor sedan, the Transit prisoner transport vehicle, and the SSV Expedition. As with the other law enforcement models, the F-150 SSV is specifically configured to meet the needs and uses of law enforcement.
The F-150 SSV is offered on the XL trim and is available in either SuperCab (extended) or SuperCrew configurations, in two- or four-wheel drive, and with the choice of the 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 or 5.0L V-8 engine. For easy cleanup, the rear seat and rear floor surface are vinyl. A high-output, 240-amp alternator is designed for extended idle time, and the front center console is removed to allow for installation of auxiliary controls or tactical gear in the front cab.
Potential applications for the F-150 SSV include rural areas with unpaved roads, border patrol, forest rangers, K-9 units, or investigation units with the need for both substantial cargo and passenger space. The previous-generation F-150 was also offered with an SSV package with similar configurations.