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F-150 Special Service Vehicle is Ready to Work For a Fleet Near You

As if the death of the Crown Victoria followed by the rise of the Charger, Tahoe, Taurus and Explorer Police Interceptors hadn't made those nervous glances in your rear view mirror nerve wracking enough, Ford is now rolling another set of headlights into the patrol car ring, the F-150 Special Service Vehicle based on the 2016 Ford F-150. Intended for multiple fleet services, not just policing, the F-150 SSV is stripped down and ready for work. Be it rural highway patrol, a K-9 unit, backwoods fire road checking, DoT crews, or just construction site runs, the F-150 is the real work truck you're looking for.

Vinyl floors with cloth front and vinyl rear seats for ease of cleanup, space for a front and rear seat dividing cage, and a deleted centre console to make room for computers and lighting controls. The only listed mechanical modification is a massive 240-amp alternator, enough to run plenty of flashing lights, sirens, and just about any other 12-volt accessories you can think of.

The F-150 SSV will be available with 4x2 and 4x4 in Super Cab and Super Crew configurations. Fleet purchasing folks will also get a choice of the 3.5L Ecoboost V6 or 5.0L V8. A similar package will also be available on Ford Expedition models.