Ford’s go-any­where cop car

New Zealand LCV - - NEWS | ROUND-UP – UNITED STATES -

FORD HAS UN­VEILED AMER­ICA’S FIRST PUR­SUIT-RATED PICK-UP, the 2018 F-150 Po­lice Re­spon­der.

Ca­pa­ble of speeds up to 160km/h, the pur­suit truck has 3.5-litre Ecoboost engine and Sele ct­shift 10-speed trans­mis­sion, plus four­wheel drive.

Based on the F-150 FX4 off-road model, the Po­lice Re­spon­der has a high-strength steel frame, and a high-strength, mil­i­tary-grade alu­minium Su­per­crew body.

Ad­di­tional F-150 Po­lice Re­spon­der per­for­mance en­hance­ments in­clude a po­lice-cal­i­brated brake sys­tem with up­graded cal­lipers and pad fric­tion ma­te­rial.

There are also an up­graded front sta­biliser bar for im­proved brak­ing and han­dling and 18-inch al­loy wheels with all-ter­rain tyres.

The up­fit-ready in­te­rior fea­tures a col­umn gear-lever two heavy­duty cloth front seats with slim bol­sters and anti-stab plates, vinyl rear seat­ing and heavy-duty vinyl floor­ing for easy clean­ing.

A high-out­put 240-amp al­ter­na­tor is in­cluded to sup­port on-board elec­tri­cal de­vices, along with a po­lice-cal­i­brated speedome­ter, and engine hour and engine idle hour me­ters. Un­der­body skid plates pro­tect the truck from kerbs and rough ter­rain.

“Ford’s 2018 F-150 Po­lice Re­spon­der is the per­fect all-ter­rain law en­force­ment ve­hi­cle,” says Ford’s po­lice brand mar­ket­ing man­ager, Stephen Tyler.

“Aside from its…on-road pur­suit ca­pa­bil­ity, this pur­pose-built pickup can com­fort­ably seat five, while pro­vid­ing ca­pa­bil­ity in off-road pa­trol sit­u­a­tions for of­fi­cers in ru­ral en­vi­ron­ments...”

Ford’s new pur­suit-rated F150 po­lice pick-up has the abil­ity to chase the bad guys through mud and slush. Ford’s Po­lice Re­spon­der ute can run at 160km/h.

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