Meet Ford’s new pursuit-rated F-150 pickup for police

Ford touts its 2021 F – 150 Police Responder as “The US’s handiest cause-built, pursuit-rated pickup truck.

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The subsequent time you salvage pulled over, it will doubtless be by an officer in a Ford pickup truck other than a ragged “cop car.”

Ford Motor unveiled its modern 2021 F-150 Police Responder on Tuesday prior to spring negate and native authorities account for cycles. Commercial vehicles, similar to police vehicles, are a focal point of the company below Ford CEO Jim Farley, who took over the helm from Jim Hackett in October.

Ask for a police model of Ford’s F-150 has grown gradually since its introduction in 2017, in accordance with a spokeswoman for Ford Motor. She declined to declare explicit gross sales of the pursuit-rated pickup or Ford’s lineup of police vehicles.

The swap from police vehicles to utility vehicles similar to pickups and SUVs represents an even bigger vogue by automakers away from passenger sedans. Ford discontinued its closing police car, a Ford Taurus, several years ago. A police model of its Ford Explorer is now its most efficient-promoting mannequin, in accordance with the company.

2021 F-150 Police Responder

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The police pickup is in accordance with the patron model of the truck but entails special alternate choices and tuning to “meet rigorous legislation enforcement expend” at speeds of as much as 120 mph. The pickup moreover facets a brand modern “police engine sluggish,” which permits officers to preserve keys from the ignition and securely exit the truck with the engine working with the contact of a button.

The modern police pickup, delight in the patron truck, facets remote, or over-the-air, connectivity besides to files and telematics evaluation to encourage in car uptime, working costs and utilizing conduct. Potentialities moreover can decide to repeat a car with out the front console between the motive force and front passenger, which permits agencies to more with out considerations install their very hold department-explicit consoles.