DETROIT -- Seeking to add to its dominant police vehicle market share, Ford Motor Co. on Thursday unveiled the industry's first pursuit-rated pickup.
The 2018 F-150 police responder produces 375 hp and 470 pounds-feet of torque from a 3.5-liter Ecoboost engine paired with a 10-speed transmission. It will reach a top speed of 100 mph and has towing capacity of 7,000 pounds and 132 cubic feet of interior space -- more than any other police vehicle.
The five-seat pickup joins the Taurus-based Police Interceptor sedan, the Explorer-based Police Interceptor utility and the Fusion-based Police Responder hybrid, unveiled earlier this year. The automaker also offers non-pursuit-rated Transit-based prisoner transport vehicles and F-150 and Expedition-based special service vehicles.