Ford revealed its 2018 F-150 Expedition special service vehicles

Since Ford is all about new releases lately, this was to be expected. As you can see, just recently Blue Oval company revealed its refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle (SSV) and redesigned 2018 Ford Expedition Special Service Vehicle models for police, government, and fleet customers.

According to a release that came from Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager, we find out that “While our Police Interceptor Utility remains the best-selling law enforcement vehicle in the country by a large margin, some agencies need to haul five people with higher equipment carrying capacity, or off-road capabilities are required.” He continued by adding “That’s where the F-150 SSV and Expedition SSV come in.”

Apparently, both of these vehicles are powered by company’s second-gen twin-turbo 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 engine, while the F-150 SSV has something additional in its sleeve and it comes in the form of the upgraded 5.0 L V8. Both of these engines will be attached to a new 10-speed automatic transmission with Auto Start-Stop system integrated. The 2018 Expedition SSV features a rear 3.73:1 gear for its electronic limited-slip differential. Thanks to the extended idle times and additional on-board electrical power Ford also replaced the stock alternator for a high-output 240-amp one.

Since these are special service vehicles, their interior is supposed to be special as well, mostly because a lot of customization is required up front, and because of easier cleanup out back. That is why both vehicles feature a 40/blank/40 vinyl bench seat up in front instead of the civilian models’ 40/20/40 bench. Out back is a vinyl seat and vinyl flooring that replace the standard rear bench and carpeting, respectively.

According to the company, the 2018 Ford F-150 SSV is available in XL trim and SuperCrew or SuperCab styles with rear or four-wheel drive configurations. Ford also claims that the F-150 and Expedition SSV models are the only new vehicles equipped with aluminum alloy bodies, vinyl seats, and a 10-speed column-mounted shifter.