Just a little more than a week ago, Ford revealed the 2013 F-150 in Texas. Now, Ford is following up the introduction of the 2013 refresh with the availability of a Special Service Vehicle package for the 2013 F-150 SuperCab and SuperCrew models. Specifically designed for law enforcement, fire, and other government or commercial fleets, the major changes relative to to the civilian-trim F-150 are a heavy-duty 220-amp alternator to handle the increased electrical requirements of communications and lighting equipment, and upholstery and seating configuration changes.
The front seating is a 40-20-40 front seat arrangement, with the middle section removed to facilitate installation of communications equipment or firearms storage, essentially creating two front bucket seats. Front seats feature cloth upholstery, and the rear bench on either the F-150 SuperCab or SuperCrew models is upholstered in vinyl for ruggedness and easy cleaning.
But beyond those two major changes, Ford leaves the configuration possibilities relatively wide-open for potential buyers. The F-150 SSV models can be equipped either with the 5.0-liter V-8 engine or the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, and either two or four-wheel drive. Ford also keeps the options open for comfort and convenience items, potentially allowing for the possibility of MyFord Touch with basic cloth & vinyl seats and other configurations not normally available on regular consumer trim levels.
A specific on-sale or availability date for the F-150 SSV package was not given, but keep an eye on the fleet.ford.com site for ordering availability and pricing.