Chevrolet has provided police vehicles for years, offering Special Service Vehicle (SSV) trims on models like Impala, Tahoe and Express passenger van.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 was recently added to the ‘line up’ of the Chevy police vehicle portfolio (PPV). Available for sale this summer, the crew cab truck comes equipped with the standard features that make it an in-demand truck plus special upgrades not found on the civilian model.
Reason #1: They have a back seat.
In a movie made 50 years ago, a police officer driving a truck may have sat a suspect in the truck bed and driven him to the one-room jailhouse, but that isn’t allowed anymore.
The Chevy Silverado 1500 crew cab comes with a backseat, so any apprehended criminals can still be transported comfortably. The crew cab option, whether civilian or police, includes large rear doors, allowing for easy loading of “passengers”.
No comfort is spared for the driver, though. The police officer will still get the same comfortable bench or optional bucket seats as a civilian would enjoy.
Reason #2: the Chevy Silverado 1500 SSV will catch you, no matter where you go.
The 2014 Silverado 1500 civilian model is a workhorse designed to traverse rough terrain. With its V-8 engine generating 355 horsepower and 305 lb-ft of torque, this police vehicle will catch any getaway car.
Whether civilian or police, the Chevrolet Silverado has the highest EPA-rated fuel economy, 23 mpg Highway, in its vehicle class, eliminating any worries about it running out of gas during the pursuit.
Reason #3: It won’t run out of power.
With SSV features like spotlamps and flasher system for headlamps and taillights, more electrical power is needed.
The SSV trim includes electrical upgrades to ensure plenty of juice like a 170-amp high-output alternator and high-charge auxiliary battery. Chevy says these features “allow officers to operate lights, radios, computers, cameras and other equipment while parked with the engine turned off, preserving the charge of the vehicle’s primary battery.”
If extra gadgets need to be added, the truck comes with a 110-volt outlet and a four switch, electrical power supply on the center stack.
Plus all the civilian features
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SSV includes all the hard-working features of the civilian crew cab model. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is available now; come into Gjovik Auto to test drive this outstanding vehicle.