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2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Gets Prepped To Fight Crime


Just the Facts:
  • General Motors this week released details about the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV or police patrol vehicle, including showing off a concept version at the 2013 SEMA Show.
  • The 2015 Tahoe PPV is equipped with a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 engine linked to a six-speed automatic transmission with a "police-service calibration" that supports pursuit performance.
  • The redesigned Tahoe PPV gets a new interior and several new standard features, including rear park assist and a back-up camera.

LAS VEGAS — General Motors this week released details about the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV, or police patrol vehicle, including showing off a concept version at the 2013 SEMA Show here.

The rear-wheel-drive pursuit and four-wheel-drive special service models will go on sale in the first quarter of 2014, followed by the 4WD pursuit vehicle in the second quarter. Pricing was not announced.

The 2015 Tahoe PPV is equipped with a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 linked to a six-speed automatic transmission with a "police-service calibration" that supports pursuit performance.

"The 2015 Tahoe PPV was developed to deliver a more controlled ride with improved steering and braking responsiveness compared to previous models," said GM in a statement.

The automaker says the 2015 Tahoe PPV is the only body-on-frame full-size SUV designed for police work and also is one of the largest police vehicles on the market. Ford has made significant inroads in the police-service market with a modified version of the Explorer SUV, but does not employ body-on-frame construction, essentially a truck-specific design typically believed to be more durable than the unibody construction used for most passenger vehicles, including the Explorer.

The redesigned Tahoe PPV gets a new interior and several new standard features, including rear park assist and a back-up camera. Options include adjustable pedals and a Driver Alert Package that bundles lane departure waning, forward collision alert and Chevrolet's Safety Alert seat.

Other details include 17-inch steel wheels and a special electrical system for police-specific equipment.

Edmunds says: Impressive to see on the SEMA show floor, but not in your rearview mirror.

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