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CHEVROLET TAHOE READY FOR DUTY

| 13/11/2013 | 0 Comments

Chevrolet announced a police patrol vehicle, or PPV, version of the all-new 2015 Tahoe. The Tahoe lineup will expand with the addition of an automatic 4WD pursuit vehicle to the existing 2WD pursuit and 4WD special service models.

Chevrolet_Tahoe_PPV_2The Tahoe PPV’s standard EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 offers more power, 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque and improved acceleration. The engine is mated to a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission with a unique police-service calibration that supports pursuit performance.

Chevrolet_Tahoe_PPV_1Still the only body-on-frame full-size SUV designed for the rigors of police work, the Tahoe offers full-pursuit capability. The addition of more high-strength steel, increased body stiffness, suspension improvements and a wider track for increased stability helps the Tahoe PPV offers improved ride and handling designed for pursuit. With the addition of electric power steering, the Tahoe has precisely tuned responsiveness needed in pursuit situations. Heavy-duty four-wheel-disc brakes with ABS are specially tuned for police driving.

Chevrolet_Tahoe_PPV_3The Tahoe will remain the largest police vehicle on the market. It has additional space in the rear seat, which provides more legroom and easier access to individuals and equipment in the back seat. The increased payload allows law enforcement to carry all equipment that they may need for any job. The Tahoe has a standard 730-CCA Auxiliary Battery, which allows officers to power their equipment, including radios, video cameras and laptops, when the vehicle is not running, avoiding drain on the primary vehicle battery. The vehicle also has a 110 V power outlet and USB input.

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