Chevrolet shows Silverado 1500 Special Service for law enforcement

April 30, 2014
Chevrolet has expanded its range of law-enforcement vehicles, adding the Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Special Service alongside the existing Tahoe, Caprice and Impala offerings.

Agencies can choose from the 1WT or 1LS trim packages, including the 5.3-liter EcoTec V8 with 355 horsepower and a 23-mpg highway rating. Both 2WD and 4WD models are available, along with a standard- or short-length bed.

The basic pickup has been upgraded with a high-output alternator and auxiliary battery, enabling lights and other electrical equipment to be operated while the engine is off. Spotlights can be added for hunting perps at night, while the daytime running lights can be removed for added stealth.

General Motors appears to be targeting a niche in the police vehicle market. The company appears to be losing ground to rival Ford’s Explorer Police Interceptor, which is claimed to be the most popular new law-enforcement vehicle in the US.

A new Chevrolet Tahoe PPV (police patrol vehicle) is also scheduled to arrive on the market this year.

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