Chevrolet is set to expand its public safety fleet offerings.
Chevrolet Special Service Silverado Joins Police Lineup
Silverado 1500 Crew Cab is adapted for police use
DETROIT The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Special Service
Vehicle (SSV) joins the brand's growing police vehicle portfolio. It
goes on sale this summer, offering the same capabilities, efficiency
and durability as the award-winning Silverado 1500, with special
features designed for police use.
The SSV package is available on Silverado 1500 Crew Cab in 1WT or 1LS
trims, and includes the 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8, rated at 355 horsepower and
delivering the highest EPA-rated fuel economy for a 2WD V-8 full-size
pickup: 23 mpg highway. The engine is available with E85 capability.
Police agencies can choose 2WD or 4WD models with the standard
6'6" pickup box or a shorter 5'8" box.
"Last year, the Silverado 1500 was awarded for its low cost of
ownership, a key purchasing factor for municipalities and government
agencies," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president for GM Fleet &
Commercial. "The EcoTec3 engine provides the best fuel economy of
any V-8 and still gives agencies the power and capability they need
from a full-size pickup."
Contented for service
The Silverado SSV is equipped with a standard 170-amp high-output
alternator and 730-CCA auxiliary battery, which allows 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. The SSV pickup also is equipped with a
110-volt outlet for equipment, and comes standard with electrical
power supply for four upfitter switches located on the center stack
for easy control and accessibility.
The crew cab offers a vinyl rear seat along with large rear doors for
easy entry when transporting passengers. Other available interior
options include front center seat delete, which provides an open
center console space for police equipment, an auxiliary dome lamp and
an electronic four-wheel drive switch located on the dash.
An available common key option allows municipalities to use one key to
operate all of their Silverado SSVs and 2015 Tahoe police vehicles.
Chevrolet will offer ship-through options for the upfit of light bars,
sirens, partitions and additional aftermarket equipment.
SSV package at a glance
5.3L EcotTec3 V-8 engine
Auxiliary transmission oil cooler
High-capacity air cleaner
170-amp high-output alternator
730-CCA auxiliary battery
Four upfitter switches with electrical power supply
Spotlamp driver or driver and passenger
Wiring for grille, lamp and sirens
Flasher system for headlamps and taillamps
Common key package
Vinyl rear seats
Front center seat delete
Auxiliary dome lamp
Electronic four-wheel-drive switch
Daytime running lamps delete
Silverado 1500: Proven capabilities and comfort
The 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 engine is certified at 355 horsepower and 383
lb-ft of torque. It combines direct fuel injection, Active Fuel
Management (cylinder deactivation) and continuously variable valve
timing to achieve EPA-estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg highway (2WD
models). It's the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup on the market.
Silverado 1500 is also equipped with DuralifeTM brake rotors that
offer up to double the service life, which can result in maintenance
cost savings for municipalities.
"Nearly two-thirds of the Silverado SSV's cab is made of
high-strength steel, and inlaid triple-sealed doors create a strong,
quiet mobile workspace to conduct daily business," said Peper.
The pickup boxes have the same functionality of the consumer models,
including a CornerStep bumper, built-in handholds and upper tie down
hooks. Those features make it more convenient, while providing usable
space for equipment that police agencies access daily.
The Chevrolet Silverado SSV comes with the industry's best pickup
coverage, including two-year/24,000-mile recommended maintenance,
three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and
five-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, Roadside
Assistance and Courtesy Transportation.
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