Police departments across the country can now order a new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab through GM's Special Service Vehicle program, adding a pickup truck to its stable of law enforcement choices. The 2015 Silverado SSV will be offered with the 5.3-liter V-8 engine and give police departments a choice between two-wheel and four-wheel drive, medium and short beds, and Work Truck and LS trim packages.
The SSV package will include just about all of the heavy-duty and extra cooling options you'd expect for a vehicle that is likely to be pushed to its limits; the package also offers four additional upfitter switches, a bigger alternator and battery, and extra 110-volt outlets. There will be extra wiring for sirens and extra lights, vinyl rear seats, a center front seat delete option, a common key package, rear camera and more.
While these police vehicles likely will be used as support stations for big events, they are also likely to see duty on highways. And as good as they look all dressed up, we hope you don't see one in your rearview mirror.
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