2023 Chevy Silverado Police Pursuit Vehicle Enters The Arena

A new police car is coming to cities near you. GM just announced its first chase-rated version of the Chevrolet Silverado, so now law enforcement can choose between it and the F-150 Responder.

It was called the Silverado Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) and is based on the body style with a double cab with a short bed and standard four-wheel drive. All Silverado PPVs will be equipped with the 5.3-liter V8 producing 355 horsepower and shifting via the 10-speed automatic transmission. Engine performance is only changed via a new heavy-duty air filter, so the engine in the police car is much the same as that in consumer trucks.

Braking has been improved for the PPV, as Chevy fits large 16-inch rotors and six-piston Brembo calipers for increased durability. These big brakes hide behind standard 20-inch black steel wheels and wrapped in high-speed-rated Goodyear all-terrain tires. That said, GM doesn’t list top speed for this version of the Silverado.

2023 Chevrolet Silverado PPV

Rancho shocks from the Silverado Z71 off-road package are fitted to give the truck heavy-duty suspension, and both a limited-slip differential and skid plate are standard. If a police department is looking for even more off-road capability, Chevy offers an optional 2-inch lift, increasing ground clearance to a large 11.35 inches and providing a 25.9-degree approach angle. Maximum towing capacity is a solid 9,300 pounds.

The interior is relatively spartan, which is the norm for police vehicles. The truck still has some niceties, though, like keyless entry, push-to-start, and a ton of driver assistance systems. These include Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking System with Pedestrian Detection and Automatic High Beam.

Options include extras such as power seats, a tri-fold tonneau cover and the Multi-Flex tailgate. The bed itself is equipped with 12 welded-in tension straps for storage. Plus, Chevy makes it easy for suppliers to get to town via five upfitter switches, extra wiring circuitry, and more.

Chevy says the Silverado PPV will be available in both the US and Canada later this summer.

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