DETROIT – The County of Ventura (Calif.) is one of the first fleets to take delivery of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and they will soon be used by the county sheriff’s department while on patrol, Chevrolet announced today.
Once the existing Ford Crown Victorias and Dodge Chargers are phased out, the County of Ventura’s patrol fleet will be comprised solely of Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs, starting with 25 by the end of this year with more to be phased in during 2015.
“The safety and ergonomics of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV are the key reasons for the sheriff’s department and our fleet operations team choosing this vehicle to replace their current patrol vehicles,” said Peter Bednar, County of Ventura Fleet Operations manager. “The visibility from the vehicle allows deputies to better spot incidents and react faster.”
For the first time, the Tahoe PPV is offered with 4-wheel-drive (4WD) capability. Tahoe PPV remains the only full-size, body-on-frame truck-based product on the market.
Off to a strong start, more than 6,500 Tahoe PPVs have been ordered since March when the vehicle was made available to police agencies and fleets.
“The Tahoe PPV & SSV continues to be GM Fleet and Commercial’s most-popular selling police vehicle,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet & Commercial. “The all-new Tahoe strengthens GM’s police portfolio and commitment to the law enforcement market.”
Although more municipalities are selecting Tahoes due to their low cost of ownership and high resale value, Chevrolet still has the most comprehensive police lineup in the market.
The Chevrolet Caprice PPV, a purpose-built police duty vehicle that delivers best-in-class top speed and 0-60 acceleration of just over six seconds, and the Chevrolet Impala Limited Police sedan give police fleet owners options when it comes to choosing a vehicle.
New for 2015 is the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Special Service Vehicle (SSV). It offers the same capabilities and durability as the award-winning Silverado 1500, with special features designed for police use