Chevy announces new Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) for 2011

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In Brief: Chevy has an all-new Caprice PPV set to pull you over in 2011.

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Make/Model: Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle
Manufacturer: General Motors

The Word

Behold the all--new Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV), scheduled to cruise the beat in 2011. Chevy announced the Caprice at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police convention, in Denver, Colorado.



Some "key features":
- Powerful 6.0L V-8 with fuel-saving Active Fuel Management technology and E85 capability delivers expected best-in-class 0-60 acceleration (sub six seconds) and top speed; a V-6 engine will also be offered, beginning in the 2012 model year
- Optional front-seat-only side curtain air bags allows a full-width rear-seat barrier for greater officer safety
- Two trunk-mounted batteries, with one of them dedicated to powering various police equipment
- Designed for five-passenger seating, meaning the upper-center section of the dashboard can be used for equipment mounting without the concern of air bag deployment interference
- Compatibility with in-dash touch-screen computer technology
- Special front seats designed for the long-term comfort of officers whose car is their effective office, including space that accommodates the bulk of a typical equipment belt



“The new Chevrolet Caprice police car is the right tool at the right time for law enforcement,” says Jim Campbell, general manager for GM Fleet and Commercial Operations, “We asked for a lot of feedback from our police customers, which helped us develop a vehicle that is superior to the Crown Victoria in key areas.”

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