Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Special Service Vehicle Revealed
Chevrolet has revealed the 2015 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Special Service Vehicle (SSV). This new model will join the brand’s growing police vehicle portfolio. It is scheduled to go on sale this summer. It offers the same capabilities, efficiency and durability as the award-winning Silverado 1500. The SSV package is available on Silverado 1500 Crew Cab in 1WT or 1LS trims. It is powered by a 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 which generates 355 hp and delivers 23 mpg highway, which is the highest EPA-rated fuel economy for a 2WD V-8 full-size pickup. 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.
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. The SSV pickup also features 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 interior features vinyl rear seat, 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. 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.