Chevy’s New Police Pursuit Vehicle Emphasizes Safety
Take a look around at the Chevy trucks near you. They’re beautifully designed, stylish, efficient vehicles that are consistently fun to drive, right? But are they equipped to save a life?
The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) merges the best of both worlds. It’s the first pursuit-rated police vehicle to feature a full range of active and passive safety systems all housed inside a wonderfully comfortable, modern body.
Chevy’s PPV car includes the new Enhanced Driver Assist Package which is guaranteed to provide optimal safety to our brave first responders thanks to autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, power adjustable pedals and GM’s proprietary haptic seat-based feedback system.
There’s currently no industry standard criteria for what makes a vehicle “pursuit-rated,” but Chevy dealers generally believe that the PPV’s safety features make it uniquely qualified for safer, less deadly police pursuits. For example, the vehicle’s low speed forward automatic braking helps significantly reduce the severity of a collision. The system detects that a front-end collision is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver has not already done so.
GM’s patented Safety Alert Seat gives Police Pursuit Vehicle drivers the option of receiving haptic seat-bottom vibration pulses instead of audible crash avoidance alerts to allow for a more calculated driver response. And, when combined with the Tahoe PPV’s standard 10-way power driver seat and tilt wheel, the vehicle’s power adjustable pedals ensure that drivers of all sizes and heights can remain comfortable and in control.
But the 2018 Tahoe PPV’s incredible features don’t stop there. The vehicle will also come with Chevy’s award-winning StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, a Rear Vision Camera with Rear Park Assist and ergonomically designed steering wheel controls.
When the Tahoe PPV was announced, Chevy dealers near you immediately praised the automaker for its commitment to prioritizing the safety of our brave first responders. According to a 2017 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report, vehicles with forward collision warning reduced the rate of rear-end crashes by 27 percent. When combined with automatic braking, that number was cut down even further to a whopping 50 percent. The numbers don’t lie: the systems in place inside the Tahoe PPV are enormously effective.
Of course, the automaker also took steps to ensure that PPV drivers enjoy an ample dose of comfort too. The Tahoe PPV comes with HD Radio and a 4.2-inch diagonal multi-color Driver Information Center to keep drivers relaxed.
Stop by Ray Chevrolet today for more information about the 2018 Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle or to check out one of our other fantastic Chevy trucks for sale. If you’re interested in something similar to the PPV, ask one of our friendly associates about the available upgrade packages for the current 2018 Tahoe model.