The 2017 Chevrolet Impala has quietly but officially joined General Motors’ U.S. police fleet lineup.
First discovered by GM Authority after appearing on the GM Police Fleet website, the tenth-gen Impala essentially replaces the ninth-generation model in the GM Police Fleet catalog, which also includes the Tahoe, Silverado, Express, and (soon-to-be-discontinued) Aussie-made Caprice PPV. As such, it appears that the tenth-gen Impala is replacing not only its direct predecessor, but also the police-tailored Caprice PPV.
GM states that the full-size Impala sedan “was made to take on the town” and that it is “ideal for government and administrative use.” The Impala “gives you plenty of intelligently placed storage inside a spacious, comfortable interior along with the assurance of 10 standard air bags”, says the website. “We know the community relies on you and that’s why you can rely on us”, it concludes.
For the time being, we don’t see any options to equip the vehicle with specialty police equipment, such as a laptop stand or a partition to separate the driver and front passenger from the rear seats. Even so, we would not be surprised to see these options become available in the near future.
The tenth-generation Impala is highlighted by:
- Spacious, full-size interior
- 5-Star overall vehicle safety rating
- 10 air bags
- OnStar Basic Plan for 5 years and OnStar Guidance Plan for 3 months
- OnStar 4G LTE with available Wi-Fi hotspot
- Available 3.6L DOHC DI VVT (LFX) with E85 FlexFuel optional
The tenth-generation Impala joins four other vehicles in the GM police lineup, including the Caprice PPV, Tahoe, Silverado, and Express van.