To begin, we should point out that the 2020 Silverado police truck is technically offered as an SSV (5W4), or Special Service Vehicle. This differs from a PPV (9C1), or Police Package Vehicle, in that the SSV-based Silverado police truck is basically a fleet-level vehicle which is then later customized for police duty, as opposed to a PPV which is offered as a police vehicle from the outset.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado police truck is built on the Work Truck 1WT equipment group, and is equipped with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L82 engine. Output is rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic handles transmission duties. Both 2WD and 4WD are offered.
Body configurations for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado include either a Crew Cab and Short Box, or Crew Cab and Long Box. Seating capacity is maxed at 3/3 front and rear.
The 5W4 Special Services Package includes special calibration(5J1) that disable the keyless remote panic button for the exterior lights and horn. It also adds calibration (5J3) to disable the interior and exterior automatic lighting, which is activated by adding a wired connection to the BCM via an upfitter. There are also provisions for grille lamps, siren speakers, a horn and siren circuit from the factory as well. The rear doors are inoperable from inside the vehicle.
Additionally, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado with the 5W4 SSV package includes the following content:
- High-capacity air filter (K47)
- 220-amp alternator (KW5)
- 120-volt outlet (KI4)
- 120-volt bed-mounted power outlet (KC9)
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is offered in a number of unique SEO color options, which are optional in conjunction with the standard colors, but are only available when ordering five or more vehicles at one time.
The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado is also offered with the Z71 Off-Road package, which includes:
- Off-Road suspension (Z71)
- Hill Descent Control (JHD)
- Skid Plates (NZZ)
Like all SSV Silverados, the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado police truck is produced at GM’s facility in Silao, Mexico. The customer can then ship the truck to upfitter Kerr Industries, which adds the lights and other police-specific components before it’s delivered.