General Motors is set to launch a new Chevy Traverse Special Service Vehicle (SSV) for the 2022 model year, offering law enforcement a fresh crossover to add to the fleet. Pictures of the new police-spec crossover are currently unavailable.
The 2022 Chevy Traverse SSV is framed as providing the same midsize capabilities used in government fleets, but for police duties, simplifying the up-fit process and offering numerous options to suit daily police work.
The options include an available heavy-duty cooling package, which is designed to support long idle times and towing. There’s also an option for a third-row rear seat delete.
Other notable features include an all-weather, removable floor covering and second-row seat protector, as well as the standard Chevy Safety Assist, which adds:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Forward Collision Alert
- Following Distance Indicator
- Front Pedestrian Braking
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- IntelliBeam automatic high beams
GM Authority first caught a Chevy Traverse police vehicle in full crime-fighting livery in May of 2019. GM had not announced any plans to offer a Chevy Traverse for police duty at that time.
Back in 2018, we asked GM Authority readers if GM should offer a police version of the Chevy Blazer or Chevy Traverse crossovers. Previously, the only General Motors utility vehicle on offer to law enforcement was the Chevy Tahoe PPV full-size SUV. According to the poll responses, most GM Authority readers (39.43 percent) felt as though GM should offer a police version for both crossovers, while 25.21 percent preferred the Blazer, 21.03 percent preferred the Traverse, and 14.33 percent said neither should be offered.
The 2022 Chevy Traverse introduces a full model refresh (other wise known as a mid-cycle enhancement, or MCE) for the crossover nameplate, slotting in as the fifth model year of the latest second-generation vehicle. Motivation is derived from the 3.6L V6 LFY gasoline engine, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque.