Late last March, GM launched the 2023 Chevy Silverado Police Pursuit Vehicle, or PPV, showing off the first-ever pursuit-rated iteration of the Chevy Silverado pickup truck. Now, we’re getting a closer look at the new Chevy Silverado PPV with the following video.
Coming to us from the General Motors Fleet YouTube channel, the video is about eight-and-a-half minutes long, and goes over the many features on offer with the 2023 Chevy Silverado PPV. To note, GM previously offered the 2022 Chevy Silverado SSV (Special Service Vehicle), but that vehicle is not considered “pursuit-rated.”
By comparison, the Chevy Silverado PPV was designed for high speeds and dynamic capability, without sacrificing the comfort and storage required for an everyday patrol vehicle. The truck is based on a Crew Cab / Short Bed body configuration, with the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine under the hood. Peak output is rated at 355 horsepower, which is directed to the four-wheel drive system through the GM 10-speed automatic transmission.
Standard spec includes the Z71 package, which adds in a set of Rancho shocks, locking rear differential, and underbody skid plate protection. There’s also a two-inch suspension lift available as an optional extra for added agility off paved surfaces. In the corners, you’ll find 20-inch black steel wheels, the same wheels equipped by the Chevy Tahoe PPV, with 20-inch Goodyear all-terrain speed-rated tires used for the rubber. Under the rollers are plus-sized six-piston Brembo front brakes and 16-inch brake rotors, adding additional stopping power to the package.
The 2023 Chevy Silverado PPV is equipped with a number of features to help law enforcement on the job, such as Protected Idle, which allows officers to leave the vehicle unlocked and idling without the ability for the vehicle to be driven without the presence of a remote key, thus allowing the officer to quickly access onboard equipment without cycling through a restart after returning to the cabin.
Check out this feature and more in the full video below: