Channeling my inner law enforcement persona, I asked Chevrolet if it would allow me to drive its updated 2015 Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV). I expected to be handed the keys to a full-blown police cruiser, a black and white complete with sirens and strobe lights, but instead a nondescript silver SUV with black steel wheels was deposited in my driveway. I was honestly a bit disappointed – until I realized it was mechanically all cop.
General Motors, like many other automakers, sells modified versions of its civilian vehicles for commercial duty. While some end up stripped, gutted and essentially de-contented for a service life of hauling flowers, lumber or frozen fish, vehicles headed to police duty are upgraded for a service life of reining in bad guys between ensuring security at donut shops.