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FEB 2019

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28 POLICE FEBRUARY 2019 THE VEHICLE LINEUPS of the Big 3 American automakers— Fiat Chrysler America (FCA), Ford, General Motors— are in transition from sedans to SUVs and light trucks and from standard gasoline engines to hybrids and electrics. In the law enforcement market, only FCA Dodge is still marketing a standard gasoline engine sedan. SUVs now rule the patrol vehicle market. Here's a look at what your agency may be adding to its fleet this year. Chevrolet F or Chev y's law enforcement divi- sion, it's all about the Tahoe Pur- suit. e 2019 Tahoe Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV) comes in two versions, rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. Both versions of the Tahoe PPV are powered by a 5.3-liter V-8. e RWD version hit a top speed of 134 mph at the Michigan State Police evaluations last fall. e 4WD model clocked in at 121 mph. Starting with the 2018 Model Year, Chev y offered an optional Enhanced Driver Alert Package with its Tahoe PPV that includes automatic braking, collision alert, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and Safety Alert Driver Seat. ese options remain available for the 2019 model year. Dana Hammer, Chev y's product and marketing manager for law enforcement vehicles, said last year in a POLICE arti- cle ("e Next Generation of Patrol Vehicle," POLICE, February 2018) that fleet managers are demanding safety features that can prevent minor accidents. ey are reporting "many low speed forward accidents," he explains. PHOTO: FORD MOTOR COMPANY PHOTO: FCA This year the Big 3 are offering new SUVs, new engines, and new features for law enforcement fleets. David Griffith g Dodge Patrol Vehicles 2019 Ford

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