The new 2012 Chevrolet Caprice PPV (Police Patrol Vehicle) gives the law-enforcement community a very effective tool, and the Ashland Police Department just picked up three from Bill Harris GM in Ashland, OH.
The Caprice PPV is offered with two engines, a 3.6-liter V6 and a 6.0-liter V8. With the V8, the Caprice is rated at 15 MPG city and 24 MPG highway. The Caprice is not available in a civilian version and features many upgrades from the usual police-duty script, including upgraded suspension components, cooling system, and brake calipers, rotors, and pads. A second battery is also in place to make sure the car always starts even after sitting idle with lights, camera, and computers draining the juice.
The Caprice has a surprising amount of space inside. Also, the Caprice’s shifter is on the center console as opposed to the column where other police cars place it. The purpose of this is to make room for computers. The Caprice PPV is also offered in a “detective package” with more of a stealthier look.
From everyone at Bill Harris, thank you to the City of Ashland and Ashland Police Department and congratulations on three brand new Chevrolet Caprice PPVs. We can’t wait to see them on the road complete with the police wrapping and lights.