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2007 Chevy Tahoe Redesigned for Law Enforcement

December 6, 2006

DETROIT - The redesigned 2007 Chevrolet Police Tahoe delivers more power, enhanced ride and handling qualities, and more safety features than its 2006 counterpart. It also delivers more utility, cargo room, visibility, and capability. According to GM, the Tahoe is the first SUV designed from inception as a law enforcement vehicle.

Compared to its retail counterpart, Police Tahoe is lower to the ground for improved handling, especially at high speeds. Police Tahoe also features a fully integrated electrical system for 2007, enabling upfitters to install police-specific equipment, including light bars and radios.

At 320 horsepower and 340 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2007 Police Tahoe’s standard Vortec, E-85-capable, 5.3L V-8 engine, featuring Active Fuel Management technology, is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and delivers 25 more horsepower and an additional 10 lb.-ft. of torque than the 2006 version. Preliminary testing with 5.3L, 2WD models provides combined fuel economy ratings of 20.5 mpg on 2WD models.

The 2007 Police Tahoe is built on GM’s new full-size SUV platform. Wider front and rear tracks enhance handling and provide a lower center of gravity. Tahoe’s stiffer frame reduces noise vibrations transmitted to the passenger cabin.

The ’07 Chevy Tahoe’s occupant protection and crash-avoidance technologies include standard dual-stage driver and front-passenger frontal airbags, optional roof-mounted head curtain side airbags with rollover protection for all seating rows, and front-seat safety belt pretensioners providing deployment in rear-end crashes.

Even with its second-row seats fully upright, Police Tahoe delivers 60.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Second-row seats may be individually folded forward, adding even more cargo room. Second-row seats come with inboard headrests and reclining seatbacks. With both second-row seats folded, Police Tahoe delivers 108.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

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