Chevrolet announced today that law enforcement officers will now get more miles per gallon and a more powerful engine with the new 2012 Chevrolet Impala Police Car.
The 2012 Chevrolet Impala Police Car gets a new 3.6L V6 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission that helps it produce 302 hp, while delivering an estimated fuel-economy of 17/27 mpg (city/highway) – a 3 mpg increase over previous Impala models and 28 percent better than the Ford Crown Victoria. 0 to 60 mph in the 2012 Chevrolet Impala comes in just 6.6 seconds. 60 to 0 comes in 132 feet. Chevrolet says that the Impala’s steering and suspension systems are also new for 2012, which help reduce body roll and improving handling.
“Because our police customers need to conserve their budgets, we designed the 2012 Chevrolet Impala Police to help reduce fuel costs while standing up to the toughest environments and most demanding situations,” said Dana Hammer, police vehicle manager for GM Fleet and Commercial Operations.
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Retail customers will also get the new 3.6L V6 engine when they purchase the 2012 Chevrolet Impala.
“The enhancements to the 2012 Impala’s powertrain, steering and suspension produce a new vehicle that has improved performance, handling and safety features for police and general consumers,” said Darren Post, vehicle line director for Impala. “And they’ll see a savings at the fuel pump.”
The next-generation Chevrolet Impala isn’t due until the first-quarter of 2013 as a 2014 model year.
– By: Omar Rana