California Highway Patrol orders Chargers
The built in Brampton Dodge Charger Pursuit police sedan will replace aging California Highway Patrol (CHP) sedans and utility vehicles.
FCA has announced the California Highway Patrol (CHP) has placed orders for more than 580 Dodge Charger Pursuit police sedans to replace aging vehicles in its fleet.
The Brampton built vehicles will be delivered over the next two years with the vast majority of the vehicles being delivered next year.
The California Department of General Services conducted a public, competitive bidding process aimed at selecting a vehicle based on price, performance, and payload capacity, the Dodge Charger Pursuit sedan was found to comply with enforcement vehicle specifications for the CHP, the largest state police agency in the U.S.
The new rear-wheel-drive sedans will replace existing high-mileage patrol vehicles currently in service.
The majority of the Charger Pursuit sedans in this CHP order are powered by the 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine which delivers 292 hp and 260 lb/ft of torque.
The V6 Charger Pursuit delivers up to an EPA estimated (US) 26 mpg highway.
The CHP’s order also includes a small number of Charger Pursuit 5.7-litre Hemi V8 models with Fuel Saver Technology to be used by training instructors at CHP’s Emergency Vehicle Operations Course in Sacramento.
The V8 model delivers 370 best-in-class hp for best-in-class acceleration performance.
CHP order includes some Charger Pursuit sedans equipped with the segment’s largest Uconnect 12.1-inch built-in touchscreen that enables a segment-exclusive integration of law enforcement computer systems with the easy-to-use and award-winning Uconnect touchscreen system.
The CHP plans to have all of the new Charger Pursuit sedans in service near the end of the calendar year. Additional CHP orders for Charger Pursuit sedans are forthcoming.