By Steven J. Ewing
As lovers of fast driving, we at Autoblog normally try to stay as far away from police pursuit vehicles as possible. But in reality, the way automakers design purpose-built police vehicles is indeed worth a closer look. If we’re going to task the boys and gals in blue with keeping us safe on the streets, they need to be given the best tools possible for the job. And while a lot of that comes down to their own equipment, the police cruisers themselves play a hugely important role in all of this.
Chevrolet has long offered police vehicles, from Caprice old and new, to various Impala and Tahoe models. That last one is a particularly newsy topic right now, as Chevy recently unveiled its all-new 2015 Tahoe SUV (complete with its Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade siblings). At last week’s Chicago Auto Show, Chevy went a step further, giving us a closer look at Tahoe’s brand-new police-spec version.
In the video below, Autoblog West Coast Editor Michael Harley talks with Chevy product specialist Scott Vandekerckhove, who gives a full tour of what’s new with the Bowtie’s biggest cruiser. We check out what’s up front, under the hood, and out back. Scroll down for the full video, and just hope it’s the closest you’ll actually ever have to get to sitting inside one of these bad boys.
By Jonathon Ramsey
News of the Kia brand’s inclusion in this year’s onslaught of Super Bowl ads got out in December of last year, but other than the fact that the coming K900 flagship would carry the day, we knew nothing about the spot. Now AdWeek has revealed that it is Morpheus – he of The Matrix and guru for The One – who will guide us into a previously inconceivable reality in which Kia is a luxury car maker.
What we’ll get is a 60-second spot produced by David&Goliath agency, following Morpheus (played by the man who made him famous, Laurence Fishburne) as he does the thing he does best: presenting a choice to a couple at a valet stand, allowing them to choose a red key or a blue key and, Kia would certainly want us to believe by the end of an “unforgettable ride,” the truth.
It’s Kia’s fifth straight trip to the Super Bowl so it knows what to expect, but the task Morpheus has this time – to free your mind concerning the K900 – could be a task just as large as defeating all the agents and sentinels seeking Zion.
Official Press Release:
KIA TO UNVEIL SPORTS CONCEPT IN DETROIT
-First image of new concept car
-Designed by Kia team in Irvine, California
-2+2 sports concept to star at NAIAS
Kia is set to unveil a stunning sports car concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.
Conceived and designed by Kia’s California-based team at Irvine, the 2+2 sports car is aimed at delivering head-turning looks whilst providing superb driving enjoyment whether on the road or at the track.
The concept will be unveiled at Kia’s stand at the NAIAS on Monday 13 January.