Queensland Police, Australia, has replaced the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon for all-wheel drive Kia Stinger. By the end of the year, law enforcement officers will receive 50 new cars. Other police units in the country also intend to switch to Korean fastbacks and SUVs, Carscoops writes.
“For us, this is a very important day” – says Commissioner Jan Stewart. “We needed something special for the service, and now we got it.”
The Stinger police officer is based on the top version with a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. The output of the unit, combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission, is 370 horsepower and 510 Nm of torque. From places to 100 km/h fastback accelerates in 4.9 seconds. The maximum speed is 270 kilometers per hour.
In June, Ford showed the first photographs of a police interceptor built on the basis of the next-generation Ford Explorer SUV. The model will debut in 2019 and will receive a hybrid power unit.