With the new generation of imported Holden Commodores gathering in numbers since its launch earlier this year, it’s high time the previous VF units and earlier are reconsidered to make way for the newer breed as police patrol and pursuit vehicles.
After blitzing an “exhaustive test drive” by evaluators from the South Australian Police, the first batch of ZB Commodores will be joining the fleet this week - specifically the all-wheel drive RS variant with its 3.6-litre naturally aspirated V6 with 235kW and 381Nm.
Over the coming period, Holden expects to supply over 100 units of the all-new Commodore to SA Police, both for general duty cruisers and high patrol cars, continuing a tradition of tight cooperation between the brand and the state’s law enforcement that dates back to 1948. And as part of their fleet upgrade plans, even more ZB Commodores will be gradually deployed over the next 2 years.
“SA Police have run an exhaustive comparison of vehicles from every manufacturer and we’re proud our latest Commodore has once again proven its credentials when it comes to vehicle safety, specifications, durability, dynamics, performance and importantly manufacturer and servicing support,” Holden’s Director of Sales, Peter Keley, said.
“Holden’s Australian engineers have worked collaboratively with SA Police to ensure this vehicle meets the leading safety and performance requirements needed for modern policing and importantly to ensure it is the safest vehicle possible to protect their frontline officers,” he added.