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Northern Territory Police choose Kia Stinger for highway patrol duties

The Northern Territory Police has announced the Kia Stinger has been selected to replace its Holden Commodore SS fleet of road traffic vehicles.

The Northern Territory Police has followed in the tracks of the Queensland and Western Australia with today’s announcement the Kia Stinger V6 will replace the NT’s fleet of Holden Commodore SS patrol vehicles. It has taken delivery of seven Stingers and will progressively replace all Commodores in operation.

In a statement, Commander Matt Hollamby, from the Northern Territory Road Policing Command, said the Stinger was trialed in the NT and found to be a suitable replacement.

“Holdens and Fords have been standard road policing vehicles in the NT for the best part of 50 years but now that they are not manufactured, it’s time for us to look at an alternative,” he said.

Commander Hollamby said that the new fleet of Stingers may not at first be immediately recognizable because of a redesign of the decals on the vehicles.

“The aesthetic of our decals hasn’t changed much in the past 15 years and we thought now was a better time than any to update those as well,” Commander Hollamby said.

“Members in the Road Policing Command provided input into alternative options and selected the preferred design which was completed in-house. Territorians can expect to see the new police vehicles out on the road from today.”


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.