Victoria Police chooses 2015 Holden Cruze SRi as new patrol car
Victoria Police has selected the 2015 Holden Cruze SRi to serve alongside the Commodore with the first cars expected to hit the beat in October.
AS THE COUNTDOWN to the end of the Commodore continues, Victoria Police has announced it will put the 2015 Holden Cruze SRi into service in October. The smaller Australian-built Cruze SRi will serve alongside the Commodore as a patrol car; it’s unlikely it’ll serve as a highway patrol car.
Holden’s Executive Director – Sales, Peter Keley, said Holden had been working closely with Victoria Police to ensure we provided them with the right vehicle for the tough job.
“Cruze has all the attributes to make it an excellent patrol car. Its city-friendly size and power combined with its specific tuning for Australian roads ensures the police are in good hands,” said Mr Keley.
“We are very proud of our strong relationship with Victoria Police and are very confident these Holden vehicles will perform extremely well.”
The Cruze SRi runs a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 132kW and 230Nm of torque, this is mated to a six-speed Active Select transmission. According to Holden, the Cruze serves in a number of other police forces around the world, including Mexico, Russia and Malaysia.