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West Australian Police choose Kia Stinger as highway patrol car

The West Australian Police Department has become the latest police force to select the Kia Stinger as its highway patrol replacement.

The Western Australian Police Department will roll out 50 Kia Stingers across the next 12 months to replace its Commodore and Falcon highway patrol fleet. This sees WA join Queensland as the latest police force to select Stinger.

In a statement, WA Police and Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts, said “We continue to give the Western Australian Police Force the money they need to replace their fleet and to provide the best service they can for the community of Western Australia,” Mrs Roberts said.

“These cars are fit for purpose and they are all 5-star ANCAP rated which is important for our officer safety.”

As with Queensland, the WA fleet will be the entry-level bi-turbo V6 models with 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque, providing out-of-the-box performance of 4.9 seconds for the 0-100km/h sprint. The cars are unmodified except for a plug-and-play wiring loom to manage the additional demands of multiple operational equipment systems.

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