Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Community Classifieds | Driveway -

PO­LICE in Vic­to­ria have taken de­liv­ery of Holden Cruze sedans, ap­par­ently as a start of a re­place­ment for its tra­di­tional fleet of Com­modores, which goes out of pro­duc­tion next year.

CruzeSRi sedans will go on pa­trol im­me­di­ately and put Vic­to­ria in line with many other coun­tries where smaller, more ef­fi­cient cars have re­placed the big cruis­ers.

The CruzeSRi has a 132kW/230Nm 1.6 litre tur­bocharged en­gine cou­pled with a six-speed Ac­tive Se­lect trans­mis­sion and it has a spa­cious and welle­quipped in­te­rior.

Stan­dard fare in­cludes a seven-inch colour touch screen, hous­ing aMyLink in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem, although we’re not sure how much in­fo­tain­ment can be en­joyed on pa­trol.

Other ad­van­tages in­clude the car’s city-friendly size and power, its Oz­tuned han­dling and fuel ef­fi­ciency.

Cruzes with Opel, Vaux­hall or Chevro­let badg­ing are al­ready pop­u­lar as po­lice ve­hi­cles in Mexico, Rus­sia and Malaysia, with other com­pacts do­ing law en­force­ment work in var­i­ous parts of the world, in­clud­ing Hyundai i30s, Peu­geots, Toy­ota Corol­las, Pro­tons, As­tras, Citroens, VW Golfs, Sko­das and Ford Fi­es­tas.

Vic­to­ria's po­lice are us­ing the Holden Cruze sedans.

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