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.