Locals may begin to see very different South Australian police vehicles in the near future after the department took delivery of Kia Sorento cruisers, News.com.au reported on Monday. It’s the first South Australian police vehicle revealed since Holden ceased manufacturing cars locally.
The Sorento scored well with the department and was among the top-rated vehicles in safety ratings and tests. Last year, the Sorento was named a finalist after it bested a number of other vehicles to become the Holden Commodore’s potential replacement. With the delivery of these new Sorento police vehicles, tests will begin in South Australia to evaluate the vehicle more closely.
Holden won’t keep out of the police vehicle segment, however. It plans to offer the German-built ZB Commodore in police trimmings for departments. The report said the Commodore police cruisers won’t be available until March or April of 2018.