Residents of South Australia will have to keep an eye out for a new set of headlights. The 2018 Holden ZB Commodore has officially joined the police fleet.
It’s the first time the imported Commodore has been tapped for police duty and Holden said the ZB-generation car “blitzed” through SA’s test-drive comparisons. Following the initial tests, Holden and SA agreed to 100 ZB Commodore police cars for a three-month-long trial. A long-term contract is likely.
Holden has supplied SA with police vehicles for 70 years.
“SA Police have run an exhaustive comparison of vehicles from every manufacturer and we’re proud our latest Commodore has once again proven its credentials when it comes to vehicle safety, specifications, durability, dynamics, performance and importantly manufacturer and servicing support,” Holden’s Director of Sales, Peter Keley, said.
The cars themselves are RS V6 All Wheel Drive models featuring a 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine and a nine-speed automatic. The pedestrian Commodore with the same powertrain makes 308 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque.
Look for the ZB Commodore to hit the roads decked out in SA police graphics and lights over the next two years.