The next police car you see in your rear-view mirror in Sydney might be the new-generation Mini Clubman. You won't need to worry, though. Like most unorthodox Police-liveried cars, this one is purely for promotional duty.
Based at the Newtown Police Station, the car has been fully wrapped in police graphics and was officially handed over at MINI Garage Sydney in Alexandria, last week.
"Newtown Police is appreciative and very excited to accept the keys to the Mini Clubman," said Detective Chief Inspector Crime Manager, Damian Goodfellow.
"We know it will be a great conversation starter as it will turn a lot of heads and generate a lot of interest in our local area; it's such a great looking car," he said.
Being the second police car to come out of the dealership, with the BMW i8 delivered to Rose Bay Local Area Command last year, Simon Macedone, Dealer Principal of Mini Garage Sydney, believes the fun-sized Clubman will be perfect for the narrow streets of Newtown.
“Last year was the BMW Group’s centenary year, and a great year for Mini in Australia with sales up 12.7 per cent. The Clubman played a major role in this success as one of the newest models to join the current Mini line-up,” said Macedone.
“We’re thrilled to continue the MINI’s success in 2017, and our commitment to the community, with the handover of our second dedicated police vehicle, the MINI Clubman."
The newly added member to the police squad will be at no cost to the taxpayer while it is on loan by Mini Garage Sydney.