Euro-built Commo marks seven decades of Holden police cars in South Australia
The Holden Commodore has been recruited by the South Australia Police, with "more than 100" set to join the state's enforcement fleet over the next two years.
Holden has been supplying the SA Police with vehicles since 1948, with this latest agreement marking 70 years of service by the Lion brand.
In terms of variant, the vehicles supplied to the South Australian authorities will be based on the Commodore RS trim level, fitted with the 3.6-litre naturally-aspirated V6 and all-wheel drive.
"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,” said Holden’s director of sales, Peter Keley.
"Holden’s Australian engineers have worked collaboratively with SA Police to ensure this vehicle meets the leading safety and performance requirements needed for modern policing and importantly to ensure it is the safest vehicle possible to protect their frontline officers."
"We’re proud to see the new Commodore wearing the South Australian Police livery and look forward to seeing it in action on roads across South Australia," Keley added.
The first new members of the SA Police fleet were delivered this week, with the full fleet of "more than 100" vehicles to be "gradually deployed" over the coming 24 months.
It's the first time the new Commodore has been signed for duties with an Australian police launch so far, with the likes of the BMW 5 Series, Chrysler 300 SRT and Kia Stinger being recruited to replace the outgoing Australian-made Commodores in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.