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Mopar squads down under

by David Zatz on

Last December, we reported that, with Australian auto factories closing down, the police were looking at new choices.  According to numerous Australian sources, some police departments are favoring the Chrysler 300, a traditional rear wheel drive, V8 powered sedan.

Chrysler has a positive history in Australian policing, but left the country in the 1980s; most police cars were then locally-made GM and Ford products (some opt for cheaper cars, such as the Queensland Police, who chose Hyundai Sonatas).

The New South Wales Police bought a 392-powered Chrysler 300 SRT, but this isn’t meant for ordinary patrols; it’s more of an advertising piece for car shows and other events. Australian publication Drive reported that FCA was pushing hard to get police contracts, and that New South Wales will be buying more.

Many readers tipped us to this news, including David Kilderry, .


David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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