Australian Police Put The Kia Stinger On Patrol

Law enforcement officials tend to take a different view of the world than the rest of us.

Where most of us see the opportunity for a good time, police see the possibility of danger. That’s their job. And the same goes, we might surmise, for performance sedans.

What civilians may see as a fun mode of daily transportation, the Law might see as a potential patrol car. Like the new Kia Stinger, for example.

With four doors and rear-wheel drive, the Stinger has all the makings of a good pursuit vehicle. That point wasn’t lost on the Queensland police department down in Australia, which has already adapted the Korean sports sedan just for that purpose.

Shared on Facebook by Downshift and brought to our attention by The Drive, this Stinger has apparently been upgraded with checkerboard livery, flashing lights, and (we’re sure) all the other equipment that’d turn a “civilian” vehicle into a police cruiser.

It looks like just the thing, in short, for Australia’s high-speed highways, especially now that the rear-drive, eight-cylinder Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon are things of the past.

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  • Alter Ego

    That not only looks like pure badass but I’m so happy to see this. Idk why really but I want this car to be very successful.

    • Glen

      I agree. I don’t know your financial situation but for me, knowing the GT trims will be ~$25,000 in two years with less than 30,000 miles makes me smile. That would be a fun car to pick up and it will still have 5 years left on the warranty. Both Kia and Hyundai (G70) should do well with these, as long as their expectations in a slowing sedan market are reasonable. Nice looking car.

  • Liam Paul

    kia really hit paydirt with this stinger, I see it being for kia, what the mustang is for ford

  • robotlogic

    It’s the only way they would have a chance at catching a V8 Holden UTE.

  • Steve Hatton

    I had to laugh at the “Australia’s High speed highways ” comment

  • psiqtas

    Actually Chrysler won that deal for 200 police cars in AUS with their 300 SRT (yeep, the 300 SRT 6.4 is still available out there)…could be even cooler then the Charger Pursuit!

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