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.

Photo Gallery

  • Kannag Don Amenra


  • 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!

Audi Gets U.S. Pumped Up About RS6 With Touching ‘Avant Story’ Spot

The newly introduced 2020 Audi RS6 Avant will be available to buyers in the United States.

VW Recalling Nearly 700,000 Vehicles Over Rollaway Risk

The recall impacts more than 500,000 Jetta models.

Rtech’s Chevy Ponderosa Will Make You Forget About The Silverado HD

It’s a Chevy with a Dodge heart that produces a staggering 1,300 lb-ft of torque.

Donald Trump Attacks Automakers For Not Supporting Emissions Rollback

The U.S. president singled out Ford for coming to an agreement with the Golden State .

First Freightliner eCascadia Heavy-Duty Electric Trucks Start Field Testing In California

Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries will use two electric trucks, while customer deliveries are scheduled for 2021.

VW Officially Denies It Intends Buying A Stake In Tesla, But The Truth Is They’d Love To

Volkswagen qualified the report about its interest in buying a Tesla stake as “speculation without merit”, though things aren’t so simple.

Ford Charges An Absurd $10,000 For Painted Stripes On Shelby Mustang GT500

Those looking to purchase the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 can also pay $1000 for vinyl racing stripes.

Can The 2020 Toyota Supra Tackle BMW’s M2 Competition?

Even though some find the new Supra expensive, it’s actually cheaper then the Bimmer – and it’s no slouch, either.

Audi’s AI:Trail Quattro Concept Is An Electric Off-Roader Headed To Frankfurt

Sporting a futuristic design and quattro all-wheel drive, the off-roader is bound to turn heads.

2020 Toyota Camry TRD Seems Like A Bargain At $31,995

The 2020 Camry TRD is more than $11,000 cheaper than the Avalon TRD.