The Queensland police department in Australia has revealed its replacement for the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon highway patrol cars, which is the Kia Stinger GT. This week, 50 units of the performance sedan will begin roaming around the state, and the fleet will grow to include approximately 200 Stingers later on.

According to a report by News.com.au, Kia has been actively pursuing the police fleet business to break the hold that Holden and Ford have had on the law enforcement market for decades.

Other police departments in the country are still evaluating prospective replacements, with some already making their decision. Victoria Police, for instance, settled on the G30 BMW 530d in September last year.

The Stinger GT’s used by the police force will feature a 3.3 litre twin-turbo Lambda II V6 petrol engine and all-wheel drive. The mill makes 365 hp and 510 Nm of torque, which should be more than sufficient to chase down most law violators. All police Stingers come with an array of police equipment too – emergency lights, sirens and communication radios.

“You often hear Police Ministers talking about providing the best equipment for those at the coal face. In this case I truly believe we have been able to do that,” said Queensland police minister, Mark Ryan.

“The Stinger performed very well in all areas and we had nothing but top reports from all the field officers. The result is a road policing first for us, the first foreign car to perform these duties,” added Queensland police assistant commissioner (Road Policing Command), Mike Keating.

While Australians are converting Stingers into police cars, we in Malaysia are eagerly awaiting the launch of sedan, which has been teased recently. A Stinger in PDRM livery should be quite interesting, don’t you think?