Did you know that the Malaysian police use Evo X and Type-R FK8s?


I’m not even kidding. Check these pictures out :


Our neighbours up north have some pretty cool cars in their police fleet. Here’s the list from Wikipedia :

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution XSedan2008–presentDelivered on December 2008. Known as Helang Lebuhraya Polis (Police Highway Eagle), these patrol car fleet will probably be used by Highway Pursuit / Patrol or VIP Escort.[1]
Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 GTSSedan2010–presentDelivered on 2010. These patrol car fleet used along with Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X by Highway Pursuit / Patrol or VIP Escort.[2][3]
Honda Civic Type-R FK8R4-door hatchback2019-presentHighway patrol and pursuit.
Proton Satria GTi2-door hatchback2000–presentHighway patrol and pursuit.
Proton PreveSedan2013–presentUsed as CID car in town.
Proton InspiraSedan2011–presentUsed as patrol car.[4][5]
Proton WajaSedan2000–presentUsed as patrol car. In 2008 replaced to Waja CPS.
Kia ForteSedan2011–presentUsed by Bukit Aman and secret operation.
Volvo S80Sedan2008–presentRecently spotted on highways in Klang Valley. Probably will be used by Highway Patrol.[6]
Honda Civic HybridMedium Sedan2003–present
Proton PerdanaMedium Sedan1995–present
Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.5 VGT SUV2013–presentDelivered on 2013.Used by Bukit Aman and VIP Escort.
Ssangyong RextonSUV2000–presentUsed by the Auxiliary Police (In Malay: “POLIS BANTUAN”) only.
Nissan X-TrailSUV2000–presentOff-road & mountain patrol. Also used occasionally on street patrol and VIP duties.
Ford ExplorerSUV2005–presentOff-road & mountain patrol. Can be spotted in hilly areas.
Proton PutraCoupe1990–present
Proton WiraCompact Sedan1993–present
Proton IswaraCompact Sedan1990–present
Perodua KancilSuper Compact1996–present
Perodua Kembara4×41999–present
Jeep Wrangler4×4
Toyota Land Cruiser4×4
Mitsubishi Pajero4×41990–present
Volvo 850Station Wagon1992–presentUsed for highway patrol and pursuit.
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You might be wondering why they need such powerful cars.

Well – remember that just Peninsular Malaysia alone (not counting East Malaysia) is 131,587 sq km in size, whereas Singapore stands at roughly 724 sq km.

This makes Peninsular Malaysia, or west Malaysia roughly 182 times the size of Singapore. And with such a big country, comes big roads and higher speed limits.

Just go onto YouTube and you can find plenty of videos of cars/bikes driving at speeds in excess of 250km/h on Malaysian highways, and you’ll understand the justification for the Evo and Type-Rs.

The Evo X has a 2-liter turbo engine producing 291 horsepower, 300Nm of torque and does 0 – 100km/h in 4.5 seconds.

The Type-R FK8 has a 2-liter turbo engine churning out 315 horses, 400Nm of torque, and does 0 – 100km/h in a respectable 5.7 seconds.

Although these are specs from the manufacturers, I am not surprised if the police vehicles are tuned to produce more power.

Aside to this, the PDRM are also using the new 2020 Toyota Altis as their patrol vehicles.

Check out this gallery of the PDRM’s (Royal Malaysian Police) vehicles :

Credits to Carlist.my , PaulTan

Our local Singapore Police on the other hand, have the BMW 3 Series at their disposal :

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