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 X||Sedan||2008–present||Delivered 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.|
|Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 GTS||Sedan||2010–present||Delivered on 2010. These patrol car fleet used along with Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X by Highway Pursuit / Patrol or VIP Escort.|
|Honda Civic Type-R FK8R||4-door hatchback||2019-present||Highway patrol and pursuit.|
|Proton Satria GTi||2-door hatchback||2000–present||Highway patrol and pursuit.|
|Proton Preve||Sedan||2013–present||Used as CID car in town.|
|Proton Inspira||Sedan||2011–present||Used as patrol car.|
|Proton Waja||Sedan||2000–present||Used as patrol car. In 2008 replaced to Waja CPS.|
|Kia Forte||Sedan||2011–present||Used by Bukit Aman and secret operation.|
|Volvo S80||Sedan||2008–present||Recently spotted on highways in Klang Valley. Probably will be used by Highway Patrol.|
|Honda Civic Hybrid||Medium Sedan||2003–present||–|
|Proton Perdana||Medium Sedan||1995–present||–|
|Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.5 VGT||SUV||2013–present||Delivered on 2013.Used by Bukit Aman and VIP Escort.|
|Ssangyong Rexton||SUV||2000–present||Used by the Auxiliary Police (In Malay: “POLIS BANTUAN”) only.|
|Nissan X-Trail||SUV||2000–present||Off-road & mountain patrol. Also used occasionally on street patrol and VIP duties.|
|Ford Explorer||SUV||2005–present||Off-road & mountain patrol. Can be spotted in hilly areas.|
|Proton Wira||Compact Sedan||1993–present||–|
|Proton Iswara||Compact Sedan||1990–present||–|
|Perodua Kancil||Super Compact||1996–present||–|
|Toyota Land Cruiser||4×4||–||–|
|Volvo 850||Station Wagon||1992–present||Used for highway patrol and pursuit.|
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 :
Our local Singapore Police on the other hand, have the BMW 3 Series at their disposal :