By on May 5, 2011


There is a Police Equipment Show in Beijing, and it’s a meeting of the minds: Chinese cops want to get out of their Santana wagons (read gen 2 Passat Variant), and Chinese carmakers want a slice of the lucrative government pie. Our friend Tycho of ChinaCarNews (formerly known as went to the show and took his camera along. Above a uniformed Shanghai-Volkswagen Passat Lingyu, the logical successor of the ubiquitous Shanghai-Volkswagen Santana. More Chinese police after the jump …

Brilliance brought two cars which they hope to sell as Chinese cop cruisers. This is a Brilliance FSV.

And this a Brilliance BS6. This is the car I would take. It’s got my name on it.

The Suzuki Alto, a kei car of Japanese lineage, is probably better suited for parking regulation enforcement than for the hot pursuit of speeding bimmers.

Ford fields a Mondeo. In lieu of Panther love …

Dongfeng-Nissan shows an X-Terra, complete with video equipment.

More pictures of China cop cruiser hopefuls at ChinaCarNews.

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3 Comments on “Chinese Cop Cruiser Round-up...”

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    I can’t imagine the nightmare of trying to maintain a fleet of VW police cruisers. The motor pool must order ABS modules, coil packs, and MAF meters by the gross.

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    Do they get as excited about lighting setups as do some folks here?

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      Apparently not. The light bars look at least a decade out of date, there are no strobes/LEDs in the mirrors, and none of them have a cow catcher with a quad light setup. I should send them a Galls Catalog….

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