Chinese Cop Cruiser Round-up

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
chinese cop cruiser round up

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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  • Ubermensch Ubermensch on May 05, 2011

    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.

  • Jimbowski Jimbowski on May 05, 2011

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

    • Mazder3 Mazder3 on May 05, 2011

      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 The light bars look at least a decade out of date, there are no strobes/LEDs in the mirrors, and none of them have a cow catcher with a quad light setup.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....

  • Probert There's something wrong with that chart. The 9 month numbers for Tesla, in the chart, are closer to Tesla's Q3 numbers. They delivered 343,830 cars in q3 and YoY it is a 40% increase. They sold 363,830 but deliveries were slowed at the end of the quarter - no cars in inventory. For the past 9 months the total sold is 929,910 . So very good performance considering a major shutdown for about a month in China (Covid, factory revamp). Not sure if the chart is also inaccurate for other makers.
  • ToolGuy "...overall length grew only fractionally, from 187.6” in 1994 to 198.7” in 1995."Something very wrong with that sentence. I believe you just overstated the length by 11 inches.
  • ToolGuy There is no level of markup on the Jeep Wrangler which would not be justified or would make it any less desirable [perfectly inelastic demand, i.e., 'I want one']. Source: My 21-year-old daughter.
  • ToolGuy Strong performance from Fiat.
  • Inside Looking Out GM is like America, it does the right thing only after trying everything else.  As General Motors goes, so goes America.