First it was the Dodge Charger Pursuit made for Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) looking to get a one up on criminals that think they can outrun the boys in blue. Then came the 2018 Dodge Durango Pursuit immediately followed by the 2019 Dodge Durango Pursuit. It was only a matter of time before the POs decided to look at other automakers and the fast vehicles they’re producing. Assuming no one wants to beat up a Chevy Corvette, the best choice for a sports car to get a badge is the one and only Kia Stinger.
There is no official name for the fleet of Kia Stinger police cruisers, but when it comes to the Queensland Police Service (QPS) in Australia, they surely won’t have any trouble catching up with the bad guys. Although the Kia Stinger GT trims are more powerful, to start, the Queensland Police will be putting 50 units of the 365hp 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 Stinger into service this year alone. Seems police forces around the world are starting to discover the potential of Kia Motors.
There’s no word yet on what kind of modifications one would see on a Kia Stinger police cruiser. It could take some cues from the West Coast Customs modified 2018 Kia Stinger for a power boost and mods for better handling in tough road conditions. It would be wise to grab a few ideas from the current Pursuit vehicles in America, such as special door panels made from high-grade kevlar and able to withstand gunfire from a 44 Magnum and lower, performance-tuned suspension, larger brake rotors, high-performance tires, and the QPS may want to look into a couple of safety add-ons. The 2018 Kia Stinger V6 trims may come with a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, and a front and rear park assist system, but for the Dodge police cruisers, these were upgraded to also warn the police officer if someone is approaching the vehicle and then engages safety protocols for maximum security.