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Posted: Oct 9 2020, 11:23 PM
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I agree that the old one looked better. It's somehow "more Canadian". laugh.png


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Posted: Nov 26 2020, 01:30 PM
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I have excellent news!


With the Holden brand being discontinued next year, the New Zealand Police have had to consider a new patrol car for their fleet. After testing 12 models from 7 manufacturers, they have now chosen one: the Škoda Superb!

They will be using the station wagons in both 2WD and AWD versions. The new Superbs will be revealed early next year and should be ready for duty in April.

It may seem a bit strange that they chose the Superb, since police forces in Europe normally use the Octavia. However, New Zealanders are used to larger cars, which are still quite popular; in fact, city cars such as the Hyundai i10 and Toyota Aygo are not even sold here officially. (The Ford Ka and Škoda Citigo were, but they didn't last long.)

I'm quite partial to Škoda, so I'll be very excited to see one of these new patrol cars when they arrive! biggrin.png


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Posted: Dec 31 2020, 03:30 AM
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Good for them. I'm surprised they went with station wagon, but apparently they preferred its practicality over the liftback. I wish our police would get Superb for anything else than unmarked highway patrol, but at first they wanted to switch from Octavia to something bigger, like Kodiaqs that they have just got for "scene commanders" in Prague:

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And then they have ordered more than 1200 marked Skoda Scala patrol cars. I mean it's better than the Hyundai i30 that bid against it, and definitely better than driving around in rusting Octavia from 2008, but they wanted to upscale, and instead they downscaled. dry.png I can't but to scratch my head. Also, I can only hope that rapid response would still get Octavia at least, because the times when four officers in tactical gear climbed from Felicia are long gone. tongue.png

On the other hand, the (in)famous municipal police of Lázně Bohdaneč got tired of servicing their constantly broken Ford Kuga, and got themselves an early Christmas gift:

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Their new design is kinda wild, and literally taken off the NSW police Audi RS4, but at least it's not polizei rip-off, like what they have on Kuga. And it's nice to see, that they don't associate the idea with people behind it, going with the cheapest option available instead (like what happened in Chvaletice, where the history repeated itself, Mayor who established local police lost the elections, all officers resigned, and left, while new management sold their Charger, and bought Dacia Duster). dry.png


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