The Malaysian assembler and distributor of Chevrolet cars, Naza Quest has submitted their widely popular Chevrolet Cruze and the Captiva SUV to the Royal Malaysian Police. This was done for the police to evaluate the models if they are good enough to be patrol cars in the future.
The ‘Proof of Concept’ units, which is made up of 2 Captivas and 1 Cruze was done at a ceremony at the 2nd General Police & Special Equipment Exhibition and Conference (GPEC ASIA 2011) held at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC).
According to Datuk Wira SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, the Naza Group Joint Group Chairman said that he is confident that they will surely surpass the requirements of the police force for their cars. The event also saw Naza Quest being the supplier of official vehicles for VIPs, guests and delegates involving 60 Chevrolet Captivas. The event involved conferences, services and exhibitions from the defence authorities of 11 countries.
The Royal Malaysian Police currently uses Proton Waja and the Mitsubishi Lancers as their patrol cars and while there were no confirmed plans to replace the current fleet, it seems that the Wajas could be on their way out to be replaced by new models which are faster and more efficient.