Mazda joins a select club. We refer to the other brands that are currently used as police cars. While Germans use Golfs and Passats, Americans Dodges, Fords and Chevys and the Brits Vauxhalls, Japan is in for a big change.
Lineup for patrol cars will be completed with Mazda CX-5. The car will join the Toyota Crown sedans used by police officers to keep people safe. Curious what put Mazda on the map of chioices?
Well it seems that the decision has to do with the snow that can not be surmounted by the Crown.
Mazda CX-5 was launched in 2012. The standard model comes dual zone climate control just great to keep the Japanese policemen warm during winter.
The SUV will patrol the Onomichi Matsue lines and is expected to go into service by the end of the current fiscal year (March 2015). The car that provides no less that 150 horsepower will be delivered in white/black and kitted out with sirens.
Not only this but all the models will be equipped with the Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter diesel engine and four-wheel drive. A big plus on the list is constituted by the security offered by 4×4 and fuel consumption rating of 18 km/l.