The police officers in Sydney have just received a new member to their fleet: the Alfa Romeo Mito . Painted in white with blue check stripes, the new Mito police car has been chosen because it attracts a lot of attention and is a talking point; meaning the police use it to connect with communities and build stronger relationships.
"When it comes to visibility, the MiTo has proven to be an exceptional car, attracting attention and interest like no other car, with its primary role as providing a talking point from which we can discuss road safety." – Chief Superintendent Bradley Shepherd, said. "We see this as practical and highly cost effective way that we can play our role in a safer community for everyone. Our cars assist the Police in making contact with a wide range of people so they can discuss and offer help with road safety and crime prevention, as well as providing the practical assistance of transport. We believe that this is a very positive role that we can play in the community."
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The Alfa Romeo Mito being used as a police vehicle is armed with the car control technology called DNA. This technology comprises of three traction and stability control programs; Dynamic, Normal and All-weather. The Dynamic mode provides cornering feedback, more engine power, and a relaxed stability control setting. The Normal mode allows for lighter steering and an engine tune designed to provide better fuel economy. The last mode does exactly what it says it does. The All-Weather mode assists the drivers through all types of weather conditions including heavy rain, snow, mud, etc.
The Australian police have had their share of interesting cars in the past including the Holden HSV GTO , Lotus Exige and Chrysler 300C . Other countries have had their hands on some pretty interesting cars themselves. The Bulle in Germany have driven around in a Brabus CLS Rocket and a Porsche 911 Carrera , La Pula in Italy have rocked the Lamborghini Gallardo and theSmart car , and the Boys in Blue in the USA have seen the likes of a Dodge Magnum , a Dodge Viper , and a Corvette C6 .