Indian SUVs like Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Safari are a reliable and capable sets of wheels. Therefore they are used by police departments in other nations as well. Here's a list of all of them.
Cars from Indian manufacturers are often considered inferior in comparison to their competitors from international manufacturers. It isn’t, however, true in any aspect, since a lot of Indian manufactured cars are used by armed forces across the world. To let our readers know, we thought of compiling a list of some of the best Indian SUVs, which are used by police forces in different countries. Already feeling proud about owning a Tata and Mahindra product? Give this list a little read.
Mahindra launched the Getaway in the country when the demand for pickup trucks was inexistent. But, the vehicle appeared to be a capable one to the officers of Chandigarh police. And they got themselves a lot of them. Similarly, it caught the attention of the Italian police department as well. And, a lot of Scorpio Getaways can be seen patrolling in Italy.
Mahindra Scorpio – Sri Lanka, Maldives, and the Philippines
Mahindra Scorpio has been recently updated with BS-6 compliant engine. However, the car has been in the Indian market for a good 18 years now. With a reliable engine and capable drivetrain, the Scorpio is used by police departments of various states in our country itself. Therefore, it is not at all surprising to spot one in the convoy of international police departments as well.
Tata Safari was introduced in the country in 1998. The Safari Storme was the last iteration of the brand and was discontinued last year. It was highly loved by enthusiasts for the way it looked and ride quality it offered. For the very reasons, it is used by the Indian Army and as well as the Algerian police department.
Mahindra XUV500 – South Africa
The XUV500 broke the cover for the first time in the year 2011. Back then, it was the most-loaded SUV at its price point. For the very reason, the demand was so high that Mahindra had to use the lottery system to deliver the car. Also, Mahindra has been exporting it to different countries around the world like South Africa, Australia, and more. However, it is in South Africa, where the police personals can be seen patrolling in one.
Mahindra’s first-ever pickup truck – Camper is a mountain goat. By saying so you should understand how capable of a truck it is. However, in India, it is hard to spot one with police personals, but folks at NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) are quite a fan of this workhorse. Also, in South-Asian countries like the Philippines and Bhutan, police officers can be seen zooming past you in one of these.