We’ve been amazed by how the Dubai police keep adding supercars to their fleet. This was right after they bought guns and ammunition from Palmetto Armory. Dubai does this mostly to get attention, since police cars are an interesting topic. Even though Maruti Gypsy and Jeeps have been used by the Indian Police for decades, things are changing quickly. There are a lot of cars on duty right now. Take a look at this long list of Indian police cars:
Which state police force (Delhi Police, Andhra Pradesh Police, or Tamil Nadu Police) sent them?
Indian car buyers have given Toyota a great response on the market. One model that has proven itself to be a very good car is the Toyota Innova. Most taxi companies rave about how good Toyota Innova is and how reliable it is.
No wonder, since this MPV meets all the requirements for a police car. It has a lot of space inside, it doesn’t break down, it can go fast on the highway, and its high ground clearance makes it more useful.
Deployed by: Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana
Maruti Gypsy has been a favourite of the military for many years. Maruti Suzuki Gypsy is an off-roader with no extras. It’s very reliable because its mechanics are simple, and if something does go wrong, any roadside mechanic can fix it.
Maruti Gypsy is used to driving on dirt roads. If you put it in those conditions, the best SUV in the world, the Best, would give up before the Gypsy did. Since Maruti Gypsy hasn’t been updated since the 1990s, it’s starting to look and feel old.
Problems? It doesn’t have things like an air conditioner, power steering, etc. that are pretty standard. Even though it’s a small car, it’s not very good on gas. And the way it drives on the highway is really bad.
All things considered, the police still need this car because nothing else is like it. There are some jobs that can only be done by a Gyspy.
Used by the Delhi Police, the NCR, and Madhya Pradesh.
Taxi companies also booked a lot of the Chevrolet Tavera, just like they did with the Toyota Innova. It was less expensive than the Innova and had a lot to offer. It was easy to drive, had plenty of room for passengers, and used gas efficiently.
Again, a good person to be a police officer. Chevrolet has said goodbye to the Indian market, which is a shame. So, don’t look for the Chevrolet Tavera to join the other state police cars.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Haryana Police, Chandigarh Police, Mumbai Police, and Bangalore Police have all used it.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a great car if you want to make good use of space. From the outside, the car looks about average in size. But once you get inside, it’s a real 7-seat MPV with enough room for everyone.
Since it’s a Maruti Suzuki, it has a great service network and plenty of spare parts. This makes sure that these police cars never stop working. It costs less than the Toyota Innova and costs less to run over time. It saves the state money on property tax, but it means less utility for people.
Chandigarh Police used it.
In 2001, when the first Reva came out, electric cars were still new. Even though it’s still true in some ways. Add to that the fact that it is very small, and you have a vehicle that looks very cool. It could go as fast as 60 km/h and could go 50 km on one charge.
The Chandigarh police liked this car so much that they bought three Reva in 2006. These cars are used for patrolling in sector 17, sector 34, and near Sukhna Lake. But they were soon in the news because they were too expensive to fix and keep up.
Mahindra does not own the Reva brand, and the Reva e20 is a big step up from the first-generation Reva.
Madhya Pradesh Police used it.
Tata Safari came out for the first time in 1998, and it’s now a well-known brand in the SUV market. Tata has been able to price the Safari in the SUV market in a way that is very competitive.
This SUV has room for seven people and is also quite capable off-road. Tata also got a big order for Tata Safari Storme from the Indian Army. The Madhya Pradesh Police now have this SUV that looks like a man.
Karnataka Police, Maharashtra Police, Andhra Pradesh Police, Rajasthan Police, and Kerala Police all used it.
One of the most popular utility vehicles in India is the Mahindra Bolero. Its SUV-like looks and easy maintenance have made it popular and desirable in India’s Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.
Many state police in India choose the Bolero because it is a reliable and affordable replacement for old jeeps and Gypsys.
Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal used it.
When it came out, the Tata Indigo changed the market for cheap sedans. The success of this small sedan opened up a new market segment in India, and cars like the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Hyundai Xcent followed suit.
Tata Indigo proved itself as a taxi and ended up in the police fleets of Agra and Kolkata. It is cheap to keep up and run because it is a Tata diesel car.
Maharashtra Police and Goa Police have used it.
One of India’s oldest utility vehicles is the Tata Sumo. It’s not fancy, but it gets the job done.
India’s Police and other government agencies recently ordered 1542 Tata Sumo cars. A 3.0-liter diesel engine gives the Tata Sumo Gold 84 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. It gets 15 kilometres per litre.
Used by the police in Tamil Nadu and Telangana
Ford, an American brand, being on this list caught me by surprise. This is because the Ford Ecosport is too good of a car to pass up. India’s small SUV market is growing quickly, and Ecosport is a big part of that.
The Ecosport is a very stylish and comfortable car. It has a high ground clearance, which makes it easy to drive on bad roads and also makes it easy to drive on the highway. Ford has been advertising that its cars have lower service costs than those of its competitors. This is a big plus for it when it comes to getting into the police force.
Polaris RZR 800
Kerala Police and Gujarat Police have used it.
The Polaris RZR 800 is a vehicle that was made to do one thing, which is to go where no other vehicle can. The Polaris RZR is the best vehicle to use if you want to go on roads that not many people use.
Kerala and Gujarat first ordered this all-terrain vehicle to fight Naxalites, who usually hide in dense jungles.
Delhi Police, Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Karnataka use them.
Mahindra has a defence vehicle development programme, just like Tata. This is what led to the Mahindra Marksman. The Marksman is a vehicle that is only used to stop riots or terrorist attacks.
This is India’s first light vehicle made like a bulletproof capsule. It can keep bullets and grenades away from the people inside. It has holes on the sides where soldiers can shoot bad guys while being protected by Marksman, which is bulletproof.
Mahindra TUV 300
Maharashtra Police used it.
The Mahindra TUV300 is the newest small car to join the Maharashtra police force. This SUV is comfortable and roomy and is less than 4 metres long. It also looks tough.
The people who made this vehicle looked at a battle tank for ideas and tried to include many design features that remind them of it.
Mahindra Thar DI
Used by the police in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Rajasthan.
What is the best replacement for old Maruti Gypsy Jeeps? Is it the Mahindra Thar? Yes, it is. The only reason this is better for police work is because it has a more efficient diesel engine.
In contrast to the top-of-the-line CRDe Thar, the Thar DI still has a leaf spring suspension, which makes it more rugged off-road.
What is the most popular car in India?
One of the most popular Indian police cars is still a Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. But new vehicles are being tested and added to the fleet to take their place in the future.
What Motorcycles do Indian Police use?
Indian police use bikes like the Honda CBR250R, Bajaj Pulsar, Harley-Davidson Street 750, TVS Apache, Hero Splendor, and the good old Royal Enfields.