The first Alfa Romeo and Jeep vehicles have been presented to the Italian State Police’s Crime Prevention Unit at the Police Academy (Istituto Superiore di Polizia) in Rome.
Police Chief Franco Gabrielli and Chief Operating Officer of the FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) EMEA Region, Alfredo Altavilla were joined by a new Giulia Veloce, finished in Highway Patrol livery – which will become the official ‘convoy outrunner’ – alongside special versions of the Jeep Renegade and Alfa Giulietta.
The Jeep Renegade Sport is equipped with a 120bhp 2.0 Multjet engine with 4x4 capabilities, making it ‘perfect for law enforcement activities in cities and hard-to-reach rural areas even in the toughest conditions’ says FCA. The 1.6 Multjet 120 bhp version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, with its performance features, is described as the car that best expresses the need for 'quick action and security' that the Police require.
The official convoy outrunners, Giulia Veloce have a 2.0 turbo petrol engine delivering 280 bhp and implements ‘Q4 technology developed to manage traction in real time to ensure the best in terms of performance, efficiency and security’.
Over the course of the year, the FCA Group has supplied many cars to the Italian Police, from the Fiat Tipo 5-Door for Prefectures and Police Headquarters, Fiat Panda 4x4 and Fiat Punto for Police Stations, Scudo and Doblò for Dog Units, and the Fiat Professional Ducato for transporting passengers and goods.
The ceremony reaffirmed the partnership between FCA and the Italian State Police that has run for nearly a century.