The all-new Toyota Corolla is set to be selected as the new patrol vehicle for the Royal Malaysia Police, or PDRM, with a prototype unit of the modified vehicle showcased by Go Auto to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today.
Go Auto, the fleet provider for the Toyota Corolla, said today that it has received a letter of intent from the Home Ministry to supply 425 units of mobile patrol vehicles (MPV), to replace the aging Proton Wira and Proton Waja in stages.
The fleet will come with five years of free service, and each unit will be customised with additional police-specific accessories. These include the Integrated Light Sound System, Fleet Management System, as well as the Very High Frequency radio set.
The preparation of this police-spec Corolla prototype is an early step to ensure immediate approval and swift delivery, according to Go Auto. At the moment, the company is currently awaiting for final decision by the Ministry of Finance on the supply.
The first 100 units of the new MPV is scheduled to be delivered in less than two months, where PDRM will be able to utilise the fleet in the days leading up to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2020 forum, which will be hosted in Kuala Lumpur.
Go Auto Group Executive Director, Dato’ SM Azli SM Nasimuddin said, “This is the second time Go Auto has been awarded with a tender. Before this, we successfully delivered 200 units of four-wheel-drive (4WD) to RMP last year, which was earlier than the expected timeframe.
“We are actively bidding in open government and private tenders as it is part of our business diversification,” he added. “Our main focus is ‘Special Vehicle’.”