• Sep 3, 2008


Click above for high-res gallery of the Kuwaiti cop-issue Chargers

Choosing them for their portrayed image of "strength and power," officials in Kuwait have ordered 150 Dodge Chargers to be modified as police vehicles. As the Charger is the leading volume vehicle for Chrysler LLC in the Middle East, the choice doesn't come as much of a surprise. Delivery of the cop cars, however, isn't expected to take place for another couple months. In the meantime, the lot of them are heading to Canfield Equipment Service in Michigan where they'll be fitted for their new Kuwaiti roles in traffic, security, and emergency response. (Here's hoping none of our readers get a chance to check them out from the back seat once they're in service).


[Source: Chrysler]

Kuwait to Take Delivery of Dodge Charger Police Cars

A Kuwaiti delegation visited the U.S. to inspect and approve the upfitting of 150 Dodge Charger police vehicles purchased by the Ministry of Interior. Selection of the 2008 Dodge Chargers was a natural choice; Charger is the number one volume vehicle for Chrysler LLC in the Middle East.

"Chrysler is proud to have worked with Kuwait's Ministry of Interior in the sale of these Dodge Charger police vehicles," says Trent Barcroft, Managing Director – Chrysler Middle East Regional Office. "Chrysler has partnered with other countries in the sales of Charger police vehicles and we will look for additional opportunities to increase sales and expand the Dodge brand in our market."

During their four-day trip to Detroit, the delegation officials visited the Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., and experienced the performance of the Charger police units at a ride-and-drive at the Company's Chelsea (Mich.) Proving Grounds.

"Reflecting an image of strength and power is important for our law enforcement officials and the Dodge Charger portrays this image to the Kuwaiti people," says Deputy Ministry of Interior, Musaed S. Al-Guwainem. "The Charger police cars are being customized with the necessary equipment for three different government vehicles – traffic, security and emergency response – where speed, handling and functionality are critical to their job."

Selection of the Dodge Charger as a national police vehicle will provide the civilian customer a sense of security and trust that the Charger meets rigorous governmental standards and will offer the private buyer excellent value and safety.

Upfitting of the 150 Dodge Chargers is being performed at Canfield Equipment Service, Inc. in Warren, Mich. Delivery of the vehicles to Kuwait is expected to be completed in the next two months.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      i`m from kuwait .. guys there are only 3 bugatti veyron in kuwait and i didn`t see it yet in the street i just heared ...!

      guys KUWAIT IS A MODERN COUNTRY !!!!!!!!!!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good to see Kuwait giving a tiny bit back to the country from which they've taken so, so much. This should keep a few people in Michigan from losing their jobs for a month or two, by that I mean the people outfitting them for police service, not Chrysler. 150 Chargers won't make a dent in their troubles.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Uhm, guys? I'm from Kuwait and ordering 150 Chargers is plenty, really. Do you even have to ask why? It's a very VERY small country that's (usually) forgotten when Middle East countries are mentioned. Either way, would you stop classifying us as greedy, rich people? Some of us (or wait, most of us) aren't. I mean, I drive a Caprice (branded as a Chevrolet in the Middle East but is really a Holden Statesman) and it's not exactly a Bugatti or a Koenigsegg. So please, keep the "Middle Eastern people have too much money" jokes/puns to yourselves.
        Andrew
        • 6 Years Ago
        my friend has a koenigsegg and im american HAHAHAHA SUCKS FOR U, and btw the entire middle east DEFINATLY is not rich, only the UAE and Kuwait
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's the great thing about America, we don't have to keep our jokes/puns to ourselves. Plus all us Americans are just fat, fast food loving cowboys anyways right?? :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      do you think we could drop the number down to 149 and drop one off in my driveway?
      • 6 Years Ago

      General Motors Canada produced a special order of 1981 Chevrolet Malibu sedans with 229 cid 110 hp V6 engines, 3-speed manual transmissions, air conditioning, HD cooling, 14 inch stamped steel wheels with trim rings and "baby moon" center caps for the Iraqi government. The order was rejected due to quality issues notwithstanding GM sent a dozen engineers, mechanics and a planeload of spare parts to Iraq to correct the complaints. The cars were ultimately shipped back to Canada and publicly auctioned at greatly reduced prices averaging CDN$6800. They later acquired celebrity status.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Veyron will just run out of gas before it gets too far =)
        • 6 Years Ago
        No kidding! The Veyron can actually burn through a full tank of gas within 12 minutes.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope you aren't being serious.

      Good luck outrunning radios in a Veyron.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Good, they're stepping away from those tired Crown Vics....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually, one of the cities where I'm from ordered all V6's and they are lumps. They all want their tired Crown Vics back! So hopefully they ordered the V8's :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      vic mackey drives a charger and he seems to be extremely effective.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I heard that some Middle East countries do use American cars as cop cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Not sure, I think Dubai even has some Holdens in their police fleet.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Amazing car and a great cop car its strong as nails and its good to see American all over the world.
      Andrew
      • 6 Years Ago
      nothin like american muscle to catch the kuwaitis lambos
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