Till date Mumbai Police were seen patrolling in vehicle such as Maruti Suzuki Gypsy, Mahindra Bolero, Toyota Qualis and Mahindra Armada. But from now on, they will also be seen patrolling in new Maruti Ertiga MPV as 94 units of the same have been commissioned recently. All cars will be Ertiga LXi base variant.
All Maruti Ertiga MPV supplied to Mumbai Police were officially handed over on November 23 by Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. These cars are fitted with Mumbai Police livery, sirens and blue lights on top. Each area in Mumbai will receive one Ertiga with the name of area prominently displayed on rear bumper.
These Maruti Ertiga MPV models will be used specially for women safety and will hence sport a pink stripe on them. The cars will be deployed to areas under each police station with control room calls diverted to these cars in the vicinity. While the cars can take immediate stock of the situation on hand, locals will also be able to contact these cars in the event of an emergency.
Maruti Ertiga LXi is powered by a 1.4 liter K Series engine offering peak power of 90 bhp and 130 Nm torque. Being a base variant, the Ertiga will be devoid of air vents in the second row while safety features will include driver side airbag only.