580 of them, to be exact.
Every few years, . They get a lot of usage after all, but the question is which brand of vehicle should these departments opt for? Ford, Chevy and Dodge as . But the California Highway Patrol, it was just announced, has placed an order for entire new fleet of sedans statewide. That chosen brand? Dodge. More specifically, that bad ass-looking Dodge Charger Pursuit.
An order for 580 Charger Pursuits is being filled with all deliveries expected to happen over the next two years. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) conducted a public and competitive bidding process that focused on which sedan could meet its needs regarding price, performance, and payload capacity. This is a big deal for Dodge as well because the CHP is the largest state police agency in the US. All Charger Pursuits here will be rear-wheel-drive, and a majority will be powered by the 3.6-liter V6 with 292 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It also delivers up to an EPA estimated 26 mpg highway. A few of these Chargers will also come powered by the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 with 370 hp.