High visibility Lexus working with NSW Police
(L-R) Acting Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar,
Inspector Chris Craner
and Inspector Jim Fryday take delivery
of their Lexus GS and RX hybrids.
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24th June, 2014
Lexus Australia has partnered with New South Wales Police to provide two
hybrid powered high-visibility police vehicles for its Road Safe and Snow Safe campaigns.
Launched as part of the commencement to the official ski-season, Lexus GS and RX 450h models will patrol the state's
Southern Region, stretching from the Royal National Park on Sydney's outskirts through to the snowfields.
The vehicles will be used at a variety of regional and community based activities across the state, including roadside
campaigns, sporting and community events and motor sport events.
Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley said that Lexus' involvement with NSW Police has two purposes.
"Lexus' involvement with NSW Police will assist in their efforts to engage with the community, while also
highlighting the flexibility and diversity of the Lexus hybrid vehicle range," Mr Hanley said.
Inspector Jim Fryday from NSW Police Force's Southern Region said the Lexus hybrids will play a pivotal role in local
road safety campaigns.
"Road safety remains one of the top priorities for police, and unique cars like a Lexus are a great way to engage
with the community and discuss safe driver behaviour," Insp Fryday said.
"The Lexus hybrids will give us an opportunity to talk to people on an informal basis and hopefully make a positive
impression about police and what we do".
"One of the hybrids will be our 'Snow Safe' community car throughout the ski season - it will be highly visible and
remind motorists to slow down, check for hazards and arrive safe".
"The other hybrid will be used at sporting events, including NRL and NBL games in the Illawarra, V8 Supercars at
Bathurst and Sydney, and community events throughout southern NSW," Insp Fryday said.
Road Safe and Snow Safe are initiatives of the NSW Police Force targeting speeding, drink-driving and driver fatigue,
with a focus on motorists travelling to and from the snow fields.
The Lexus GS 450h is powered by a petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain developing a combined power output of 254kW and
can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 5.9 seconds.
The RX 450h SUV is powered by a 220kW petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain and features an innovative E-Four all-wheel
drive system that ensures the ideal amount of grip is applied across all four wheels.
Both models have a fuel consumption rating of just 6.3-litres of fuel per 100km (combined cycle).
The vehicles commenced duties on the Queen's Birthday long weekend.