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Two Giulia in Veloce trim, a Giulietta hatchback and a Jeep Renegade have reported for duty with the Polizia di Stato in Italy – honoring a long standing tradition in their home country.

The Italian Polizia di Stato (State Police) has a huge pool of patrol cars in the fleet, just like any European force. They can have anything from Seats to Subarus, but of course the most traditional cars to wear the la polizia’s distinctive pastel blue and white livery are the ones produced in the country. This is why we’re almost fundamentally associating them with the Fiat Group – now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. And the Polizia has long been favoring the Alfa Romeo brand for its dynamic capabilities, ever since the 1950s when they started using the 1900Ti – a model that is almost universally considered to be among the first true sports sedans.

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The association is honored to the present day, with Alfa Romeo now donating to the force two all-new Giulia Veloce examples. Both have under the hood the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, turbo engine packing 280 horsepower, sending power to all four wheels to achieve a 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint in 4.9 seconds. The Giulias seem to have been introduced as rapid couriers, but maybe if the trials go well they will become the intended replacement for the large fleet of 150 models of the La Polizia. The state force also took commission of an Alfa Romeo Giulietta and a Jeep Renegade, with the latter being of course the most interesting choice – 2.0-liter diesel motor with 120 horsepower and AWD.