19 armored Jeep Grand Cherokees become part of Italian Carabinieri’s mobile fleet

Article by Christian A., on November 1, 2018

Soon enough, some police officers in Italy would be chasing criminal in armored versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This comes as the Arma dei Carabinieri, an Italian military force charged with police duties, has ordered a fleet of 19 units of Jeep Grand Cherokee to keep them well-equipped to guard against criminals and catch them.

All-new, each of the newly ordered Jeep Grand Cherokee is dressed up and equipped to help the Carabanieri in their police work, especially in combating terrorism. The exterior of these special Jeep Grand Cherokee are wrapped in the force’s institutional blue livery, with clear and large Carabinieri letterings on the front and on the sides. Likewise, these special Jeep Grand Cherokee models come with all-new blue LED flashers on the tailgate, located beside the license plate.

To make these Jeep Grand Cherokee models capable of helping the Carabinieri, various parts were armored. These armored parts include the windscreen, side window and body, as well as their tires. Likewise, the suspension components of these tactical Jeep Grand Cherokees were reinforced, allowing them to have better on-road handling capabilities. As a result of these modifications, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has been transformed into a tactical vehicle that doesn’t just offer superb mechanical reliability to take on any mission while ensuring that members of the Carabinieri are safe and sound.

Inside these new Jeep Grand Cherokee mobile units are special equipment as well as advanced technological systems employed by the Carabinieri. These systems include the Odino system that connects -- in real time to the joint databases -- of the Italian Police, the vehicle registration authorities as well as the ANIA (Associazione Nazionale fra le Imprese Assicuratrici or Italian Association of Insurance Companies). The Odino system comes with a seven-inch Android tablet located placed on sliding tracks on the dashboard.

Special fleet of 19 Jeep Grand Cherokee models for the Carabinieri is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 Multijet diesel engine that delivers 190 hp of power output to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The first of these 19 Jeep Grand Cherokee models were recently delivered to the Italian Carabinieri in Rome. By the end of 2018, all 19 Jeep Grand Cherokee models would have been delivered – all performing their duties as part of the police force.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have been as supplier of mobile vehicles units for the Italian Carabinieri, starting after World War II when all patrol cars of this unit were Alfa Romeo models. In June 2018, Alfa Romeo turned over two Giulia Quadrifoglio units to the Carabinieri. In June, the Carabinieri started patrolling the streets with a fleet of Jeep Wranglers.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee has put on the uniform of the Italian Carabinieri and joined the anti-terrorism unit.

Sporting the Force's institutional blue livery, the special fleet of 19 Jeep Grand Cherokee models is powered by the 190-hp 3.0-litre V-6 Multijet diesel engine, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.

Various parts of the unstoppable Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles for the Carabinieri were armored, including the windscreen and side windows, tyres and body. The suspension components were reinforced to enhance on-road handling capabilities. The end result is a tactical vehicle capable of ensuring top-level safety for servicemen and women while offering outstanding mechanical reliability to successfully take on any mission.

These special Jeep Grand Cherokee models feature all-new blue LED flashers on the tailgate positioned by the sides of the license plate. In the cabin, they are equipped with the advanced technological systems used by the Force, such as the Odino system which connects in real time to the joint databases of the Italian Police, the vehicle registration authorities and Ania. The system runs on a 7" Android tablet and is conveniently placed on sliding tracks located on the dashboard.

The first of the 19-vehicle fleet was delivered to the Italian Carabinieri a few days ago in Rome. By the end of this year, the entire Grand Cherokee fleet will be on active duty across Italy, reinforcing the historic partnership between the FCA Group and the Carabinieri. The relationship was born after the World War II when all patrol cars featured the Alfa Romeo brand. The new Grand Cherokee fleet joins the Renegade and the Wrangler SUVs already in service with the Carabinieri and is enhanced by the legendary off-road capabilities of the Jeep brand.

Source: Jeep

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