I only realised that Iveco was Italian when I was reading about the new cars for the Hong Kong Police.
After more than a decade ordering 3 generations of MB Sprinters, HKP have changed their supplier with more than a hundred units of Iveco Daily. Ambulances (managed by Fire Services) are continuing with the Sprinter for now. I do like the front end of the Daily, it looks more stylish than the blunt Sprinter grille and lights.
Honestly, I’m surprised that the Ford Transit didn’t make their list as that was the go-to model in the 1990s and today’s Transit is as versatile as the Sprinter.
The first Dailys have entered service earlier this year. The question is, what happens when a police car has an engine fire?
Typical Patrol and Response unit:
And a Traffic Division unit with an oddly aggressive outfitting of window guards: