2009 Representation of General Motors donated the local police in Republic of South Africa three of cars. These three cars were Saab 9-3 Aero V6 and they are assigned to a special unit – “Flying Squad“.
This Saabs enabled the PE Flying Squad to reach high priority incidents, like cash in transit heists, armed robberies and high jacking anywhere in the city within 6 minutes!
The Saabs have worked hard for two years in the use, averaging 13,000 kilometers per month. 2011 police received new vehicles, but these Saab cars were still in operation. Two of the SAABs were still fully operational, having clocked over 272 000km per vehicle, while the third vehicle was written off in an accident during a high speed motor chase.