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The Cruiser is a Cavale modified for police purposes, having the typical sirens, a lightbar, two spotlights for the front occupants (only used by the Police when in search mode). These are the most simple of all police cars, as these only features a lightbar on the roof, but is the only one where white lights are activated, as it is a different one (six blocks versus eight blocks of any police car).
In Watch Dogs, this version is used by the Chicago Police Department and features a white/blue scheme with blue and white emergency lights, "Police", "City of Chicago Police Services" and "Emergency 911" markings. In Watch Dogs 2, this version is used by the San Francisco Police Department and features a black/white scheme with red, white and blue emergency lights, "Emergency 911" and "San Francisco Police" markings. There is an Oakland variation of the Police Cavale, which only differs in the emblems on the sides and the rear doors are colored black, instead of white.
A special version of the Cruiser, known as the Elek Motors DedSec Patrol, is availible to the player upon the purchase of the No Compromise DLC. This vehicle appears to be a former SFPD Cruiser (all four doors are painted over). This Cruiser features a unique siren- When it is turned on, one of the megaphone quotes of a female police officer shall play, and traffic may disperse in a chaotic manner. The quote shall replay a second time if the player turns off the siren.
The Cruiser appears to be identical, if not the same, to the Cavale. The Cruiser has good performance, durability and handling, however, the vehicle lacks a high top speed, and the braking seems to fail to stop the vehicle in time. The acceleration time is rather quick, as seen when used in pursuits. Like the civilian version, police-used Cavales can take multiple rams from large vans and trucks, and can take many gun shots before they take damage.
Watch Dogs 2
The Cruiser in Watch Dogs 2 has superior performance when compared to the civilian version. The Cruiser has a high rate of acceleration, is more responsive and has a louder engine note than the standard Cavale, which feels numb in comparison. This allows it to make quick and accurate maneuvers without sacrificing speed for the sake of handling. It is the better of the two if the player must choose between it and a civilian variant for a task.
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- Madness Police Cavale: An alternate version of the Cruiser in Watch Dogs seen in the Madness Digital Trip. This one comes in a black and red/orange scheme with red/white sirens, "S.M.A.D.", "Control Freaks S.M.A.D. services" and "Execution 666". These also carry "MP 666" on their license plates, in allusion to the satanic-theme of the digital trip.
- Chicago Police Department
- San Francisco Police Department
- Oakland Police Department
- Marcus Holloway/DedSec
Watch Dogs 2
- Rarely found parked at The Wards Police station or patrolling. It commonly appears during police pursuits at low heat levels.
Watch Dogs 2
- Usually seen patrolling the streets and parked at police stations, as well as at lower to mid heat levels.
- The car did not receive this name in Watch Dogs, being only known as a police variation of the Cavale.
- Dispatch refers to the Cruiser as a "Patrol car".
- The scheme used by the pre-beta variant of the Police Cavale is based on the 2009 Chevrolet Caprice PPV concept car that was unveiled in 2009. Like the Caprice PPV concept car, the rims on the final version of the car resemble the concept car's rim & center cap.
- The design of the Cruiser has been altered in Watch Dogs 2, replacing its steel wheels with alloy sets.
- The Cruiser does not appear in the Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U version of Watch Dogs. The Police Sonarus LX takes its role, callsign (In addition to "High Powered Patrol Car"), and spawn patterns.
- However, S.M.A.D. Cavales still appear in the madness digital trip for all platforms. This is possibly because the Cavale is the only vehicle used by the control freaks.
- The Cruiser also appears in Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, where it is used by the police department of USA, South Africa, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain and Russia.
- In the earlier versions of Rainbow Six Siege, the model was based on the beta Cavale model that was featured on the 2012 E3 demo of Watch Dogs. This was subsequently changed in later versions, where it is replaced by the one based on the final Cavale model.