The Civic Undercover Cruiser is a fictional unmarked patrol car utilised by the Rockport Police Department and Palmont Police Department. There are two models of the Civic Cruiser; the undercover model fitted with a full police package as well as a black body colour and the standard Civic Cruiser.
The unit is slightly heavier than the standard model but just as flimsy resulting in an ineffective means of pursuit against high durability vehicles. The power mixed with torque produced by the engine can become too excessive at low speeds and result in very little grip.
Officers driving Civic Undercover units are trained in the following advanced driving techniques: Box, Herd, PIT, Roadblock and Rolling Roadblocks. An excessively damaged or disabled unit adds $500 Bounty to the rap sheet of the suspect.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Carbon
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Civic Undercover Cruiser is a police unit in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases of Need for Speed: Undercover, utilised by the Tri-City Bay Police Department, and engages in a pursuit at condition 2, also known as Heat Level 2.
- The design of the fictional Civic Undercover Cruiser takes cues from the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, the 2002 Ford Police Interceptor Concept car, and the 4th generation Chevrolet Caprice.
- Pre-release screenshots of Need for Speed: Most Wanted show the Civic Undercover Cruiser was more similar in appearance to the Ford Crown Victoria. The same vehicle can be seen in the PlayStation 2 demo of Need for Speed: Most Wanted and in the released game's pre-rendered cutscenes.
- The Police State Muscle Cruiser takes on the role of the Civic Undercover Cruiser in the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: Undercover, but it can be found in the game files of those releases.
- Article: caranddriver.com (2002) Ford Police Interceptor Concept - 2002 New York International Auto Show. Available at: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a15137872/ford-police-interceptor-concept-auto-shows/