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Honda wins largest yet police fleet deal

WILTSHIRE Police has signed Honda's largest yet deal for police specification vehicles in a contract worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The 40-car deal includes the new Civic, Accord and CR-V models, most of which will be seen in police livery. They will be used in all aspects of front-line police work and are expected to cover at least 100,000 miles in their service life.

Steve Botham, fleet manager at Wiltshire Police, said: 'We have been operating Honda products for the past 10 years and have forged close links with the Swindon factory. 'The partnership has achieved a commitment from Honda to produce police specification vehicles that have proved to be among the most reliable police vehicles operated by the force and the most cost-effective. This also confirms our commitment to local industry and the community.'

Wiltshire Police will be purchasing all its petrol-engined vehicles and equipment from Honda over the next three years, provided there is a suitable vehicle for the class of intended police use within the Home Office framework agreement.

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