FUNERAL director the Co-operative Group has taken on 18 Citroen C5s as transport for customers on their final journey.
The 2.0 HDi SX estates will be used by its newly-branded funeral business, Co-operative Funeralcare. They are fitted with full-length internal hearse decks and tinted window glazing in the rear compartment and are able to carry up to two removal coffins or stretchers.
Gloria Daly, Co-operative Funeralcare's transport manager, said: 'Prior to specifying these C5 estate cars, we examined a number of other vehicles. However, only the Citroen C5 offered the combination of load space, low cost of operation, comfort and an easily-adjustable load deck height. In service, these cars have proved to be very fuel-efficient and their two-man crews find them ideal for the purpose.'
During their four-year life with Co-operative Funeralcare, the C5 estates will cover up to 140,000 miles.