One of SsangYong’s dealers - Firs SsangYong at Hook Norton in Oxfordshire - has developed a paramedic ambulance conversion for the 4 wheel drive Rodius EX.
David Marson of SES Ambulance Services provides paramedic support at equestrian and other potentially dangerous country sports events, where the need to reach injured competitors or visitors across difficult terrain can present a real challenge.
He needed a 4x4 that also had sufficient interior space to carry even the tallest patient lying down and in comfort, while also providing room for a paramedic to attend to the patient while being swiftly transported away from the scene.
Dean Wood, partner of Firs SsangYong, said: “Having been unable to find what he needed from other vehicle manufacturers, David came to us with a very specific brief and the SsangYong Rodius EX had all the answers: 4 wheel drive, a low loading area, cavernous interior with a high roof, and critically the length for carrying a patient.
“Working with David and our suppliers we also designed a strong, lightweight and secure storage system for all the equipment needed. It is practical, versatile, well finished and all at a highly competitive price. The installation is also easily demounted to convert the ambulance back to being a comfortable family MPV.”
Marson added: “The Rodius is a first class solution to my requirements; I’ve been providing paramedic services to rural events for over nine years and this is the first vehicle to meet all my needs.”