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Mitsubishi confirmed as preferred Highways Agency supplier

Mitsubishi UK has been confirmed as preferred supplier to the Highways Agency, which has placed an order for 40 SG3 Shoguns for quarter three supply.

Alan Rowley, contracts manager for the Highways Agency, said: “The contract for the supply of the next 40 Highways Agency Traffic Officer vehicles has been awarded and the vehicle chosen for the task is the Mitsubishi Shogun.

The Shogun with its exceptional towing capacity, high reliability, low running costs and large boot space make it particularly suited for its Traffic Officer role.

As fleet manager I am extremely pleased to be continuing our already long standing relationship with Mitsubishi and am happy to welcome them onto my fleet."

All 40 Shoguns will be built at the carmaker’s Specialist Vehicle Operations Centre in Cirencester, which refits, adapts and upgrades standard Mitsubishi models to meet individual client requirements.

Each vehicle will take up to 24 hours to complete and will be bespoke to the Highways Agency’s requirements, this will include light bars, grille lights and the distinctive Highways Agency livery.

Dan Pigot, corporate sales manager at Mitsubishi, said: “This latest order from the Highways Agency is proof that Mitsubishi is continuing to tick all the boxes with Specialist Fleet Operators. The Highways Agency know that the Shogun is a tough, practical vehicle and that it is also extremely comfortable to drive.

The fact that we are able to offer our specialist fleet refits ‘‘in-house’’ is a major selling point. No-one knows better than the manufacturer what can be done, no third parties need to be involved so the whole process is nicely joined up and the vehicles will also benefit from the conversion running in line with the vehicle warranty.”

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  • Bob the Engineer - 15/07/2014 10:32

    Its nice to see a fleet manager buying vehicles on fit for purpose rather than some eco friendly attempt to save some small bush in the rain forest at the expense of making the drivers life perpetually difficult. Good job Alan!

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