Škoda has unveiled a fully converted Kodiaq SUV police car as the latest addition to its emergency services fleet.
The Kodiaq offers practicality, multi-terrain abilities and class-leading space for passengers and essential specialist equipment.
When fully converted the vehicle features 360-degree visibility thanks to powerful LED signal lights built into the front screen, grill, tailgate and number plate – all complemented by a 100-amp three tone siren.
The emergency services can also benefit from a modified chassis equipped to deal with the demands placed on it during its working life on the road. State-of-the-art medical technology and the inclusion of luggage compartment with a roll-out tray and a back-up electricity source can mean the difference between life and death for those the Kodiaq is responding to.
Making its debut alongside the Kodiaq SUV is the Superb 280, which has entered into the Škoda fleet line-up as a covert Police Car. The 2.0-litre TSI 280PS is the most powerful production Škoda ever built, accelerating from 0-62mph in just 5.8 seconds.
Henry Williams, ŠKODA Head of Fleet, commented: “It’s our extensive experience in this sector that gives us a unique understanding of the extreme conditions both the vehicle and driver are placed under, and as such the bespoke nature of requirements needed for the vehicles. Time-and-time-again our vehicles show the required versatility, flexibility and reliability to meet the needs of any service operator. Kodiaq is a high-performing four-wheel drive SUV capable of tackling anything asked of it, so we’re delighted to now make this available to all the emergency services.”
Škoda has introduced a ‘one-stop shop’ package for emergency services fleets, which allows vehicles to be purchased directly or financed through Volkswagen Financial Services. Fleet managers now have the option of contract hire for added flexibility and value-for money or they can opt for a cost-effective leasing package.
Vehicles are provided fully converted to suit specific requirements and breakdown recovery, service, maintenance and repair requirements are built into one package.