Škoda has bolstered its blue light fleet offering by converting the Karoq for use use by the emergency services.
The manufacturer said the Karoq is well-suited to the demands and pressures of emergency teams giving drivers a host of technology and driver assistance systems at their fingertips.
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, it said.
The Karoq is available with four engine options – two TSI petrol units with outputs of 115PS and 150PS and two TDI diesels with power outputs of 115PS and 150PS. All four are available with a seven-speed DSG transmission as an option, with the most powerful diesel model – the 2.0 TDI 150PS also available with four-wheel drive.
Henry Williams, head of fleet at Škoda UK, said: “We have worked closely with emergency services teams over the years to ensure that we are providing vehicles that are practical and can be converted to their exact requirements.
“These vehicles are in constant use by life-saving teams and an integral requirement of any vehicle is its reliability, which Škoda delivers time and time again. The Karoq fits the bill in every way with outstanding handling, space and practicality.”
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.