After the first-generation Skoda Fabia joined police ranks more than two decades ago, the new, fourth generation is the latest new recruit.
The new Skoda Fabia – launched in the UK in March – builds on the legacy of its predecessors with a new design and a raft of safety technologies.
There is a choice of four EVO petrol engines with power outputs of 80 PS to 150 PS, propelling the Fabia to 62 mph in as little as eight seconds and on to a top speed of 139mph for the range-topping Monte Carlo spec with the 1.5-litre 150 PS engine.
It also features a 10.25-inch virtual cockpit, which makes its debut in the model, alongside a 9.2-inch touchscreen.
For blue-light services, this includes 360-degree lighting and a full integration of the emergency services’ communication platform within the existing infotainment setup, ensuring all functionality, such as the lighting and siren, can be controlled through one accessible central platform.
All variants across the range’s four trim levels – SE Comfort, SE L, Colour Edition and Monte Carlo – come equipped as standard with LED headlights, Front Assist, and Lane Assist.
With up to nine airbags also available, as well as a raft of driver assist technology including Manoeuvre Assist and Predictive Pedestrian and Cyclist Protection, the Fabia offers performance, protection and practicality to police officers in the line of duty, says Skoda.
Bespoke conversions for emergency services fleets can be provided through the manufacturers ‘one-stop shop’ service. Alongside finance solutions, Skoda is able to provide fully converted vehicles to suit specific requirements.