VAUXHALL’S fleet order for 2,000 police and fire vehicles across 28 forces revealed this week includes 130 Vivaro vans in the deal worth more than £35 million at showroom prices.
The vans, Vivaro L1H1 2900 1.6CDTi Bi Turbo 120ps, are not just “stickered up” but fitted out for their special role, including secure custody cells, in the conversion centre at Vauxhall’s Luton plant where the millionth Vivaro rolled off the production line this week.
David Wilkin, West Midlands Police’s director of resources and the national policing lead for the procurement of vehicles, was behind the two-year dealfor the Vauxhall police fleet order.
He said: “A vehicle purchasing collaboration between police forces and partners on this scale has never been seen before and I am delighted to say that it has been a huge success in terms of the savings made and how well the organisations have worked together.”
The total order and model split is:
- 130 Vivaro L1H1 2900 1.6CDTi Bi Turbo 120ps
- 451 Corsa 1.3CDTi 95ps
- 1,242 Astra 5DH & ST 110 & 136ps
- 238 Insignia 5DH & ST 136 & 170 ps
This fleet order – see Blue light delight as Vauxhall scoops 2,000-vehicle fire and police fleet order – cements Vauxhall’s position as the largest provider of low and intermediate performance cars to the UK police, with a 60 per cent share of competitive markets.
All the Astra models can be equipped with the ground-breaking OnStar technology which keeps the car connected via satellite and cellular networks, turning the vehicle into a high-speed 4G LTE mobile hub with connectivity for up to seven smartphones or tablets.
To find out more about Vauxhall’s Luton Conversion Centre, see Vauxhall Conversion Centre producing vans precisely the way you want them.
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