​KAROQ gets the blues and twos

The KAROQ has been modified for emergency services — versions of our compact SUV have been converted for use by fire and rescue, ambulance and police teams.

The car’s luggage space and 4x4 capability are among the many attributes that make the SUV ideal for blue light brigades.

Henry Williams, Head of fleet, 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, where vehicles can 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.

Alongside hassle-free finance solutions, ŠKODA fleet can provide the vehicles fully converted to suit specific requirements, and fleet managers have the peace of mind that the conversion, breakdown recovery, service, maintenance and repair requirements are built into one package.

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, grille, tailgate and number plate – all complemented by a 100-amp three-tone siren.

For more information on ŠKODA’s emergency service vehicles, visit www.skoda.co.uk/fleet/emergency-services.