UK Police Fleet to get 1100 Ford Vehicles

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20 Jan 2016
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Ford wins two group buying tenders to supply the UK police fleets with 1,100 vehicles


What is it?

It’s a deal that involves the supply of Transit van, Ranger Pickup and Kuga all-wheel drive vehicles. Led by West and South Yorkshire Police, UK’s northern consortium of 22 police forces ordered 680 Ford models to save £5m.

These models include 560 Transit Custom medium vans and 120 Kuga SUVs, all powered by diesel engine. It is said that Ford’s Special Vehicle Preparation (SVP) operation is going to convert half of these Transit Customs into cell vans capable of transporting two detainees and five police officers securely.

What vehicles are going to southern consortium?

The Ford order is made up of 110 Ford Transit Connect light vans, 80 Kugas, 30 Ranger pickups and 200 Transit Customs.

The southern consortium includes 28 police forces and six fire services. In this deal there are 2,000 new Vauxhall Astra cars to be supplied also.

What Ford has to say?

Terry Adams is Ford’s direct sales manager and he said that “Ford has a long history of working with emergency services spanning 50 years, the stylish and capable Ford Kuga has established itself as their rural beat car of choice with all-important all-wheel drive necessary for winter conditions.”

Kugas are already operating on fleets of British Transport Police, Dyfed Powys and South Wales. Whereas the Ford Transit Custom is already used in every police region in the country. It has been playing roles as crime scene units, camera vans, dog carriers and cell vans.

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