New Zealand Police reveal new Škoda Patrol Vehicle – video

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New Zealand's Police force just got a flash new upgrade of patrol vehicles, being the Škoda Superb model.

Commissioner of Police Andrew Coster, Deputy Commissioner Jevon McSkimming and Škoda's General Manager Rodney Gillard revealed the brand new ride.

More than 2,000 primary Holden model response vehicles are currently in the Police fleet. They will all be replaced once their life is over to the Škoda Superb.

101 vehicles are set to be rolled out before the end of June, and by the end of the year, at least a further 386 will hit the road, with the full rollout expected to take around four years.

Source: CC/ Sam Hudson

“For frontline staff, their vehicles are their primary place of work. The Škoda Superb provides a safer, more comfortable environment for them while being value for money and reducing our carbon emissions across the fleet,” said Commissioner Coster.

“Frontline staff have tested the vehicles and enjoyed the spacious back seat, easy-to-read instruments, good visibility and the wide opening doors.”

Two versions of the Superb will be used, depending on the operational requirements needed. The first being a 162KW two-wheel drive and the second, a 206KW four-wheel drive.

Image: SUPPLIED/CC Sam Hudson

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