The Welsh and Scottish ambulance services have both ordered a significant number of Honda CR-Vs in the last few years. After evaluating the all-new fourth generation CR-V, even more are set to be delivered to Scotland in the coming months. The car has only been on the market for a few weeks, but it’s already making a big impression.
The Honda CR-V is an excellent “first responder” vehicle for emergency services. Its car-like dynamics and advanced all-wheel-drive system mean it can quickly access the most remote locations, while the torque and fuel-efficient 2.2-liter i-DTEC diesel engine makes it quick under emergency conditions and inexpensive to run.
Suzy Swift, National Public Sector Manager at Honda, commented: “We have invested heavily in marketing to the ambulance sector and have upgraded our demonstration vehicles so their full potential can be witnessed by ambulance service representatives.”
Michael Ahmed, General Manager Fleet Service at Scottish Ambulance Service concluded; “The Scottish Ambulance Service have taken delivery of a further 22 Honda CR-V Paramedic Response Units over the last 12 months further enhancing the resilience to meet patient needs in adverse weather conditions.
“Building on the experience of the CR-Vs that have been in service as PRUs since 2007, Scottish Ambulance have introduced the CR-V as the base vehicle for all PRUs heading into the winter months giving additional four wheel drive capability.” For more info make sure you check us out at Tuned Tech Blog .