Saturday, December 26, 2009
UK Police Officers Get Diesel-Powered Peugeot 308s
Peugeot’s first 308 Police cars are due out on patrol this month in the UK. Based on the 308 1.6-litre HDi 90Hp, Peugeot’s Special Vehicle Operation (PSVO) in Coventry performed all the necessary changes to the standard car that includes a blue light bar, siren, PA system, hand set, control box, LED bumper lights and a full police livery. The next project for PSVO will be to adapt the brand new 308 SW estate vehicle for Police use.
Andy Bye, Manager of PSVO, said; “The 307 has been a success with UK Police fleets, and the improvements in the new 308 mean we have a very competitive proposition – a product that performs well at all levels. Police forces are increasingly mindful of the operational cost of running a fleet, and their impact upon the environment. The Peugeot 308 HDi 90 S combines low emissions and strong fuel economy, without compromising its role, with added practicality and performance.”