Lancashire Constabulary has purchased first Outlander 4x4s to replace its older multi-purpose vehicles. The vehicles are an initial batch of four to be used as rural patrol vehicles with the need for off-roading and excellent handling on country lanes in all weather conditions.
Chris Malkin, Fleet & Transport Manager from Lancashire Constabulary, said that a main reason for choosing the Outlander was a “high mpg with, low carbon emissions, a reduced environmental impact and low running costs”; the “evaluation staff were attracted to the performance and handling of the vehicle, offering a high specification at a very competitive price”.
The Outlanders will be modified, by Lancashire Constabulary’s in house commissioning team, for Police use with decals, sirens, Mobile Data Terminals, Tetra radio, and emergency lighting to the roof and grille. Chris Malkin added, “the Outlander’s Active Stability and Traction Control system and extra safety features made this an easy decision as we are always pursuing the highest standards for health and safety compliance”, concluding that “this car really did offer the complete package”.
Lancashire Constabulary’s Vehicle Maintenance Unit has been approved as a self-servicing unit, with staff fully trained to Mitsubishi’s high standards so they can carry out all servicing work on the vehicles.
Toby Marshall, Mitsubishi’s General Manager of Fleet and Used cars commented, “it is not hard to see why people are looking at the Outlander to suit their needs... The Outlander had an amazing 2007, with a successful launch in March last year and the Commercial variant won What Van?’s best 4x4 van award. The car range has now been joined by the 2.2 Diesel and 2.4 Petrol MIVEC Auto to complete the line-up”.
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