Sporty Skoda Kodiaq vRS models join air ambulance fleet

Sporty Skoda Kodiaq vRS models join air ambulance fleet

The powerful large SUV provides vital ground support to’ air ambulance crews.

Time is of the essence when it comes to air ambulances, and that’s why the hot Skoda Kodiaq vRS has been chosen to offer land support to this vital service.

Two examples of Skoda’s powerful performance SUV have now joined the Local Air Ambulance Service fleet, which offers life-saving transport across Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. So far in 2020, the specialist team has already undertaken 619 combined missions.  

The charity’s helicopters do not fly at night, so the Local Air Ambulance requires a rapid response by road to get to emergencies both quickly and safely during these hours.

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The Kodiaq vRS is Skoda’s torquiest model to date, with its bi-turbo 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 236bhp and 500Nm of torque – enabling a 0-60mph time of 6.8 seconds. The two Kodiaq models join two Superbs that are already on the fleet.

Richard Clayton, director of operations at the Local Air Ambulance Service, said: “It is more imperative than ever, that our fleet of critical care cars are able to meet the demands of the job. The reliability, versatility and power of the two new Kodiaq vRS models will enable us to continue to respond rapidly to emergencies across the Midlands.” 

The models were specially adapted by Skoda approved converter Halls Electrical Ltd, which undertakes the bulk of work for the brand – transforming its cars into emergency services vehicles.

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