More Hyundai vehicles set for emergency service and high profile policing

19/01/2015 17:15

More Hyundai vehicles set for emergency service and high profile policingMore Hyundai vehicles set for emergency service and high profile policing

Hyundai Motor UK has secured its place on the Crown Commercial Services (CSS) Vehicle Purchase Framework, enabling continued supply to the 'blue light' sector.

The remit follows a successful four-year period for the carmaker, in which supply to the public sector has grown to more than 1,200 vehicles per year.

Under new arrangements, Hyundai will continue to supply vehicles for high-profile policing, as well as the broader public sector, covering everything from central government to local authorities, health, education, defence, and not-for-profit organisations.

The police forces supplied by Hyundai are spread widely across England and Wales, with the biggest customer boasting more than 600 vehicles, including 500 i30s. Hyundai's major customers are responsible for policing more than 8,000 square miles and a population of nearly 20 million people.

Fleet director of Hyundai Motor UK, Martin Wilson, said: "The emergency services are discerning and demanding customers, and rightly so, when lives may depend on vehicle reliability and flexibility. With these high-profile customers using our vehicles, it acts as a powerful recommendation to potential buyers.

"Hyundai started sales to police forces in 2010, with a modest total of 41; within a year that soared to more than 350, and now tops 600 a year. We have supplied some 2,250 cars to blue light customers during the past four years and this new agreement should see that figure rise again."

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert

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