Blue light services give green light to new CR-V
Honda says that the previous-generation model has already gained a lot of interest from emergency organisations due to its practicality, versatility and interior space.
This includes Welsh Ambulance Service, which has ordered over 30 examples of the CR-V in the last year, while Scottish Ambulance Service have taken delivery of more than 40 in the last 24 months.
Michael Ahmed, general manager fleet service at Scottish Ambulance Service added: ‘The Scottish Ambulance Service have taken delivery of a further 22 Honda CR-V Paramedic Response Units (PRUs) 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.’
And following the launch of the all-new fourth-generation CR-V, over 20 units will be heading north of the border in the coming months. The model’s popularity has been driven by its car-like dynamics and all-wheel drive system, which ensure that it can access the most remote locations quickly, while the 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel engine provides good performance whilst also proving inexpensive to run.
Suzy Swift, national public sector manager at Honda (UK), 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.’