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Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service opts for Vauxhall Grandland X

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service has ordered a fleet of eight Vauxhall Grandland X SUVs, which are being put to use for work within the local community.

The Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service’s fleet of new Vauxhalls

The service has deployed the Grandland X in Tech Line Nav trim with the All Road Pack, which features Vauxhall’s IntelliGrip traction control system, which helps ensure optimum traction and stable handling on any surface, including snow, mud and sand.

“We were looking for an appropriate response vehicle to meet the demands of the diverse nature or Cornwall’s rugged landscape,” said Mark Salter, Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service’s group manager – assets. “As a rural county, our officers are required to negotiate narrow B-roads, unmade tracks and agricultural terrain, as well as coping with dramatic seasonal changes throughout the year. Typically, Cornwall has a higher degree of rainfall than other parts of the country. As a result, we needed a vehicle that would provide sufficient ground clearance and traction to safely manoeuvre through and over these hazards, to arrive safely and promptly at emergency incidents.”

The service’s Grandland X models come with the 130hp 1.5-litre diesel and have been fitted with optional extras including heated windscreens and wireless charging.

“We are thrilled that the Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service has chosen the Grandland X to support its work across the county,” said Mike Roberts, sales manager for Vauxhall Special Vehicles. “We’re confident that our IntelliGrip traction system in particular will prove indispensable across Cornwall’s diverse landscape. Whether on the beach and coastline, driving over wet and muddy terrain or in snowy and icy conditions, the system will increase driver safety and guarantee stability at all times.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.