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London’s Air Ambulance adds Skoda Octavia vRS estate to rapid response fleet

The 2.0 TSI models with six-speed manual gearbox have been chosen on the back of their high level of practicality, reliability and durability in addition to a low whole-life costs.

The 2.0 TSI 217bhp model brings high performance with low emissions, giving CO2 emissions from 119g/km and impressive combined fuel economy of 61.4mpg.

Skoda has worked with the charity for a number of years supplying high performance vehicles fitted with additional safety features for emergency blue light driving. The charity’s Physician Response Unit (PRU) also has a new Superb 4×4 Estate, used as a back-up trauma car in adverse weather conditions thanks to its intelligent all-wheel drive system and exceptional level of grip. Two new Yeti Crossovers have also been added to the fleet to support the charity’s fundraising activities.

Graham Hodgkin, chief executive officer at London’s Air Ambulance, said: ‘Our new fleet will further enhance the impact of our service, and take our partnership to the next level.

‘The Skoda Octavia vRS Estate vehicles are excellent quality – the high performance models are fast, robust and offer excellent fuel economy. They deliver the perfect combination of speed, space and functionality enabling us to provide comprehensive 24/7 trauma care to those that critically need it, in the fastest and safest way possible.’

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 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. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.