The police and other emergency services can now place orders for the Skoda Scala hatchback.
The Scala is the latest model to join Skoda’s ‘blue-light line-up’. The larger Octavia, along with the Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs, feature prominently in existing emergency fleets.
The fully-converted Scala comes with a range of gear that readies it for service. LED signal lights let everyone know the Skoda is in pursuit, as does a 100-amp three-tone siren.
Built-in active safety features such as blind-spot detection, side assist, front assist and lane assist all lend themselves to work with the services. A spacious cabin and 467-litre boot help, too.
The Scala went on sale earlier this year as a rival to the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Kia Ceed.
“Our partnership with emergency services teams stretches back over a century,” said Henry Williams, head of fleet at Skoda.
“It’s that extensive knowledge in the sector that makes Skoda a reliable partner for both technologically advanced cars and value for money, and Scala, our most connected car to date, more than fits the bill.”