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Vauxhall Grandland X added to Cornish fire fleet

Date: 20 March 2019   |   Author: Sean Keywood

The Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service has ordered a fleet of eight Vauxhall Grandland X SUVs.

The vehicles, which will be used by officers to respond to incidents, have been specced in Tech Line Nav trim, but with the optional All Road Pack.

This includes the Intelligrip traction control system, which adjusts torque distribution to the front wheels based on which of the five driving modes has been selected, helping the car cope with surfaces including snow, mud and sand.

The service has also specced the optional heated windscreen and wireless charging.

The service's group manager for assets Mark Salter said: "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."