Skoda supplies 18 converted Kodiaqs to South Western Ambulance Service
23 January 2020
Author: Illya Verpraet
South Western Ambulance Service (SWASFT) has taken delivery of a fleet of 18 Skoda Kodiaq SUVs converted to serve the requirements of the clinical team's operational commanders.
The conversions were carried out by Skoda's approved partner Halls Electrical and included moving the standard infotainment screen to the passenger side to make room for the emergency services interface.
Another modification was the removal of part of the rear bench to make room for equipment including a fire extinguisher and a safe for drugs. The car further has additional power supplies, an auxiliary battery, split charging and mains shoreline capability.
Robin Gwinnett, learning and development manager for South Western Ambulance Service, commented: "We have chosen the Skoda Kodiaq as our operational officer vehicle because of the space available for the specialist and technical equipment required by this staff group.
"The vehicle offers the level of safety and comfort that our crews demand from operational vehicles. It blends excellent on-road handling characteristics with enough off-road performance for the majority of the situations our operations officers face on a daily basis."