24. 06. 2022

KAROQ joins emergency services fleets

With more than 115 years of supporting the emergency services, ŠKODA continues its legacy with the latest addition to its emergency services vehicle line-up – a fully converted KAROQ Rapid Response vehicle.

Offering a spacious, practical load area, raised ride height and the availability of all-wheel drive, the KAROQ is an impressive all-round vehicle for the police, ambulance and fire and rescue services.

The KAROQ offers 588 litres of boot space with the VarioFlex seating option – which extends to up to 1,810 litres with the seats fully removed, providing ample room for operational equipment used by the emergency services.

ŠKODA’s in-house converters make sure fleets receive a fully-integrated communications platform that works in harmony with ŠKODA’s eight-inch infotainment system.

The KAROQ is offered with a broad range of Volkswagen Group’s advanced EVO generation powertrains. Two diesel and three petrol powertrains provide between 110PS and 190PS, and these are matched to six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmissions. The 2.0 TSI 190PS petrol variant is fitted with all-wheel drive as standard, while the 2.0 TDI 150PS is available with front- or all-wheel drive.

Reassurance to emergency services drivers

KAROQ

The advanced all-wheel-drive system provides reassurance to emergency services drivers in challenging driving conditions; the integrated control unit allows the system to engage all-wheel drive within fractions of a second when required, and disengage in normal conditions.

Safety and driver assistance systems are comprehensive, making sure those inside the car are kept as safe as possible, with up to nine airbags and a range of advanced driver assistance functions including Crew Protect Assist and Travel Assist.

Emergency services fleets will also benefit from a modified chassis equipped to deal with the demands of working life on the road. State-of-the-art medical technology and the inclusion of a luggage compartment with a roll-out tray and a back-up electricity source provides essential assistance for emergency responders.


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