Monday, 6 July 2015

Italian Police Force puts its faith in the SEAT Leon

SEAT has won the contract to supply the new Leon to Italian Police Forces!

SEAT has won the fleet contract to supply new Leon cars to Italian police forces The first 206 vehicles will start to be handed over in Verona this Friday, with an initial 106 service vehicles being delivered to the Carabinieri and a further 100 to the Polizia di Stato. Overall, the contract includes the option for up to 4,000 vehicles over the next three years. So far, they have taken orders for 925 cars.

This marks the first time that both police forces in Italy have tendered and selected the same brand and the same vehicle. Major factors in this decision included the Leon’s low fuel consumption and emissions figures, as well as its high quality and excellent total cost of ownership – all core competences of the SEAT brand.

“We are honoured by the trust given by the Italian police in SEAT and the Leon. And we are very proud to be able to contribute thanks to reliable, secure and high quality vehicles to public safety” Jürgen Stackmann, Chairman of the Executive Committee of SEAT. “The contract is also a good example of the great success and major growth of the SEAT brand within the fleet business sector”.

The basis for the new Italian police cars is provided by the five-door Leon powered by the punchy 110 kW / 150 hp version of the 2.0 TDI engine. The law enforcement vehicle also needs excellent pulling power supplied by high torque, as the front end of the Leon will be armoured against small arms fire.

Special safety tyres are a further element of the equipment package, with the suspension adapted perfectly to suit – at the end of the extensive day. The Italian security forces will also be calling upon the Leon’s light-footed dynamics. The service vehicle is rounded off by warning and alarm lights, radio and communications equipment, weapons carriers and other items of equipment. The back seat is also laid out as a secure “prisoner cell”, with police officers seated in the front protected by a dividing partition.

For more information or to book a test drive of the SEAT Leon contact Pulman SEAT:

Pulman SEAT,
Burntland Avenue,
Tyne and Wear,
SR5 2ET,

0191 549 2926

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