Czech police sticks to Škoda vehicles

Having won a recent public tender, Škoda Auto is going to deliver up to 3,500 new Škoda Fabia and Octavia vehicles to Czech police. The first cars should be delivered this year in November.

The vehicles that meet the terms and conditions of the said public tender include the Fabia, the Fabia Combi, the Octavia and the Octavia Combi with three types of engine. One of the priorities in selecting the vehicle specifications was active & passive safety and occupants' comfort (electronic stabilisation programme, front, side & overhead airbags, air-conditioning, etc.).

Škoda Auto is going to supply the Octavia models with a special “police” specification, including a new colour design. The terms and conditions of the public tender also include technical equipment for as many as 14 policie maintenance points and appropriate staff training.

Police of the Czech Republic and Škoda Auto are planning to sign the agreement by the end of June. “We are very pleased to have won this public tender, not only because it is a big contract, but also because the Czech police are going to stick to Czech vehicles,” said  Jan Procházka, Škoda Auto Sales Manager in the Czech Republic.

Škoda vehicles are used by police also in other countries, including Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and Great Britain.