Honda CR-Vs aid emergency services

Honda’s CR-Vs have been snapped up by both the Welsh and Scottish Ambulance Services for emergency situations response vehicles.

The Welsh service ordered over 30 of the SUV in the last year, while the Scottish Ambulance Services has taken delivery of more than 40 in the last 24 months.

Following an evaluation of the fourth-generation CR-V, more than 20 will be heading north of the border in the coming months. Not a bad start for the new model which was only launched in the last few weeks.

Suzy Swift, national public sector manager at Honda (UK), said: “We have invested heavily in marketing to the ambulance sector and have upgraded our demonstration vehicles so their full potential can be witnessed by ambulance service representatives.”

The Honda CR-V features an advanced all-wheel drive system meaning it can access the most remote locations quickly, while the torque and fuel-efficient 2.2-litre i-DTEC diesel engine makes it quick under ‘blue light’ conditions and inexpensive to run.

Michael Ahmed, general manager fleet service at Scottish Ambulance Service added:“The Scottish Ambulance Service have taken delivery of a further 22 Honda CR-V Paramedic Response Units (PRUs) over the last 12 months – further enhancing the resilience to meet patient needs in adverse weather conditions.

“Building on the experience of the CR-Vs that have been in service as PRUs since 2007, Scottish Ambulance have introduced the CR-V as the base vehicle for all PRUs heading into the winter months giving additional four-wheel drive capability.”