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LONDON, England - Though it looks cool in one of its nine production colours, one new Jeep Renegade has a seriously different paintjob - the blue and yellow stripes of British law enforcement.
The striking Renegade police car is the result of a new partnership with Jeep’s Swindon-based dealer, T H White, and Wiltshire County Police. The dealer has agreed a six-month test drive with the force.
The force plans to buy the Jeep, which sports full police graphics, blue lights and sirens.
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The SUV, in 1.6 Diesel Sport specification, combines off-road ability with high-class interior materials and loads of space, and is set to become an excellent addition to the force’s fleet.
Stephen Botham, fleet and services Manager at Wiltshire Police, negotiated the deal with and T H White Fiat group centre’s fleet sales specialist, Emma McArdle.
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McArdle said: “Handing over the Jeep Renegade to Wiltshire Police was a great moment. We’re sure it will be the ideal vehicle for all their needs, both on and off-road, and we look forward to seeing it out and about on the streets of Swindon.”
Gable Cross (Swindon) Police superintendent, Andrew Carr, said: “We’re delighted to add the Jeep Renegade to our fleet of vehicles. It is the first Jeep we’ve used as a marked vehicle and we’re looking forward to the start of what we are confident will be a rewarding relationship between Wiltshire Police and T H White Fiat Group Brand Centre."