PEUGEOT is marking its long-standing relationship with the UK police with the brand having supplied vehicles to police authorities across the country for more than 25 years.
The Peugeot 308 and 308 SW estate are the latest models to join the police fleet.
In 2023 more than 1,700 vehicles were registered as police vehicles and over half of those were 308 or 308 SW models.
Almost 60 per cent are marked cars which are used as general purpose patrol vehicles.
Working with selected conversion partners across the UK, including Stellantis' own Special Vehicle Operations division in Coventry, Peugeot is responsible for designing and testing all of its turnkey conversions to ensure conformity throughout the process, and to guarantee the highest quality and safety standards are achieved.
In addition to the 308 and 308 SW vehicles', Peugeot also supplies police authorities with other models from its range including a number of Expert vans, which are deployed primarily as prisoner transport vehicles, as well as 208, 3008 and 5008 models.
Huw Jones, fleet manager, North Wales Police, said: "The new 308 is ideally suited to our needs and our previous experience with Peugeot models means we know it will be a reliable addition to our fleet. We're thankful for Peugeot's commitment to the Police, and their ongoing support to keep police vehicles on the road."
Adam Wood, managing director of Peugeot UK, said: "We're proud of our long-standing support for public services in the UK, and it's great to see Peugeot vehicles being used by police authorities up and down the country to help keep us all safe."
Peugeot is also working with multiple police authorities to trial electric vehicles from across its model range.
By 2025, Peugeot will have a 100 per cent electric version available across its entire line-up, and in 2030 will sell only electric vehicles in the UK.