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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2020, 10:17:32 am »
Great choice! Huge boot, loads of room in the back, 4x4 and a 206kW fast version available.
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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 10:55:26 am »
I am curious to see what they look like fully kitted out in our livery.
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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2020, 11:54:55 am »
The Superb Combi is the only logical choice left in the market, without getting into SUVs... it's nice they didn't go down that road just yet. Plenty of space in the back for the crims!

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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2020, 12:19:15 pm »
Excellent choice. Look forward to seeing them kitted out.

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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2020, 01:52:15 pm »
Pervert...
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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2020, 02:24:03 pm »
Lot of negative commentary on Twitter. People haven't seemed to notice that Skoda today is a very different machine.

Cam, you mentioned SUV, I see the Kodiaq vRS is seeing service in the UK and Irish police forces.

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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2020, 02:26:31 pm »
Lot of negative commentary on Twitter. People haven't seemed to notice that Skoda today is a very different machine.

Cam, you mentioned SUV, I see the Kodiaq vRS is seeing service in the UK and Irish police forces.

People are idiots who can't let go of the old Skoda jokes from 30 years ago !
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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2020, 09:38:50 pm »
Lot of negative commentary on Twitter. People haven't seemed to notice that Skoda today is a very different machine.

Cam, you mentioned SUV, I see the Kodiaq vRS is seeing service in the UK and Irish police forces.

The Skoda would run rings around the Holdanga Aussie rubbish they currently run. 
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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2020, 08:00:31 am »
Good call.
Would have been interesting to see how the Bmw (specific police model) ranked by comparison.
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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2020, 10:39:21 am »
Most of the bigger manufacturers have Police, and other services, custom build vehicles int heir line-ups.
As you say, might have been interesting to know what other vehicles were under consideration - but, with the relatively small market, there may not have been that many companies tendering for the business.
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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2020, 10:46:21 am »
Most of the bigger manufacturers have Police, and other services, custom build vehicles int heir line-ups.
As you say, might have been interesting to know what other vehicles were under consideration - but, with the relatively small market, there may not have been that many companies tendering for the business.

The initial writeup said they were offered 27 vehicles from 7 suppliers which they narrowed to a shortlist of 12
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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2020, 10:55:54 am »
Ford Mustang highway patrol, Ford Focus city patrol, Ford Transit paddy wagon.....I don't really like Fords but who likes to see a police car in their mirrors!!
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Re: NZ police select Skoda to supply new cop cars
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2020, 02:34:31 pm »
Good call.
Would have been interesting to see how the Bmw (specific police model) ranked by comparison.
Maybe the Volvo as well