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Lexus 'First and Best' for Wiltshire Constabulary

Magazine article Management Services

Lexus 'First and Best' for Wiltshire Constabulary

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The qualities of supreme engineering, power and interior space and comfort, which distinguish the Lexus GS430, have earned the model a new role as the latest addition to Wiltshire constabulary's vehicle fleet.

The Constabulary has pioneered the use of police cars from 1920 when it took delivery of its first patrol vehicle. More recently its eco-friendly profile has been strengthened with the use of low-emissions biodiesel fuel for all its diesel-powered vehicles and a steady increase in mountain bike patrols in urban areas such as Swindon.

Working at the other end of the spectrum from the pushbikes, the Lexus GS430 will be used principally for patrols along the M4 motorway and will have a service life of around 150,000 miles in three years.

The Wiltshire force was introduced to the GS430 with a two-week test, but such was the enthusiasm for the car, it didn't want to send it back! …

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