Vauxhall has signed a deal that will deliver more than 2,000 vehicles, including 1,200 British-built Astras, destined for UK police forces nationwide. The two-year, multi-million pound contract also includes Corsas, Insignias, and British-built Vivaro vans.
All Astra models can be equipped with OnStar technology, which keeps the car connected via satellite and cellular networks, turning the vehicle in to a high-speed 4G LTE mobile hub with connectivity for up to seven smartphones or tablets. OnStar even includes a Police-spec ignition block, which can be triggered remotely in the event of a vehicle being stolen, according to the automaker.
Procurement for the sale was led by West Midlands Police with vehicles set to join 28 police forces. Six fire and rescue services are also included in the agreement.