Opel has extended its broad portfolio of emergency vehicles with the new Astra Sports Tourer. The European Car of the Year 2016 made its official debut as an emergency vehicle at the RETTmobil show in Fulda, Germany. The Opel Mokka on display is designed for the same purpose.
Equally wide is the range of commercial vehicle conversions from Opel. The Movano, for example, has been configured as a rescue and multi-purpose vehicle for fire brigades. There are other Opel cars and light commercial vehicles that can be tailored to the special needs of the police and ambulance services.
The new Astra Sports Tourer is ready for action, not only for private and fleet customers, but also as a future mobile headquarters for emergency services.
Opel already equips its new station wagon in the factory with a signal system and front flashing blue lights, as well as blue warning lights at the rear – all in LED technology. The accompanying BT 220 controls sit close-at-hand in the centre console. Additional equipment includes digital radio complete with multiple roof antennas, a microphone for making public announcements and an engine relay system.
The youngest generation of Opel’s compact station for emergency services delivers a lively performance, thanks to the up to 190kg lighter vehicle architecture and lively engines, such as the 136bhp 1.6-litre CDTI diesel with 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Prior to conversion into an emergency vehicle, the Astra Sports Tourer already brings state-of-the-art communications and safety technology, including the OnStar personal connectivity and service assistant with Wi-Fi hotspot for multiple mobile devices, NAVI 900 IntelliLink and the pioneering, glare-free IntelliLUX LED matrix lights.
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