The Gloucestershire Ambulance Service has just taken the delivery of the Mitsubishi Shogun Ambulance. The 3.2 DI-D long wheel base Shogun model underwent an extensive conversion process which was carried out by the conversion company ATT Papworth. Now that the process is complete, Mitsubishi is equipped to offer other Ambulance Services in the U.K a ready-made and highly effective addition to their rescue fleets.
Toby Marshall the Fleet Manager at Mitsubishi said, ‘ We are very pleased with the Shogun Ambulance, this is the first we have converted, and now one has been created we can easily convert more. We worked alongside the Gloucestershire Ambulance Service to make sure the conversions met their requirements in order for them to use the Shogun Ambulance in their day-to-day service to the public. The off-road capabilities, rear space and performance of the Shogun make it an exceptional Ambulance’.
The Shogun’s off-road performance is enhanced by long suspension travel, while both the front and rear suspension are attached to sub-frames to prevent vibrations from being transmitted through the bodyshell to aid patients comfort over rough and uneven terrains. Large window areas provide excellent driver and passenger visibility helping ambulance drivers as they face call outs 365 days of the year in all weather conditions, across different terrains, and at any time in the night or day.
The rugged 4x4 Ambulance has been converted to give extensive storage space, and medical staff can gain access by the side doors or the large rear door allowing easy accessibility when putting the stretcher and patient into the Ambulance. With the stretcher in place, space has been created for a member of medical staff to be with the patient with plenty of room for medical attention.
The Shogun’s ABS system has a 4-sensor, 4-channel system which means each brake works independently improving stability, especially when cornering which is essential in an emergency.
The Mitsubishi Shogun Ambulance is equipped with emergency blue lights, siren and flashing headlamps as well as full ambulance livery.Published 6 September 2003