Nissan further established its presence in the police sector by launching a new Primera police car at the National Association of Police Fleet Managers (NAPFM) Conference at The Science Museum, Wroughton Airfield, near Swindon.
The police car is available in all three new Primera body styles – four-door, five-door and estate. Two five-door Primera SE police cars were unveiled at the NAPFM Conference, a 126bhp 2.2-litre diesel version and a 140bhp 2.0-litre petrol model, while a police version of the 116bhp 1.8 petrol engine is also available.
Conversion specialists Woodway Engineering of Coventry have equipped them to meet Home Office framework criteria, fitting a clear tone police radio, Edge LFL strobe light bar, switch panels, siren system and all necessary cabling and controls.
Nissan has a good police fleet pedigree as it began supplying vehicles to police forces in 1998. It now provides 28 of the 52 UK forces with marked and unmarked cars, including 4x4 Terranos and the previous model Primera, whose durability and reliability have made them a successful addition to police fleets.
David Murfitt, Fleet Sales Director of Nissan GB said: "The British-built new Primera is an important car for us and should have strong fleet appeal. The NAPFM Conference is the perfect showcase in which to debut the police version as it allows us to present it to all UK Police Fleet Managers. We are very pleased with the considerable interest and positive response we’ve received from forces to date and are currently in negotiation with a number of forces over potential orders."Published 8 October 2002