Mazda has been selected as an official provider of police vehicles for the first time after earning a place on the new National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) agreement.
Mazda has secured a place on the new four-year agreement in the category for the supply of ‘standard vehicles’, which covers vehicles used on covert and special operations.
It means that the UK’s 54 police forces have models such as the Mazda3, Mazda5, Mazda6 and CX-7 available to use when they buy off the agreement.
Fire, NHS and coastguard services are also able to access the framework to purchase vehicles, the first time such a framework has been made available to all ‘blue-light’ services.
Jason Jenkins, Mazda’s regional corporate sales manager, said: “Mazda has supplied cars to a number of police forces for many years but this is the first time that we have applied to be included within the official framework within one of the 18 police vehicle categories.”
The manufacturer believes that the Mazda3 MPS 2.3-litre will prove to be the biggest seller to police.