Monday, 2 July 2012 8:56 AM
SsangYong continues its quest to be taken more seriously as a contender in the SUV market with the news that a paramedic service now uses their vehicles.
SES Ambulance Services provide paramedic support primarily in case of emergency at equestrian events, as well as other country sports where injuries often happen in hard-to-reach places (as in geographically as well as in tricky parts of the human anatomy, but we digress...).
As such SES is using the SsangYong Rodius EX. Boxes this 4x4 ticks for SES include off-road capability, wide interior space to be able to transport tall patients lying down, enough headroom for a paramedic to attend to the patient while the ambulance is in motion and a low loading area so injured horsemen and women can be easily carried on board. There's also privacy glass and a 2.7-litre diesel engine to provide the required poke.
And, as a bonus for cost-conscious emergency services, it only costs £23,000. As the NHS seeks to save money wherever it can, perhaps the health minister needs to take a peek at this - people of Britain, your next ambulance ride could be in a SsangYong.
By Georgia Lewis
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