Uttoxeter’s new first responder has been donated a Freelander 2 with an impressive maintenance record. The vehicle, along with its interior conversion and all future fuel and maintenance bills, are donated by local businesses.
The vehicle was supplied by Angus MacKinnon, a dealer on the outskirts of Uttoxeter in Staffordshire.
“We chose a Freelander 2 because we are Land Rover sales, service and repair specialists, so we know them inside out, and have been dealing with them for most of our 45 years in business. “, says Julian Stockton, sales manager at Angus. MacKinnon.
Unveiled at a handover ceremony in late February, the black 2012 Td4 Freelander wears a striking livery provided by HEX Signs and Graphics. The interior conversion, which included storage drawers for medical equipment, was supplied by vehicle accessory specialists Motorkraft.
Rear storage conversion adds to the practicality of the Freelander
“This particular Freelander has been maintained by us for 10 years, so we know it very well,” says Julian. The DVLA’s online record shows the vehicle has never failed an MOT, and its last notice was in 2014.
Year-round off-road service is part of the vehicle’s remit, Julian explained, hence the requirement for a Land Rover. “The vehicle will be used in and around Uttoxeter, Staffordshire and surrounding villages, and all rural areas around the Dove Valley. It will be needed off-road in many emergency situations, so like other off-road emergency services, they choose Land Rover products to tackle both on-road and off-road situations.
The livery was provided by HEX Signs and Graphics