Some of the vehicles ordered by Germany, Czech Republic,
Poland and Bulgaria will be used as part of the European Union’s Frontex Border
and Coast Guard Agency. These vehicles are tasked with allowing authorities to
control the borders of 26 countries in the European Schengen region.
Tim Carter, Special Programmes Manager for Fleet and
Business Sales Europe, said: “For Jaguar Land Rover, the purchase of Discoverys
by these high profile professional fleets, often operating on a 24/7 basis in
demanding situations, is a demonstration and validation of the design,
engineering, testing and manufacturing of one of the world’s best SUVs.”
Having gone through the European Union’s Open Tendering
process to secure these lucrative contracts, the Discovery went up against a
number of rival vehicles, including from – Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Toyota and
Volkswagen Audi Group. But Land Rover came out on top thanks to the Discovery’s
capability and versatility, cost of ownership and aftersales support network
all impressing the decision makers.
Tim added: “It is a testament to our retailer network who
will provide support for the cars in market, delivering service and maintenance
to vehicles operating in diverse roles and locations.
“The high visibility of the vehicles in such fleets supports
every message we communicate to our customers, and is a visible and tangible
confirmation to existing and future customers alike of our drive to go Above