Forty Seat Toledos 'patrolling' streets of Barcelona

Some forty Seat Toledos, equipped with state-of-the art police security technology, are already patrolling the streets of Barcelona as part of the City Police –Guardia Urbana– vehicle fleet. The cars are part of the new equipment supplied to this Barcelona police force, and were publicly unveiled last Friday, together with the force’s new shield, on the occasion of St. Raphael Archangel’s day, the force’s patron saint.

The official ceremony took place at Barcelona’s emblematic Arco del Triunfo (Triumphal Arch), and was attended by Jordi Hereu, Barcelona’s mayor, together with Ferran Julián, councillor for the city’s Law Enforcement Department, as well as representatives of the Guardia Urbana amongst other personalities. Seat was represented by Ramón Paredes, the company’s Vice President for Human Resources, and Benjamín González, Sales & Marketing Manager for
Catalonia, the Levant, Murcia and Aragon.

SEAT’s Vice President for Human Resources underscored the importance of Barcelona City Hall’s acquisition of units of this model for the Guardia Urbana “since it reaffirms the close collaboration of the brand with the official entities of the city, as an expression of its concern to further strengthen the links already existing with local administration”.

The vehicle chosen as a patrol car is the 105-hp, 1.9 TDI Seat Toledo. What the Guardia Urbana appreciated most when choosing the Seat Toledo to form part of its fleet of patrol cars was not only the vehicle’s high standards of quality and safety, but also its versatility and load capacity, in view of the large amount of equipment this particular police force carries around when patrolling.

This is not the first time that Seat models have been chosen as official vehicles by different official bodies. Since the end of 2005, some 500 Seat Alteas –first exponent of the new generation of the brand’s models– have been in service as patrol cars for the Catalan Autonomous Police Force

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