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VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES PROVIDES THE KEY FOR NEW PRISONER VAN

Jun 17, 2019

  • Police cell van developed from Volkswagen Transporter in Trendline trim
  • Conversion includes full width cell for two prisoners plus extra security features
  • Bespoke model has been completed by our Approved Blue Light Converter, Safeguard SVP
  • Van is the latest blue light conversion joining Crafter riot van and Caddy dog van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed a new prisoner transport van for police forces based on the Volkswagen Transporter.

The van features a full width rear prison cell with space for two prisoners, designed to ensure safe transport for occupants. The rear also features seating for an officer to accompany prisoners on journeys and a double latch security system to prevent the rear doors from being opened from the inside.

The cell van has also undergone a complete “blue light” conversion featuring LED lights, 100-watt siren and full police livery.

The conversion, carried out by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Approved Blue Light Converter Safeguard SVP in Essex, uses the Volkswagen Transporter in Trendline trim as the base vehicle. Under the bonnet is the 2.0-litre 150 PS diesel engine, which delivers a balance of performance and economy.

Steven Cowell, Technical Sales Manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “This has been a landmark year for our blue light conversions with the cell van rounding out a trio of new products on the market. This vehicle offers police forces a practical, reliable and economical solution to prisoner transport and we expect it to be a big hit once it joins the fleet.”

Public sector fleets, like police forces or ambulance services, often require specialist conversions. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a range of conversions to the Crown Commercial Service for different operational purposes through its expert in-house conversion team alongside its Approved Blue Light Converters. Already this year, the brand has unveiled a Crafter riot van (shown for the first time at the CV Show in April), which includes a single prisoner cell, plus the Caddy dog van, with bespoke kennel.

The Volkswagen Transporter cell van is now on the brand’s blue light demo fleet for police forces to trial having debuted at the NAPFM Emergency Fleet Exhibition last week.

For more details on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ award-winning range of products and Blue Light Conversions please contact our Technical Sales Manager, Steven Cowell, on steven.cowell@vwg.co.uk or to find your nearest Van Centre, please visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.

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For more information, please contact Grant McPherson, Product Affairs Manager, on 01908 548210 or 07774 684222, or Kate Thompson, Head of Press and Public Relations, on 01908 601478 or 07713 265562.

About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, California camper and the Amarok pick-up. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Every van also comes backed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ‘Working With You’ promise. It’s a commitment to work in partnership with businesses, providing them with the best products and aftersales support, whether they’re buying one or a thousand vans. For more information visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.

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