Volkswagen unveils Transporter prisoner van

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has expanded the range of approved Transporter conversions with a new prisoner transport van for police forces.

It features a full width rear prison cell with space for two prisoners and seating for an officer to accompany prisoners on journeys.

A double latch security system prevents 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.

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.”

The conversion, carried out by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Approved Blue Light Converter Safeguard SVP in Essex, uses the Volkswagen Transporter in Trendline trim, powered by a 2.0-litre 150PS diesel engine.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a range of conversions for public sector fleets through the Crown Commercial. This year, the brand has unveiled a Crafter riot van and a Caddy dog van.

Click here to read more about Volkswagen Groups blue light conversion scheme.

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