Holden has announced their commitment to supplying 290 new divisional vans over the next two years to Victoria Police.
250 purpose-built two-door divisional vans based on the Colorado 4x2 will be rolling out onto Victorian streets. The vehicles are custom designed for Victoria Police with increased ground clearance giving greater visibility for police. There will also be six airbags in the passenger compartment and a custom-designed rear pod for transporting undesirables to the cop shop.
The rear-pod will be fully self-contained with a two-person capacity and feature an additional security camera with a 360-degree view for monitoring and recording those in custody.
For a touch of luxury, those lucky enough to score a ride in the back will enjoy an air-conditioned compartment.
Additionally, 40 custom 4x4 four-door divisional vans equipped with bull-bars and winches will also be deployed to regional Victoria where off-road capability is required.
Executive Director of Sales, Michael Filazzola said, “Holden’s Australian engineers have worked collaboratively with Victoria Police to create a vehicle that is not only designed specifically for Australian conditions but is the safest vehicle possible to protect their frontline members.
“The Holden Colorado offers Victoria Police the leading safety and performance attributes needed for modern policing.”
For peace-of-mind, the divisional vans have been awarded the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating thanks to a host of safety features including airbags, stability control and ABS brakes.
The divisional vans will be hitting Victorian roads from February 2018 with the four-door versions expected from mid-2018.
This follows last year’s announcement that BMW would supply Victoria Police with up to 80 530d sedans to be used as highway patrol cars.
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