While we cover most of the times some really awkward or unique police cars, it’s worth announcing from time to time the new cars that you will be seeing on the street and, hopefully, not in your rear view mirror anytime soon.
Seeing as how the Vauxhall Astra is the most popular police car in the UK, the company’s Special Vehicle Operations unit decided to overhaul the most recent generation of the Astra in order to serve police departments all over the country.
Vauxhall’s manager of vehicle conversions, Dick Ellam, said, “With the new Astra, Vauxhall is offering the UK’s police constabularies a vehicle which is not only superior dynamically to its predecessor but which also has the scope for much improved integration with the systems law enforcement demands. We are particularly proud that this integration allows the devices needed by the police service to be mounted within the standard architecture of the car’s interior.”
The result is the new Astra police car, pictured above. Among the modifications implemented in the new vehicle are things like a restyled center console with room for police radio, video capture systems plus a remote data terminal, complete with a big touchscreen system.
While not as fancy as the Audi Q7 the Scottish police is rolling in, the Astra will certainly get the job done.
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