New Volvo V70 police car unveiled

The all-new Volvo V70, the next generation of one of the police force’s most popular vehicles, made its UK debut in full police specification and livery at the National Association of Police Fleet Managers (NAPFM) conference and exhibition at Wroughton last week.

Aug 23, 2007
By David Howell

The all-new Volvo V70, the next generation of one of the police force’s most popular vehicles, made its UK debut in full police specification and livery at the National Association of Police Fleet Managers (NAPFM) conference and exhibition at Wroughton last week.

One of the key benefits of the new police vehicle, which begins official production in November, is its payload of 724kg (modified from the 539kg for standard production) in the D5 diesel model. This, combined with a larger load space in the rear and an underfloor lockable storage area, ensures that the vehicle can safely transport all the equipment necessary for modern policing, including heavy firearms when the situation demands.

Its cabin design allows more leg and shoulder room and also provides comfort for road policing officers who spend long hours in the driving seat, often wearing heavy and bulky body armour.

The new Volvo V70 also benefits from a reduced turning circle (from 11.9m to 11.2m), improving manoeuvrability in the tightest of spaces.

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