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Volkswagen offers Caddy police dog van conversion

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched a new Caddy conversion, able to be used on patrol as a police dog van.

It features a removable dog kennel with adjustable temperature controls and a complete ‘blue light’ conversion including lights, siren and livery. The kennel has been built to strict animal welfare regulations which dictates size along with ventilation and air conditioning systems.

The van also features temperature monitoring which alerts the driver if the dog is too hot or cold. Settings can be adjusted from the cabin without the need to stop the vehicle.

The conversion, carried out by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Approved Blue Light Converter PressFab Evo in Bedfordshire, uses the Caddy in Highline trim as the base vehicle and has a 2.0-litre 150 PS unit. It is currently on Volkswagen’s blue light demo fleet for police to trial having debuted at the NAPFM Emergency Fleet Exhibition.

Steven Cowell, technical sales manager at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We’re delighted by the finished product after months of hard work by the team in partnership with PressFab Evo.”