2015 Ford Transit Police Transport Vehicle
A new paddy wagon concept from Ford
This is no ordinary 2015 Ford Transit fullsize van. It’s a Police Transport Vehicle concept that can be used to move as many as 12 prisoners in three separate compartments. Havis Prisoner Transport Solutions in Warminster, Pennsylvania, created an “upfit prisoner conveyance system” along with Ford’s Police Advisory Board to show how the all-new Transit fullsize van can be used by law enforcement as an economical vehicle with high capacity.
“Transit PTV is the latest example of Ford’s deep commitment to helping provide law enforcement agencies with capable vehicles,” says Jonathan Honeycutt, Ford police marketing manager. “This concept proves Transit is upfit-ready and designed to Built Ford Tough standards.”
He continued by saying, “Many Police Advisory Board members have had the chance to drive this vehicle, and they are excited about it. This new vehicle is tough, smart, and efficient -- ideal for the needs of law enforcement agencies.”
The PTV is based on the all-new 2015 Ford Transit fullsize van that’s available in two wheelbases, three roof heights, three lengths, and four body styles. There are three powertrain choices ranging from a 3.7L V-6 with 275 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, a twin turbo 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 with 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, and even a 3.2L Power Stroke inline-five turbodiesel engine that makes 185 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
Ford is the sales leader in police vehicles, with 25,000 units sold in 2013 from its lineup that includes Police Interceptor sedans and SUVs, Special Service Police Sedans, F-150 Special Service Vehicles, and Expedition Special Service vehicles.