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Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourer – You’re nicked!

Thu, 14 May 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourer - off the shelf pursuit cars for Plod!


When times are tough, you look for business wherever you can. And for GM, times have never been so tough. Practically on the verge of extinction as a whole, certainly in the form we know, but with strong product in Europe with Vauxhall and Opel. And Vauxhall have just announced their latest sales pitch – to the Rozzers!

Vauxhall’s Insignia has been a big success for them. So much so that huge amounts of the Insignia have been carried over to the new Vauxhall Astra. And when you think about it, the Vauxhall Insignia would make a pretty decent Police Patrol Car. It handles well, it’s easy to drive, decent handling and roadholding and oodles of room. Particularly in the Estate version. And Vauxhall obviously thinks so, as they have set up their GM UK Special Vehicles Division at Millbrook in Bedfordshire to offer ‘Off-the-shelf’ police cars to UK Forces.

On offer, fully equipped with MDT Cameras, ANPR System, Blues and Twos and full comms, the facility allows UK Police Forces to get an almost instant replacement for any cars trashed whilst playing silly buggers with Twocers.

The Plod get a choice of a high-speed pursuit version with the 2.0 litre or 2.8 litre petrol engine, but its reckoned that the choice will be the Estate version – The Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourer - with oodles of room for cones, cons and cookies!

Probably makes a much better Police Car than the Zephyr 4 MK III with the Zodiac engine my Dad drove in the ’60s when he was a Plod!

By Cars UK