Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will display a selection of four vehicles from its diverse range of vans and passenger carriers at the 35th National Association of Police Fleet Managers Conference and Exhibition at Cheltenham Racecourse between September 2nd and 3rd.  Making its debut will be the cell van conversion of the new Caddy Maxi which will be displayed alongside a Crafter PSU on loan from the Greater Manchester Police Force, a Crafter minibus and a Transporter window van with optional ‘kombi' pack.

The new Caddy Maxi cell van, adapted by Crown Conversions, is designed to carry up to five Police Officers in the first and second row of seats, with a lockable cell behind them accessed from the rear of the vehicle.

The new Volkswagen Caddy Maxi went on sale in February 2008 and joined the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle range between the Caddy and Transporter models.

As its name suggests, the new Caddy Maxi is longer than the conventional Caddy (by 470 mm) and offers a bigger load capacity and more space.  The precise specification of the vehicle can be customised to the specific requirements of any Police service.

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‘The new Caddy Maxi is an ideal vehicle for the emergency services, thanks to its mix of versatility, relatively compact dimensions and value – we're expecting the cell van conversion to attract a great deal of interest,' commented Kevin Varey, Conversions Manager, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

‘Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles provides a practical and diverse range of vans, passenger carriers and conversions to the emergency services, but it's our reputation for durability and reliability that is especially important to them – and often even more critical to the public they serve,' he continued.