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Only People Not Thrilled About Riding in All-New Ford Transit? Prisoners
by Staff Report

Law enforcement agencies looking for a new way to securely transport prisoners between facilities have an innovative option to consider based on the all-new Ford Transit.

The 2015 Ford Transit Prisoner Transport Vehicle concept, or Transit

PTV, features an upfit prisoner conveyance system Ford Motor Company

created with Warminster, Pennsylvania-based Havis Prisoner Transport

Solutions to showcase Transit’s flexibility for law enforcement

applications. It offers space to carry as many as 12 prisoners in three

separate compartments.

“Transit PTV is the latest

example of Ford’s deep commitment to helping provide law enforcement

agencies with capable vehicles,” said Jonathan Honeycutt, Ford police

marketing manager. “This concept proves Transit is upfit-ready and

designed to Built Ford Tough standards.”

Transit PTV was designed

with input from Ford’s Police Advisory Board, a group of law enforcement

professionals from across North America.

“Many Police Advisory

Board members have had the chance to drive this vehicle and they are

excited about it,” said Honeycutt. “This new vehicle is tough, smart and

efficient – ideal for the needs of law enforcement agencies.”


PTV is built on the all-new 2015 Ford Transit van, which offers the

most configuration choices among full-size vans to provide a vehicle

that meets the specific needs of buyers.

Transit is available in

three roof heights, two wheelbases, three lengths and four body styles.

It provides a range of powertrain choices with a lineup that includes

two gasoline engine options, an E85-capable 3.7-liter V6 and an

available 3.5-liter EcoBoost® as well as an available 3.2-liter Power Stroke® diesel.

Transit makes extensive use of boron steel, which has proven its durability through more than 7 million miles of testing.


is the sales leader in police vehicles, offering a wide array of

choices to meet the specialized needs of law enforcement agencies.

Transit PTV joins Police Interceptor sedan and utility vehicle, Special

Service Police Sedan, F-150 Special Service Vehicle and Expedition

Special Service Vehicle in the Ford law enforcement vehicle lineup.


Police Interceptor utility was the best-selling police vehicle in 2013 –

a trend that has continued through 2014, according to Ford analysis of

Polk police vehicle registration data. Together, Ford Police Interceptor

sedan and utility topped 25,000 units sold in 2013, with the utility

vehicle accounting for 56 percent of sales.

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