For over 30 years, the Opel Astra has played an immense role in capturing bad guys throughout the U.K. and this week, the long tradition continues with an all-new law enforcement edition.
Before reporting for duty, each Astra gets outfitted with a slew of custom gear by its in-house arm, Special Vehicle Operations (SVO). Its dash receives a bespoke instrument cluster specifically tailored to incorporate radios and computers. The cabin integrates mobile data terminals, video capturing, and other transceivers into a clean, spacious area. Of course, what’s a cop car without flashing lights? Multiple lighting packages are also installed by SVO.
Here are some interesting facts: One in five police cruisers in the U.K. is an Astra. All 54 police forces in the country employ the Astra.