Finnick's van is first seen near the middle of the film. After buying a Jumbo-pop for Nick and his "son", Judy Hopps visits Sahara Square to continue with her meter maid duties. In the windshield of a car, she spots Finnick loading jars of red juice into the van. She sees Nick on the roof of a building melting the Jumbo-pop she had just purchased into the juice. She becomes surprised when she sees the "son" driving the van and not the "parent".
Confused, Judy trails the van to Tundratown, where she watches Nick and Finnick freezing the juice into little paw-shaped ice pops. Judy continues to follow the pair around Zootopia, learning about their scam.
Later, near the climax of the film, Judy seeks out the van to ask Finnick to help her find Nick. She locates it in an alley and asks Finnick for help, to which he complies.
The van is a brand name vehicle called "Lobos Z1". "Lobos" is the Spanish word for "wolves".