Swedish police choose Volvo V90 as new patrol car…
The Volvo V90 has scored 9.2 out of 10 in Swedish police tests, setting the highest-ever score… it will join the force early next year.
THE NEW VOLVO V90 has been selected by Swedish police to become its new patrol car and will take to the roads early next year. Volvo has also hinted it will make the V90 available to any other police force around the world that’s interested… Australia?
The V90 was run through the Swedish police force’s “highly demanding driving test” which tests braking, an obstacle course, evasive action tests with and without braking, and high-speed emergency driving. The overall score for the V90 was 9.2 out of 10, the “highest rating ever achieved by any car in this demanding test,” Volvo said.
The report from Swedish police officers who tested the V90 read: “overall, it is difficult to find any faults at all. Chassis, steering, suspension, traction control and powertrain all show exemplary performance. Quick lane changes at high speeds feel almost deceptively easy, the car does what it is told to do and shakes off lateral forces without any protest.”
Volvo cars have been the mainstay of the Swedish police force, with the association beginning in 1929.