The latest addition to the Swedish police fleet is the Volvo V90, with the model adorning the livery for active duties starting next year.
The Volvo V90 police car is certainly looking distinguished and the newest member of the force actually nailed the best rating ever in the demanding police driving test, ahead of the former XC70. The model was top notch in five important areas – brake test, obstacle course, evasive action test, and high-speed emergency driving, with an overall score of 9.2 out of 10. “It is difficult to find any faults at all,” said Swedish police test drivers. “Chassis, steering, suspension, traction control and powertrain all show exemplary performance.” To make sure that happened, Volvo engineers at the Special Products unit in Torslanda, Sweden, modified the V90 for police duty.
The chassis has stiffer settings, the brakes and suspensions have been upgraded and the interior received every tool of the trade. The company hasn’t released any technical details so we don’t know about the powertrain at hand – either the 250-horsepower (186-kilowatt) turbocharged four-cylinder or the 316 horsepower twin-charged four-cylinder version. The Volvo V90 police version will reach its intended customers starting next year. By the way, Volvo models have been performing active police duties around Europe from as early as 1929.