Sweden heavily relies on domestic automotive makers when it comes to manufacturing police cars; although not too long ago, the list of indigenous automakers got reduced to half. This means, it's up to Volvo to keep a tight rein on crime. The Swedish automobile maker is slated to start taking delivery of the 2017 Volvo V90 early next year.
The longroof was recently put through a series of Swedish police car tests that encompass a brake test, an obstacle course, high-speed emergency driving, and evasive driving (with and without braking). The 2017 Volvo V90 passed the inspection with flying colors, scoring 9.2 out of 10, which surpasses all previous scores achieved by any car put through Sweden police tests, according to AutoWeek.
No prizes for guessing, the polisen will be ordering a bevy of these 2017 Volvo V90 and boost them even further. According to the 2017 Volvo V90's final test protocol prepped by Swedish police test drivers, finding a flaw in the vehicle is next to impossible with its powertrain, traction control, suspension, steering, and Chassis that are all showing commendable performance.
Moreover, a quick lane change, even at high speeds, is a walk in the park with the 2017 Volvo V90. Basically, the car follows instructions given to it by the driver and evades lateral forces with zero protests, Autoevolution reported.
The Gothenburg-based automaker says it takes about seven days to completely transform a regular V90 into a police car; this is done at Volvo Cars' exclusive manufacturing facility located at Torslanda, Sweden. Sweden's police force is no stranger to using a wagon, having used the V70 wagon for years and a slew of previous models such as Volvo 740, Volvo 940 and Volvo 245.
It's worth noting that Sweden is not the only country to use Volvo as police cars. Other countries that reserve Volvo for their police fleets include Russia, Norway, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and even Italy.