Since 1929, Volvo has been making police cars for its home country, Sweden. Many vehicles such as the Amazon and 144 have served in Sweden's cop car fleet. Some recently added cars include the XC70 and V70 estates.
The latest addition is the all-new V90 which was launched earlier this year. The vehicle has just been put through Swedish police-car tests. Volvo has updated several components in the estate for its new role in the police department.
The first batch of V90s has gone through tests consist of an obstacle course, a brake test, evasive driving with and without braking, and high-speed emergency driving. The Volvo estate scored 9.2 out of 10, which is the highest rating ever achieved by any car in Swedish Police-car tests.
The V90 station wagon has an updated suspension and brakes, along with a stronger and more dynamic chassis. The model is fully equipped with necessary tools and communication equipment. Sweden's finest will start taking the delivery of the V90 cop cars in early 2017.
Volvo says, "It takes about a week to transform a standard V90 into a police car at Volvo Cars' special manufacturing facility in Torslanda, Sweden."
The final test protocol conducted by the Swedish police test drivers concludes that "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."
Swedish Police testing the Volvo V90 estate