The V90 police car will take to the streets in 2017.
You can probably run, but you can’t hide from the beauty of this Volvo V90 police car. The newest member of the Swedish police fleet, the V90 wagon scored the highest rating ever in the demanding police driving test, besting the former XC70.
Excelling in five crucial areas, the brake test, obstacle course, evasive action test, and high-speed emergency driving, the V90 scored an overall 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."
In order to achieve such an impressive score, Volvo engineers at the Special Products department in Torslanda, Sweden, went to work on assuring this V90 was ready for duty. The chassis was stiffened, the brakes and suspension were improved, and the interior was equipped with all the necessary tools and technology one might need while on duty.
Though the company doesn’t specify what kind of engine is under the hood, it's safe to assume it’s the base 250-horsepower (186-kilowatt) turbocharged four-cylinder as opposed to the more premium twin-charged four-cylinder unit. Though, officers would likely make use of all 316 available horses (235 kilowatts) and 5.3-second 0-60 mph (0-96 kmh) time.
While the Swedish police will be the first task force to officially use the V90 wagon, Volvo hopes other police forces will follow suit – not just in Europe, but around the world. Countries like Norway, Italy, the U.K., and the Netherlands have all used Volvo vehicles in the past, as far back as 1929.
The Volvo V90 police vehicle will begin deliveries next year.