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The Swedish police force has long chosen Volvos whenever it’s needed cars, and now that there’s a new wagon—the V90—the Polisen have been running tests to determine its worthiness.
Not only did the handsome V90 pass with flying colors, it was the best rated car ever tested by the Swedish police force, 9.2 out of 10. As a result, the V90 is going into service.
“Overall, it is difficult to find any faults at all,” said Swedish police test drivers. “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.”
As can be seen in the video above, the Volvos were required to run a battery of tests that included high speed driving, evasive driving, a brake test, and more. To pass these tests Volvo did have to modify the V90 slightly.
“The chassis is made stronger and more dynamic, the brakes and suspension are improved and the car is fully equipped with all necessary tools and communication equipment,” Volvo said in a press release. “It takes about a week to transform a standard V90 into a police car at Volvo Cars’ special manufacturing facility in Torslanda, Sweden.”
Volvo isn’t satisfied with just selling their cars in Sweden, though. Other countries, like the UK, Italy, Norway, and the Netherlands are next for the V90 cop package.