Official: Volvo wants this car to be the Crown Vic of global police fleets

Filed under: Wagon, Volvo, Police/Emergency

2014 Volvo XC70 police car

It has been years since the last Ford Crown Victoria rolled off the assembly line, but these body-on-frame sedans are still the most recognizable police cars in the US. Volvo is making a strong push in hopes that its XC70 can attain the same level of success as a global police car. As it is, Volvo is a popular choice for police cars in its home country of Sweden, but its cars are also used in police fleets in the UK, Belgium and Switzerland.

With an upgraded chassis, Volvo is looking to attract agencies from around the globe, including the rest of Europe, Asia and even the Americas. Changes over a stock 2014 XC70 include a beefier suspension setup, and the automaker has also tested the police-spec version of the jacked-up wagon in just about all conditions it could encounter in Europe – from the high speeds of the German autobahn to the low traction of Sweden’s snowy, winter roads. We doubt we’ll see many, if any, of these Volvos policing the streets of the US, but if we do, we’re sure it will be in New England, Colorado or North Carolina.

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