Volvo’s Updated 2014 XC70 D5 AWD Police Car Gets a Thumbs Up from Swedish Police

Swedish Police designated the 2014 Volvo XC70 D5 AWD as the best car in its fleet, with the wagon receiving an overall score of nine out of ten. The rating was awarded to the Volvo following exhaustive tests organized by the local police force. The Volvo XC70 D5 AWD scored ten out of ten in emergency driving, and did well in noise, comfort, stability, elk and braking tests, as well as in evasive maneuvers.

The updated 2014 XC70 D5 AWD police car features an updated chassis that includes new anti-roll bars, shock absorbers and springs. In order to fit the requirements of a police car, the XC70 is developed in cooperation with the Swedish Police. It can be sold either as a fully-equipped police car or as a base car with only a specially developed chassis.

Volvo sells 500-600 police cars every year, 90 percent of which remain in Sweden. However, Volvo also sells patrol cars in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland. The company wants to double sales numbers in the coming years.

“We are in discussions with at least a dozen different police forces around the globe: seven in Europe, two in the Americas and three in Asia. And we are determined to add more to that list,” says Ulf Rydne, Business Manager Commercial Vehicles at Volvo Car Special Vehicles and Accessories.

Production for the 2014 model year with the new chassis will begin in late November, with first deliveries scheduled for the start of next year.

By Dan Mihalascu


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