Volvo moves into security car market
VOLVO has taken another step as a manufacturer of cars for people needing heightened protection with the release of an XC90 Armoured version.
The armoured car is built on the Inscription version of the Volvo XC90 T6 AWD model and has 10 millimetre thick high-strength steel armour while the thickness of the glass can be up to 50 millimetres.
The armour adds approximately 1,400 kilograms to the XC90, which brings the total weight including five occupants up to 4,490kg, so to cope with the increased weight the car is fitted with uprated suspension and new brakes.
Volvo says it has 360-degree ballistic resistance as well as explosive resistance, is available to order now and that first customer deliveries will be made at the end of the year.
Potential customers include security services who would use the car to transport high-profile individuals.