Volvo moves into se­cu­rity car mar­ket

Gloucestershire Echo - - MOTORING NEWS -

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.

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