Volvo has turned the XC90 crossover into a 4.5-ton armored car

Volvo has turned the XC90 crossover into a 4.5-ton armored car

June 26, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Swedish company introduced the armored version of the flagship crossover XC90, capable of withstanding automatic weapon shots and grenade explosions.

Volvo introduced the armored version of the flagship crossover XC90, the mass of which after the upgrade was 4.5 tons. The car, developed jointly with the specialists of the German company Trasco, is designed “for those who need constant enhanced protection.”

The body of the Volvo XC90 Armored crossover was reinforced on all sides with 10-mm steel armor, and standard windows were replaced with special glasses 50 mm thick. The total mass of the armored material was 1400 kilograms. The degree of ballistic protection complies with the VR8 standard – this means that the car can withstand shots of automatic weapons of 7.62 caliber and grenade explosions.

Due to the increased mass, engineers had to significantly modify the suspension, brakes and engine crossover. Its standard equipment includes Run-Flat tires, a self-locking fuel tank and tinted windows.

In addition, the car is equipped with a fire extinguishing system of the fuel compartment, as well as a secret exit – in case of need, passengers will be able to leave the crossover through the back of the body.

Volvo XC90 Armored is already available for order in the UK at a price of 450 thousand pounds sterling. The first cars will reach customers at the end of 2019.

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