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Norwegian police ‘too expensive’ for Volvo. Volvo says it is withdrawing from producing special models for the Norwegian police in Gothenburg on grounds of cost. British, Swedish, and Swiss police use the four-wheel drive XC70s but the Norwegians, with 150 extra demands, do not want them equipped and modified after their arrival in Norway; almost only direct from the factory is good enough. The list of specifications Aftenposten has obtained, which looks like a car dealer’s lucky day, includes automatic gearbox, heated external mirrors (which come as standard on most models), and moulded floor mats. (Editorial note: Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson may be slightly disappointed with the 0-100kph in 12-second performance of the 200hp turbo-charged diesel engine).

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Norwegian police ‘too expensive’ for Volvo

Published on Tuesday, 29th March, 2011 at 12:54 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Volvo says it is withdrawing from producing special models for the Norwegian police in Gothenburg on grounds of cost.

Norwegian police car in Trondheim
Norwegian police car in Trondheim
Photo: HuBar/Wikimedia Commons


British, Swedish, and Swiss police use the four-wheel drive XC70s but the Norwegians, with 150 extra demands, do not want them equipped and modified after their arrival in Norway; almost only direct from the factory is good enough.

The list of specifications Aftenposten has obtained, which looks like a car dealer’s lucky day, includes automatic gearbox, heated external mirrors (which come as standard on most models), and moulded floor mats. (Editorial note: Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson may be slightly disappointed with the 0-100kph in 12-second performance of the 200hp turbo-charged diesel engine).

Other extras that may interest the makers of CSI, NCIS, for example, are integrated blue lights, two separate batteries, anti-radiation shielding for equipment, and solid cast rear seats; all designed to fit into a vehicle capable of carrying an extra 320 kilos and costing NOK 750,000.

Volvo has delivered cars to the Norwegian police for years, but now says it cannot fulfil their demands.

“We have chosen not to tender for new police vehicles, seeing no reason to comment about their requirements,” Tore Løvig, Head of Information for Volvo Norway, tells the paper.



Published on Tuesday, 29th March, 2011 at 12:54 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: volvoxc70, norwegianpolice, gothenburgfactory, toreloevig.





  
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