Volvo Has One Particular Type Of Crash Test That Involves Flinging An XC90 Into The Air

Our guess is that Swedes make the safest cars because they have the most creative safety testing.

What you are about to see here is what Volvo calls the "ditch test," or whatever that would be in Swedish. It tackles the very real problem of what would happen if the car were to go into a ditch on the side of the road and then get launched out of it. This really does happen a lot of the more rural areas of quite a few countries, and it’s worth looking into. It also makes for an awesome video of a big Volvo getting some serious air.

Maybe we’re focusing on the wrong thing here, but so what, flying Volvos are fun to watch.

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