The Volvo XC90 Driven on Glass Bridge was fully loaded with 11 occupants
A Volvo XC90 has been used in China to check the safety of a glass bridge. The Zhanggjiajie Grand Canyon Bridge is the longest and highest transparent glass bridge in the world. The 300 meters high suspended bridge over Zhangjiajie National Park in central Hunan province is opening in July, 2016. A 2962 kg Volvo XC90 was driven over the bridge to prove that the glass is safe for the tourists.
Earlier there was a similar bridge in the same province, but due to a crack on the glass of that bridge it got closed. The incident was keeping the tourists away from the new bridge which is about to open. The manufactures tried to prove the safety of the glass in a different way.
A group of volunteers and staffs were gathered to test the bridge by hitting the glass with sledgehammer and driving the luxury SUV over it. Apart from a few piece of broken glass, the bridge was intact. The manufactures claim this bridge can withstand a weight of 800 people at once.
The Volvo XC90 is a luxury SUV which was launched in India last year with a price tag of Rs. 64.9 lakh. The premium luxury car comes with a muscular butch looking appearance, blended with suave elegance. The car features Thor’s Hammer pattern LED headlamps, vertically slated aggressive and large front grille, skid plate, vertically positioned taillamps etc.
Inside the cabin the car features multifunction steering wheel, wooden dashboard and door trims, and a large tab like touchscreen infotainment system. The driver can control major activities of the car from this tab like screen.
Power source for the Volvo XC90 is a 2.0 litre (1969 cc) twin turbo diesel engine mated to an 8 speed automatic gearbox. The engine is capable to churn out 225 bhp of peak power and 470 Nm of peak torque. The car is considered as one of the safest vehicle in the world.
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