Volvo's Red Key

Volvo Introduces A Red Key, But It Isn't What You Would Expect

The Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat are known for their red key. This allows you access all 707 rampaging horses under the hood. Volvo has decided to copy Dodge's idea for the red key, although it is for a completely different purpose.

Available on the S90, V90, and XC90 in the United Kingdom, Volvo's red key is primarily for young drivers, valets, and service shops to prevent any sort of tomfoolery. It will limit the top speed to 120 KPH (75 MPH), activate the adaptive cruise control to maintain a maximum distance from the car in front of it, and lower the volume of the audio system. The key will also turn the various safety systems installed on the 90 Series such as blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, and forward collision warning.

"Handing over your car to a third party often comes with a feeling of trepidation. For those who regularly entrust their car to others, Volvo’s Red Key gives owners the confidence that their vehicle is being driven responsibly, no matter whose hands it’s in," said David Baddeley, Operations Director for Volvo Car U.K.

The key will set you back £110 (about $136). Volvo says more models will come with the option of the red key down the road.

Pic Credit: Volvo

Subscribe to Torque News on YouTube.

Follow Torque News on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.