With the help of a four-year-old girl, a Volvo Trucks’ crash test video has gone viral.
Internet news headlines like “4-year-old drives, crashes Volvo truck via remote control” (foxsports.com) have attracted nearly 4 million viewers on Volvo Trucks’ YouTube channel as of Monday afternoon.
Volvo’s FMX dump truck appears to be controlled remotely by young Sophie Brown as it rides over a concrete road barrier, plows through water, rolls down an embankment, crashes through a brick building and does some celebratory doughnuts in the parking lot.
Sophie is shown next to a stoic Volvo crew as she appears to be making some serious driving errors with the remote, sending the truck off-course through a series of challenges that aren’t exactly the average proving grounds demo—but of course, that’s the point.
A disclaimer at the end of the 2-minute, 23-second video reads, “The test was carried off by professionals in a closed-off area. Sophie and crew were kept at a safe distance. All buildings were empty, locked and sealed.”
That’s a good thing, because there wasn’t much left of the building after Volvo’s truck turned it into a drive-thru. Hmmm…how will the next OEM top this video?
Scroll down for recent crash test videos on Nissan’s Titan XD. Read a related HWT story: Titan XD undergoes abusive tests.