Locally assembled Volvo S60 T8 PHEV launched, priced at RM296K

By CARSIFU | 18 May 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The Volvo S60 T8 is now available as a locally assembled model (CKD) and priced the same as the fully imported unit (CBU) that was introduced last October.

The price parity is because the fully imported model was launched at the CKD price at that time.

Like the CBU unit, the S60 T8 CKD will only come in a single trim – the T8 R-Design and retails at RM295,888 (on-the-road, without insurance, inclusive of excise duty and sales tax).

It is available for viewing at all authorised Volvo dealers nationwide from today.

Identical to its CBU variant, the S60 T8 CKD is powered by the award-winning T8 Twin Engine e-AWD plug-in hybrid and can deliver a total output of 407hp and 640Nm of torque.

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Its electric motor outputs 87hp and 240Nm of torque while its Drive-E petrol engine, equipped with supercharger and turbocharger technology, produces 320hp and 400Nm of torque. This translates into a 0-100kph run in 4.4 seconds.

“Being a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the S60 T8 CKD not only helps to minimise exhaust emissions, but also offers exhilarating acceleration and performance. In a sense, it is a vehicle that lets you recharge by giving you control over amazing performance, whilst helping the world recharge via a cleaner environment,” said Volvo Car Malaysia managing director Nalin Jain.

Owners can enjoy the open roads in contoured seats that are made with Charcoal Fine Nappa Leather with Open Grid Textile upholstery and a tailored dashboard.

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Adding to the ambience is an immersive 14-speaker system powered by Harman Kardon that is linked to a Sensus Connect infotainment system. Volvo Cars’ Sensus Connect infotainment system is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keeping drivers connected at all times. The intuitive control is a tablet-style touch screen interface that combines car functions, navigation and in-car entertainment apps.

The Volvo S60 T8 CKD is underpinned by Volvo Cars’ own Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, safety technology and infotainment system, which is also used in the top-of-the-line 90 Series cars, the XC60.

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The Volvo S60 T8 CKD offers City Safety with Autobrake technology, which assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions and is the only system in the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.

In a world-first for the mid-size sedan segment, City Safety now also engages auto braking to mitigate oncoming collisions.

The Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130km/h – has been upgraded with improved cornering performance.

The Volvo S60 T8 CKD also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and other steering assistance systems. The Cross Traffic Alert further enhances safety for people inside and outside the car designed to detect traffic crossing behind the car when reversing.

Volvo S60 T8 R Design arrives: RM296K, AWD plug-in hybrid with 407hp
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