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

By THOMAS HUONG | 26 October 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The new Volvo S60 T8 R Design is expected to boost sales for the premium Swedish marque in the country, as the mid-sized sports sedan is priced competitively and packed with lots of luxury and safety features.

Priced at RM295,888 on-the-road without insurance, the new S60 is powered by an award-winning T8 Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid system that delivers 407hp.

Labelled ‘a true driver’s car’ by Volvo, the S60 is billed as combining performance, sustainability and safety.

Turbocharged for maximum responsiveness, the engine balances strong performance with low emissions and fuel consumption, so the driver can enjoy the feeling of power, responsibly.

Volvo Car Malaysia managing director Nalin Jain (left) and product manager Sharon Wong launching the Volvo S60 T8 R Design in Kuala Lumpur.
Volvo Car Malaysia managing director Nalin Jain (left) and product manager Sharon Wong launching the Volvo S60 T8 R Design in Kuala Lumpur.

“What makes the Volvo S60 a driver’s car is the dynamic chassis and drive modes as it delivers excellent control and an engaged performance. This, combined with the acclaimed technology from our 90 Series and other 60 Series cars, ensures that the Volvo S60 T8 R Design it is on its way to being one of the best sports sedans on the market,” said Volvo Car Malaysia managing director Nalin Jain.

The new Volvo models are the most luxurious that Volvo Cars has ever built, with the Volvo S60’s interior exuding quality and craftmanship.

Users will enjoy its contour seats with exclusive Charcoal Fine Nappa Leather/Open Grid Textile upholstery and tailored dashboard. Not to mention the Harman Kardon Premium Sound system and panoramic roof.

Using the three principles of proportion, the intelligent use of technology and the best Scandinavian expression of luxury, the Volvo S60 is raising the level of luxury in the premium sedan market.

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The Volvo S60 shares Volvo Cars’ own Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, safety technology and infotainment system, which is used in the top-of-the-line 90 Series cars and award-winning XC60, all of which have achieved industry-leading safety ratings.

This makes the new Volvo S60 one of the safest cars on the road.

The City Safety with Autobrake technology assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions and is the only system on 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 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.

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Volvo S60 T8 R Design

Price: RM295,888 on-the-road without insurance

Warranty: 5 years

- 1,969cc Drive-E engine with Turbocharger & Supercharger
- 407hp at 5700rpm
- 640Nm at 1200 - 5400rpm
- 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Geartronic
- Acceleration, 0-100kph: 4.4 seconds
- Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 2 litres per 100km
- 235/40 R19 tyres
- Service Intervals: 20,000km
- Fuel tank: 60 litres
- Kerb weight: 2,041kg

Driving Dynamics

- Electric Rear Axle Drive (ERAD)
- All Wheel Drive (AWD)
- Drive Mode Settings
- Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS)
- Adjustable Steering Wheel Force
- Dynamic Chassis
- Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold Function
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Engine Start/Stop System
- 11.6 kWh Lithium-Ion Hybrid Battery

Driver Display, Controls & Information

- Digital Instrument Cluster with 12.3” TFT Adaptive Digital Display
- Head-Up Display (HUD)
- Intelligent Driver Information System (IDIS)
- Sensus Navigation
- Road Sign Information System (RSI)
- 3-Spoke R-Design Leather Steering Wheel with Perforated Leather
- R-Design Sport Pedals
- R-Design Gear Lever
- Diamond-Cut Engine Start/Stop Knob, Drive Mode Selector & Volume Knob
- Steering Wheel Controls
- Voice Control
- Digital Owner’s Manual

Intellisafe - Preventive Safety

- City Safety - Collision Avoidance & Mitigation with Intersection Support Pedestrian, Cyclist & Large Animal Detection
- City Safety with Steering Support
- Front & Rear Collision Warning & Mitigation Support
- Driver Alert Control (DAC)
- Lane Keeping Aid (LKA)
- Run-Off Road Mitigation with Road Edge Detection
- Oncoming Lane Mitigation
- Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Steer Assist
- Cross Traffic Alert (CTA)
- Seat Belt Detection with Graphical Indicator for All Seats
- Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
- Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)

Intellisafe - Protective Safety

- Pre-Prepared Restraints (PRS)
- Run-Off Road Protection
- Dual Stage Driver & Front Passenger Airbags
- Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with Dual Chamber
- SIPS Airbags
- Full-Length Inflatable Curtains (IC)
- Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) for Front Seats
- Post-Collision Auto Braking & Unlocking
- Collapsible Steering Column
- Brake Pedal Release
- Energy Absorbing Seat Cushions

Intellisafe - Child Safety

- Power Child Safety Lock
- Passenger Airbag Cut-Off Switch
- ISOFIX Attachment Point, Rear Outer Seats
- Power Windows with Pinch Protection


- Volvo Guard Alarm with Immobiliser & Interior Mass Movement
- R-Design Leather Key Integrated Remote with Central Locking
- Remote Key Tag / Sport Key
- Private Locking, Trunk
- Home-Safe Light


- R-Design Grille
- Dual Integrated Tailpipes
- Door Handles with Illumination & Ground Lighting
- Glossy Black Exterior Mirrors
- Power Retractable Exterior Mirrors
- Windscreen Wipers with Integrated Washers
- Capless Refuelling System
- Welcome Light / Approach Light


- 19” 5-Triple Spoke Matt Tech Black Diamond Cut Alloy
- Wheels with 235/40R19 Tyres
- Indirect Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (iTPMS)
- Tyre Sealant Kit
- Safety Triangle


- LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
- Full LED Illumination Headlights with Active High Beam and Active Bending Lights (ABL)
- High-pressure Headlight Cleaners
- Automatic Headlight Levelling System
- Rear Fog Lights
- High Position Rear Brake Light
- Emergency Brake Lights - Flashing Brake Lights and Hazard Warning


- R-Design Metal Mesh Decor Inlay
- Frameless Rear-view Mirror
- Tailored Instrument Panel
- R-Design Front Tread Plates
- R-Design Textile Carpets
- High-Level Interior Illumination Package
- Charcoal Headliner

Seats & Upholstery

- R-Design Seats in Leather/ Nubuck textile
- Power Adjustable Driver Seat
- Power Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
- Memory for Driver Seat including Exterior Mirrors
- Memory for Front Passenger Seats
- Power Adjustable Lumbar Support - 4-Way
- Power Cushion Extension, Driver Seat
- Power Cushion Extension, Front Passenger Seat


- Keyless Entry & Drive
- Rain Sensor with Tunnel Detection
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Pilot Assist
- Park Assist Front & Rear
- Park Assist Pilot, Parallel Parking & Perpendicular Parking
- 360-degree Surround View Camera
- Automatically Dimmed Inner & Outer Rear View Mirror
- Illuminated Vanity Mirror, Driver & Front Passenger
- Parking Ticket Holder
- Power Operated Trunk with Hands-free Operation


- 2-Zone Electronic climate control (ECC)
- Clean Zone Interior Air Quality System
- Parking Climate with Cabin Pre-Conditioning
- Second Row Air Conditioning with B-Pillar Vents
- Panoramic Sunroof


- Sensus Connect with 9” Portrait Integrated Colour Touchscreen
- Harman Kardon Premium Sound Audio System - 14 Speakers (600W Output)
- 2 USB Type-C Port in Front Tunnel Storage
- Apple Carplay & Android Auto

Load & Versatility

- Cup Holders and Storage with Jalousie Enclosure in the Tunnel Console
- Cup Holders and Storage in the Rear Seat Armrest
- 12V Socket in Tunnel Console & Cargo Area
- Net Pocket on Tunnel
- Protective Scuff Plate, Trunk
- Charge Cord Bag

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