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Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine launched

By RIZAL JOHAN | 11 October 2017


KUALA LUMPUR: Volvo Car Malaysia launched the locally assembled S90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) which comes in two variants - Inscription and Inscription Plus - priced at RM368,888 and RM388,888 respectively.

However, if you book the sedan by Oct 31 2017, you will enjoy an introductory offer which slashes RM20k off for both variants.

The difference between the two trim levels is the added Bowers & Wilkins 19-speaker sound system and air suspension for the Inscription Plus.

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Volvo’s new design language is personified by the now iconic Thor’s Hammer LED headlight and new grille design which pays homage to the brand’s classic styling cues and is further finessed with modern Scandinavian sensibilities.

The turbocharged and supercharged petrol engine powers the front wheels while the electric motor drives the rear axles.

The combined output of combustion engine and electric motor produces 407hp and 640Nm of torque.

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“Our unique approach to engine design stems from the need to deliver uncompromising performance, efficiency, and space by having the hybrid components cleverly integrated into the design, differentiating us from the other hybrids in the market,” said managing director of Volvo Car Malaysia, Lennart Stegland.

Stegland was referring to the placement of the battery in the tunnel which frees up cargo space in the boot.

The S90 T8 is no slouch as it takes only 4.8 seconds to go from 0-100kph.

In pure electric mode has a range of 50km.

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Safety wise, both variants come with IntelliSafe, Volvo’s City Safety Technology which automatic breaking functionality and collision avoidance systems.

Other standard features include Park Assist with Park Assist Pilot, 360 degree surround view camera, blind spot information system with cross traffic alert, and lane keeping aid.

In other news, the locally-assembled Volvos will also be exported to selected markets in the region such as Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Volvo Car Malaysia is projecting an export volume of 5,000 units per annum.

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