Volvo XC90 updated for 2019, starts from RM373K

By CARSIFU | 18 November 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Volvo Car Malaysia has refreshed the line-up of its flagship XC90 large luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV) with new subtle styling touches and upgrades.

Available in three variants of T5, T8 Twin Engine Inscription and T8 Twin Engine Inscription Plus, the vehicles are priced on-the-road without insurance at RM373,888, RM399,888 and RM409,888 respectively.


Reprising its award-winning styling, the XC90 which herald in Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform in 2015, now gets a revised grille, new wheels and fresh exterior colours.

The new grille with inward curled vertical slats, low bumper design and the iconic Thor’s Hammer LED headlights, work together to enhance the XC90's powerful presence and persona.


Powering the T5 is a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that delivers 254hp and 350Nm of torque, enabling a satisfying 0-100kph sprint of 7.9 seconds and a fuel consumption of 7.9 litres per 100km.

The T8 plug-in hybrid line-up, meanwhile, reprises the 2.0-litre turbo and supercharged engine combined with an electric rear axle drive (ERAD) for a total system output of 407hp and 640Nm of torque, delivering a quick 0-100kph dash of 5.6 seconds and an outstanding fuel consumption of 2.6 litres per 100km.


The lithium-ion hybrid battery capacity of the T8 line-up has been increased to 11.6kWh from 10.4kWh previously to enable pure electric driving up to 50km.

This improvement in zero emissions driving range also goes well with Volvo's ambitious electrification and eco-friendly motoring strategy.


The interior of the T5 comes with leather upholstery for a premium feel, while the T8 gets Nappa leather that provides the driver and passengers with a sanctuary feel and a first class experience.

Nevertheless, the T5 sees the inclusion of third-row air conditioning with C-Pillar vents, road sign information system (RSI) as well as 4-zone electronic climate control with cooled glove box which were previously available only to the T8.


The T8 now gets a redesigned Orrefors crystal gearshifter knob for more upmarket feel.

While the T5 comes with a Touring Chassis set-up that offers a mix of sportiness and comfortable ride, the T8 gets an Active Chassis with 4-corner air suspension system that delivers an even more luxurious feel.

The world-first technologies and innovations that were launched on Volvo’s other 90 and 60 Series models between 2015 and 2019 have found their way into the XC90 over the intervening years.

As a result, Volvo’s top-of-the-line SUV has become more advanced since its introduction, clocking up over 320,000 units sold worldwide - and counting.


The XC90's active safety technology under the Intellisafe suite now offers drivers help with steering on both the City Safety and the Blind Spot Information System.

Volvo's City Safety with Autobrake is still the only system in the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.


The Oncoming Lane Mitigation system first introduced on the XC60 is now available on XC90, while the Cross Traffic Alert technology is now equipped with Autobrake.

All these, combined with the safety cage that forms the core of the passive safety technology, makes the XC90 one of the safest cars on the road and underlines Volvo Car’s unwavering commitment to developing the safest cars possible.

The Sensus infotainment system which is unique to Volvo has been a standard feature and compatible with both Apple Carplay and Android Auto as well as being integrated with the Spotify Music streaming service.


The top-of-the-line T8 Inscription Plus gets the Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound Audio System with 19 speakers and 1,400w output, while the T8 Inscription and T5 come with the High Performance Audio System with 10 speakers and 330w output.

The XC90 is available in Crystal White Pearl, Denim Blue Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic, Pebble Grey Metallic and Thunder Grey Metallic.


- 1,969cc Drive-E engine with Turbocharger
- 254hp at 5,500rpm
- 350Nm from 1,500-4,800rpm
- 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Geartronic
- Acceleration (0-100kph) 7.9 seconds
- Maximum speed: 215kph
- Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 7.9 litres per 100km
- 235/55 R19 tyres
- T125/80R18 Tempa Spare Wheel
- LED Illumination Headlights with Active High Beam
- Leather-Wrapped Gear Lever
- Touring Chassis
- Comfort Seats with Leather Upholstery
- Rear View Camera
- High Performance Audio System with 10 Speakers (330W Output)
- Fuel tank: 71 litres
- Kerb weight: 2,027kg



- 1,969cc Drive-E engine with Turbocharger and Supercharger
- 407hp
- 640Nm
- 8-Speed Automatic Transmission with Geartronic
- Acceleration (0-100kph): 5.6 seconds
- Maximum speed: 230kph
- Fuel consumption (combined cycle): 2.6 litres per 100km
- 275/45 R20 tyres
- Tyre Sealant Kit
- Head-Up Display (HUD)
- Sensus Navigation
- Active Chassis with 4-Corner Air Suspension
- Orrefors® Crystal Gear Lever with Illumination
- Inscription Nappa Leather Key Integrated Remote with Central Locking
- Comfort Seats with Nappa Leather Upholstery
- Full LED Illumination Headlights with Active High Beam & Active Bending Lights (ABL)
- High-pressure Headlight Cleaners
- Park Assist Pilot, Parallel Parking & Perpendicular Parking
- 360° Surround View Camera
- Second Row Air Conditioning with Tunnel Console Vent
- Panoramic Sunroof
- High Performance Audio System with 10 Speakers (330W Output)
- Fuel tank: 70 litres
- Kerb weight: 2,344kg



- T8 Inscription features
- Bowers & Wilkins® Premium Sound Audio System with 19 Speakers (1,400W Output)
- Kerb weight: 2,350kg



- Service interval: 20,000km

- Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) with Adjustable Steering Wheel Force
- Electronic Parking Brake with Auto Hold Function
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Engine Start/Stop System
- Digital Instrument Cluster with 12.3” TFT Adaptive Digital
- Intelligent Driver Information System (IDIS)
- Road Sign Information System (RSI)
- 3-Spoke Leather Steering Wheel with Unideco Inlay
- Diamond-Cut Engine Start/Stop Knob, Drive Mode Selector & Volume Knob
- Steering Wheel Controls
- Voice Control
- 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) with Auto Brake
- Seat Belt Detection with Graphical Indicator for All Seats
- Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
- Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
- 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
- Power Child Safety Lock
- Passenger Airbag Cut-Off Switch
- ISOFIX Attachment Point, Second Row Outer Seats
- Power Windows with Pinch Protection
- Integrated 2-Stage Booster Cushion, Second Row Centre Seat
- LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
- Keyless Entry & Drive
- Volvo Guard Alarm with Immobiliser, Interior Mass Movement & Inclination Sensor
- Rain Sensor with Tunnel Detection
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Pilot Assist
- Park Assist Front & Rear
- Automatically Dimmed Inner & Outer Rear View Mirror
- Illuminated Vanity Mirror, Driver & Front Passenger
- Parking Ticket Holder
- Power Operated Tailgate with Hands-free Operation
- 4-Zone Electronic climate control (ECC) with Cooled Glove Box
- Clean Zone Interior Air Quality System
- Second Row Air Conditioning with B-Pillar Vents
- Third Row Air Conditioning with C-Pillar Vents
- Sun Curtains, Rear Door Windows
- Sensus Connect with 9” Portrait Integrated Colour Touchscreen
- Two USB Ports in Front Tunnel
- Apple Carplay & Android Auto