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  • Video: Volvo S60 T8 R-Design, a better sports sedan than the 330e or C300?

    Say, youre an up-and-coming executive, and you just got levelled-up in your paygrade. Time to splash the cash on a compact premium sedan, yes? Something sporty, with the grunt to match. Naturally, the names that will get bandied about will be the BMW 330e M Sport or Mercedes C300 AMG Line. But what if you seek something a bit more.... unorthodox?The Volvo S60 T8 R-Design is indeed a refreshing change of pace from the usual suspects in this segment. Boasting a distinctive and unmistakable exterio

    Jason

    Jason

    Jan 20, 2021

  • WapCar writers’ favourite cars of 2020: Volvo S60 T8 R-Design

    As you may already know, WapCar held the first-ever Car of the Year awards where you, our readers, get to decide which cars deserved to win. At the same time, each member of WapCar editorial team has also chosen his/her very own favourite car of the year. My pick was the Volvo S60 T8 R-Design.Let me start with a confession: the initial pick for my favourite car of the year was the G20 BMW 3 Series. That is, until I’ve spent a night with the Volvo S60 T8. And boy, was I glad to have experie

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Jan 14, 2021

  • Volvo Car Malaysia sold 1,950 cars in 2020, up 3% despite COVID-19

    In a media event by Volvo Car Malaysia today, Mr. Nalin Jain, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia announced that VCM sold 1,950 cars in 2020, up 3% from 2019, which saw 1,833 cars sold. July was the best month for VCM last year with 286 units sold,2020 also saw the launch of the Volvo S60 T8 PHEV in Malaysia, and the opening of a new Volvo 3S centre in Kota Kinabalu.For future plans, Mr. Nalin Jain said “We are going to introduce further sustainable product line up. It’s a huge l

    Arif

    Arif

    Jan 13, 2021

  • Nissan Almera bags WapCar’s 2020 Car of the Year, Honda City wins Editors’ Pick

    The N18 generation Nissan Almera has won the WapCar.my’s Readers’ Pick 2020 Car of the Year (COTY) award, having secured the most votes (13,475 votes), ahead of the Proton X50 (11,1100 votes) and Honda City (8,753 votes).Nissan Almera - Overall 2020 Car of the YearThis also means that the Nissan Almera is winner of the overall 2020 Car of the Year award.The Mitsubishi Xpander and Volvo S60 also won the most votes in their respective categories.Mitsubishi Xpander - 2020 7-seater Famil

    Hans

    Hans

    Jan 11, 2021

  • 2020 Volvo S60 T8 R-Design, best value-for-money compact exec?

    The locally-assembled (CKD) Volvo S60 T8 R-Design was launched in 2020 at identical price to the fully-imported (CBU) version – RM 295,888 (OTR with SST, without insurance). Price with SST exemption is RM 282,540, valid until 30 June 2021.Remind me again, what’s changed in the CKD model?Some were expecting a drop in price for the CKD model but as Volvo mentioned during the launch of the CBU version, it was already priced as a CBU. Features remained largely the same as well, save for

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Jan 10, 2021

  • Review: Volvo S60 T8 R-Design – Much better than a Mercedes?

    It’s tough work to create something astonishing. You have to combine the best resources, be far better than the competition, pay attention to every single detail, and leave a great and lasting impression. It would be a stretch to call the Volvo S60 T8 astonishing, but having tried it, I must say, it’s almost there.It’s a shame that some of us could not think beyond Mercedes-Benz or BMW when it comes to a luxury car.Yes, the three-point star is great for making an impression, an

    Arif

    Arif

    Jan 09, 2021

  • 2020 BMW 330e vs 2020 Volvo S60 T8 - Which is the better plug-in hybrid?

    BMW Malaysia recently added the 2020 BMW 330e M Sport into the 3 Series range, priced at RM 264,413 (without SST). Meanwhile, the 2020 Volvo S60 T8 R-Design goes for RM 282,540 (without SST).We’ve yet to get our hands on the 2020 BMW 330e, so we won’t get into driving impressions. Instead, we’ll walk through the spec sheets of the 2020 BMW 330e M Sport and the Volvo S60 T8 R-Design.Performance - Volvo S60 T8 takes the cake Performance Comparison BMW 330e Volvo

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Dec 30, 2020

  • COTY 2020: Volvo S60 T8, vote for your favourite Luxury Car of the Year!

    Back in May 2020, Volvo Malaysia launched the 2020 Volvo S60 T8 CKD, priced the same as the imported version at RM 295,888 (SST included). Features remained largely the same as well, save for a few items like the removal of 12V socket in the boot and split folding seats.Vote HERE!Some were expecting a drop in price but as Volvo mentioned during the launch of the CBU version, it was already priced as a locally-assembled one. And that under RM 300k, no direct rivals come close to what it has to of

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Dec 30, 2020

  • COTY 2020: It's WapCar's first Car of the Year awards and you're invited!

    The year 2020 is coming to a close and that means it’s time for WapCar’s Car of the Year 2020. We have our very own shortlist but we’re also letting you, our beloved readers, to decide on the cars that deserve to win our inaugural Car of the Year award!VOTE HERE!As we’ve said before, we have selected 18 cars across three categories for you to vote for. The categories are Luxury Car of the Year, 7-seater Family Car of the Year, and of course, the Overall Car of the Year. W

    CY Foong

    CY Foong

    Dec 18, 2020