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  • Ratings: Top 10 quietest cars we've tested - 6 cylinders quieter than electric?

    For the majority of car buyers, comfort is a priority. But comfort is difficult to quantify, it is mostly based on subjective feelings, keyword here being mostly. One aspect that can be quantified is noise level. We use a specialized sound level meter to determine the sound pressure level at varying speed intervals – 60 km/h, 90 km/h, and 110 km/h.Two things we’d like to note: The sound level meter only measures one aspect of noise - the sound pressure level, not its frequency. Due

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Apr 29, 2021

  • 2021 Volvo XC60 updated! Priced from RM 278k to RM 325k, down by RM 1.2k

    Hot off the launch of the 2021 Volvo S90, Volvo Malaysia rolls out yet another update, this time on the 2021 Volvo XC60. The SUV is now priced from at RM 278,195 for the T5 variant while the T8 is now priced at RM 324,656. That’s more than RM 1,000 less than the price before!The prices stated are on-the-road without insurance and SST exempted. These prices are valid until 30th June 2021. Once the SST exemption on locally assembled cars ends, the Volvo XC60 will be priced at RM 298,888 for

    Jerrica

    Jerrica

    Apr 28, 2021

  • We need to talk about Volvo, but not about its safety

    Is Volvo a true rival to Mercedes-Benz and BMW? Can Volvo take the spot currently occupied by Audi? From a purely product-focused perspective, the answer is a definite yes. However, activities on the showroom floor paint a different reality.The problem isn’t because Volvo cars aren’t as good as their German peers, but because it was too good at the same thing for too long. We are talking about safety.The image of Volvo is one that is still very much centred on safety. Volvo makes the

    Hans

    Hans

    Mar 23, 2021

  • Top 5 best-sounding in-car audio system we’ve tested

    According to Waze data, Malaysians spend an average of 1 hour and 12 minutes per day on the road. More likely than not, most of us will be listening to our favourite tunes on the go.Some of us are a little more particular about audio quality than others, which is why we’ve rounded up the top 5 best-sounding in-car audio system we’ve tested at each price range.1. Under RM 50k - Proton SagaThere’s no contest in this category, the 2019 Proton Saga has the best sounding audio syste

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Dec 19, 2020

  • Volvo XC60 T5 vs T8 – Should you consider a hybrid?

    There are 3 variants available for the Volvo XC60 – T5, T8 Inscription, and T8 Inscription Plus. Volvo XC60 T5 – RM 298,888 Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription – RM 333,888 Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription Plus – RM 343,888The T8 variants are plug-in hybrid models while the T5 is solely powered by a combustion engine.Volvo XC60To recap, the Volvo XC60 T5 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine producing 254 PS and 350 Nm of torque. Drive is sent exclusively to the front w

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Aug 29, 2020

  • BMW X3 vs Volvo XC60 vs Mercedes-Benz GLC - Which is best?

    If you’re looking for an SUV within the range of RM 350k, the BMW X3, Volvo XC60 and Mercedes-Benz GLC will likely appear in your radar. To help with your decision between these three mid-size luxury SUVs, here’s a quick specs comparison.PerformanceIn terms of performance output, the Volvo XC60 T8 eclipses the rest with its hybrid powertrain. It makes 407 PS and a tarmac-ripping 640 Nm of torque. We’ve tested its 0-100 km/h time to be 5.6 seconds, which is ludicrous for a

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Aug 22, 2020

  • Review: 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription Plus - Out-badged by rivals, but outshines them

    Mention Volvo and the word "safe" almost instinctively comes to mind. Yes, the 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription Plus is indeed one of the safest cars on sale today, but its so much more than that.First, a little refresher on the 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Inscription Plus. Volvo Car Malaysia gave the XC60 an update earlier this year. The T8 plug-in hybrid variants now feature a larger battery, at 11.6 kWh compared to 10.4 kwh previously.Price without SST is RM 326,120 (valid until 31 December 20

    Shaun

    Shaun

    Aug 15, 2020

  • Volvo Car Malaysia launches its official used car programme called Volvo SELEKT

    Volvo Car Malaysia today paved a new path for customers with the launch of its 360 total-care used car programme known as Volvo SELEKT.The programme is created for the discerning customers in mind, who want the same uncompromising excellence and quality of a new Volvo car but at a price point they desire.Each pre-owned Volvo car under the Volvo SELEKT programme is guaranteed to be under five years old and has less than 100,000 km in mileage. Once it qualifies under the programme, the car wi

    Brian

    Brian

    Jun 24, 2020