Volvo S90 sold out in Malaysia, new facelift model to launch soon

Eric · Mar 18, 2021 04:47 PM

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A recent check on Volvo Car Malaysia’s website has shown that the pre-facelift Volvo S90 has been dropped from the local line-up, suggesting that the facelift model is coming sooner than later.

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The facelifted Volvo S90 made its regional debut in Thailand late last year, imported (CBU) from Malaysia.

Also Read: Malaysia-assembled 2021 Volvo S90 facelift debuts in Thailand, ahead of us

Will the facelift Volvo S90 get a new name?

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Seeing that the rest of Volvo Malaysia’s line-up now features the Recharge (PHEV variants) badging, there’s a good chance that the Malaysian-spec Volvo S90 facelift will get the same treatment.

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Furthermore, the Thai-spec car, which is imported from Malaysia, also get the new Recharge badging.

Also Read: 2021 Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge PHEV launched in Malaysia, from RM 242k

What powertrain options will be available?

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T8 Recharge engine pictured

Globally, the facelifted Volvo S90 gets a new 48-volt mild hybrid option, in addition to a number of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines.

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That said, seeing that the Thai-spec car features the same T8 Twin Engine petrol-electric hybrid powertrain from before, there is a good possibility that the Malaysian-spec model will mirror this configuration.

This petrol-electric combo offers a combined system output of 407 PS and 640 Nm.

What else is new?

Bowers & Wilkins sound system

Specifications of the Malaysian-spec car have not yet been revealed, but one can expect a tweaked exterior with new front fog lights, a new spoiler design, new design elements in the taillamps, and new bumpers with more pronounced chrome pieces – just like the Thai-spec car.

Volvo S90 facelift gear knob

The interior of the Thai-spec Volvo S90 facelift features an upgraded Bowers and Wilkins audio system with a new amplifier, automatic vehicle noise cancellation, and a new setting that alters the ambience. The 12-volt outlets at the rear are now replaced by 2 USB-C charging points.

Also Read: New 2020 Volvo S90 facelift revealed; mild hybrid option, upgraded B&W sound system

Eric

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Started from the IT industry but somehow managed to find his way into the automotive industry. If he’s not gaming, he’s constantly tinkering with his daily/weekend car.

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