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Photo Library: 2020 CKD Volvo S60 T8 R-Design

The locally assembled Volvo S60 T8 R-Design is officially launched with a slight revision to the specifications. Now we’re bringing you to the showroom with photos we’ve taken after checking out the car ourselves. Volvo S60 It is mostly identical to the fully imported (CBU) model and from the outside, it is virtually impossible to tell them apart. Like the CBU unit, it is propelled by the T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain and finished in R-Design trim. Speaking of power, the T8 powertrain makes a com

ShaunShaun

May 27, 2020

In Brief: Volvo S60 T8 CKD, highlights and new features

Volvo Car Malaysia has just launched the Volvo S60 CKD earlier today. The locally-assembled (CKD) model will replace the previous USA-made, imported (CBU) model. Here's a quick summary of the new highlights and features of the CKD model. New to the Volvo S60 T8 CKD is the hands-free powered tailgate and Park Assist Pilot. A hands-free powered tailgate is pretty much self-explanatory. With the keys in your pocket, do a kicking motion under the rear bumper, step back away from the car when a short

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

May 18, 2020

2020 Volvo S60 T8 PHEV CKD, what’s new and everything you need to know

Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) has officially launched the locally-assembled (CKD) 2020 Volvo S60 T8 PHEV R-Design. This CKD variant replaces the previously USA-imported S60. Here’s a full rundown of the new Volvo S60 T8 CKD and help you decide whether is this your next perfect car: How much is the Volvo S60 T8 CKD? Priced at RM 295,888 (OTR without insurance), the CKD S60 is priced exactly as the CBU units. This is because VCM managed to secure duties exemption from the Malaysian Government for the C

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

May 18, 2020

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 experienced

ShaunShaun

Jan 14, 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 a few item

ShaunShaun

Jan 10, 2021

2020 Volvo S60 T8 CKD launched in Malaysia, same price, slight change in features

Volvo Cars Malaysia has just introduced the locally-assembled (CKD) Volvo S60 in Malaysia. The Volvo S60 CKD is priced from RM 295,888 (on-the-road, without insurance), same as the imported version. Like the imported sibling, the assembled-in-Shah Alam S60 features Volvo’s T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain, which is powered by a twincharged (supercharged and turbocharged) 2.0-litre engine mated to a plug-in hybrid system, allowing for a combined system output of 407 PS and 640 Nm. An 8-speed automati

EricEric

May 18, 2020

Volvo S60 T8 CKD 2020 dilancarkan di Malaysia, harga sama dengan tambahan ciri menarik!

Volvo Cars Malaysia baru sahaja melancarkan Volvo S60 yang dipasang secara tempatan (CKD) di Malaysia. Volvo S60 CKD berharga dari RM 295,888 (harga atas jalan, tanpa insurans) sama seperti versi import. Volvo S60 Seperti model versi CBU, Volvo S60 yang dibuat di Shah Alam ini dilengkapi dengan tren kuasa hibrid plug-in Volvo T8 dan dikuasakan oleh enjin 2.0 liter berkembar (supercharged dan turbocharged) yang dipadankan dengan sistem plug-in hibrid. Kedua-duanya dijangka memberikan kombinasi ku

HarisHaris

May 18, 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

ShaunShaun

Dec 30, 2020

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, and the Bavarian m

ArifArif

Jan 9, 2021

Volvo S60 T8 – sedan berkuasa yang layak menang Kereta Mewah Tahun 2020 WapCar - BM?

Pada bulan Mei 2020, Volvo Malaysia melancarkan Volvo S60 T8 CKD 2020 dengan harga yang sama dengan versi yang diimport pada harga RM 295,888 (termasuk SST). Ciri-ciri serta kelengkapan lebih kurang sama, cuma kini tiada soket 12V di but belakang dan tempat duduk boleh lipat. UNDI DISINI! Ada yang menjangkakan penurunan harga tetapi seperti yang disebutkan oleh Volvo semasa pelancaran versi CBU, harga sebelum ini memang mengikut harga pemasangan tempatan. Dengan harga di bawah RM 300 ribu, tidak

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

Dec 31, 2020

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 S60 T8 Engine 2.0L 4-cylinder 2.0

ShaunShaun

Dec 30, 2020

2020 Volvo S60 T8 launched in Thailand, exported from Malaysia

Volvo Car Thailand has just launched the all-new third-generation S60 in the Kingdom, with the model imported from Malaysia. Yes, this marks the start of the S60’s local assembly in Malaysia, and sales here in Malaysia is expected to commence soon. For the Thai market, the all-new S60 is available in a lone T8 Twin Engine option, which gets a 2.0-litre petrol-electric plug-in hybrid powertrain, capable of delivering a combined system output of 407 PS and whopping 640 Nm. All these Swedish ponies

EricEric

Feb 4, 2020

Ratings: 2020 Volvo S60 T8 R-Design - The best sports sedan in class

Having tested the Volvo S60 T8 R-Design last year, we have to say, we were quite impressed. The Volvo outperformed segment rivals like the Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3-Series when it came to ride comfort and luxury features. Well, now it is time to see how the Volvo S60 scores in our WapCar Ratings. 2020 Volvo S60 T8 R-Design: Driving Performance - 37/50 pts, More than enough power 2020 Volvo S60 T8 R-Design - Facts and Figures Engine 2.0-litre 4-cyl supercharged and turbocharged with hybrid syste

ArifArif

Mar 13, 2021

 A better value CKD Volvo S60 T8 R-Design is coming to Malaysia

Volvo S60 Volvo Car Malaysia will launch the locally-assembled (CKD) version of the Volvo S60 T8 R-Design through live stream launch event on their official Facebook page next week, May 18th at 12 PM. (function(d, s, id) { let js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return;js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src ='https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); The fully

Zamil SyaheerZamil Syaheer

May 13, 2020

Volvo S60 T8 is the cheapest new car on sale with over 400 PS

In a world where a 1,500 PS Bugatti Chiron is allowed to roam freely on the public roads, we have become desensitised to horsepower figures. It wasn’t too long ago (the 90s wasn’t too long ago, right?) that 400 PS was reserved for supercars and super sports cars like the Ferrari 360 Modena (400 PS from a 3.6-litre V8) and Porsche 996.2 GT3 RS (405 PS from a 3.6-litre in-line 6). Back in the day, you can only get 400 PS from supercars These days, everything from a little hatchback to a family sal

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Nov 4, 2019

Volvo S60 T8 vs Mercedes-Benz C300 vs BMW 330i, which is best for you?

The locally assembled (CKD) Volvo S60 T8 has arrived and now it is at level playing field with the Mercedes-Benz C300 and BMW 330i. These are the CKD compact executive sedans that you’re probably looking at if you’re in the market for one, and we’re here to help you find which is perfect for you. Let's get the prices out of the way first. The Volvo S60 T8 is priced between the two at RM 295,888, the Mercedes-Benz C300 is the priciest here at RM 304,888, and the BMW 330i is the least expensive at

ShaunShaun

May 19, 2020

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

Say, you're 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 exter

JasonJason

Jan 20, 2021

The Volvo S60 T8 does 0-100 km/h in 4.4s, what cars can it keep up with?

From the Twin Engine hybrid powerhouse in the Volvo S60 T8 that makes 407 PS with a twisting force 640 Nm, it does the century sprint in 4.4 seconds and makes the S60 one of the quickest cars you can buy this side of RM 300,000 (priced at RM 295,888). Which brings us to the topic, what other cars is it as quick as? BMW i8 coupe, 0-100 km/h 4.4 seconds Also a hybrid like the S60 T8, its 1.5-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder is supplemented by an electric motor to produce a combined output of 374 PS.

ShaunShaun

Nov 1, 2019

Volvo Malaysia drops teaser for all-new S60

Volvo Malaysia released a special teaser for the third generation S60 on their social media platforms and website. The impending return of the S60 was announced earlier this year at the MBM Resources (MBMR), the parent company of Volvo Car dealer Federal Auto. No other details about the car have been released yet but given Volvo Malaysia’s past track records, there is a possibility that the S60 will be launched in Malaysia as fully imported units assembled in the USA with a T6 AWD option and a T

JerricaJerrica

Oct 4, 2019

Would you like a pre-reg Volvo S60 CBU for RM 22k less or a full price updated S60 CKD at RM 296k?

Volvo Car dealer Sisma Auto is having a special pre-reg Volvo car sale. From the Volvo S90 and even imported units of the Volvo S60 T8. These pre-reg cars are part of Sisma Auto’s approved used cars. The attractive deal includes a pre-registered Volvo S90 T5 selling at RM 81,888 less than the price of a new car. The T8 on the other hand would save buyers RM 124,200. Other than that, the Volvo XC40, Volvo XC90 T8+, and the Volvo S60 T8 CBU are also included in the special sale. We know that Volvo

JerricaJerrica

May 18, 2020

Volvo S60 CKD launching in 2020, same price & spec as CBU for Malaysia

At Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) annual business review, the company has confirmed that the locally-assembled (CKD) 2020 Volvo S60 will be launched in Malaysia in 2020, replacing the fully imported (CBU) units that were launched in 2019. VCM did not disclose the timeline of the launch but assured that the pricing and specification of the S60 CKD model will be identical to the CBU units that were offered in a sole S60 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid R-design priced at RM 295,888 (OTR without insurance).

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Jan 28, 2020

Why the 2020 Volvo S60 CKD isn’t cheaper than the CBU model

Volvo S60 gallery Earlier today, Volvo Car Malaysia introduced the locally-assembled (CKD) Volvo S60, roughly seven months after the imported (CBU) model was introduced here. The USA-made S60 was sold at RM 295,888 If you were expecting the locally-assembled S60 to be priced lower than the USA-made model, sorry to burst your bubble as that is not the case. The Volvo S60 CKD is priced from RM 295,888 (on-the-road, without insurance), identical to the USA-made model. The reason is less about the C

EricEric

May 18, 2020

Volvo S60 CKD and S90 facelift delayed for Malaysia due to Covid-19

Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) had a fantastic run in 2019 with a sales growth of 36.1%. There were also two model launches namely the Volvo XC60 (fully imported, CBU) and the Volvo XC90 facelift. The company previously announced its plans to introduce the locally-assembled (CKD) S60 T8 as well as the S90 facelift to the Malaysian market in 2020. However, these models will be delayed due to the Covid-19 global pandemic. Since the enforcement of Movement Control Order (MCO), all business operations inc

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Mar 31, 2020

All-new American made 2019 Volvo S60 adds Swedish flavour into a German game

( Model | Gallery ) Here to take on the Germans at their own game of compact executive sedans and after weeks of teasing, the all-new 2019 Volvo S60 is finally launched in Malaysia. Only one variant is available at launch - the T8 R-Design priced at RM 295,888 on-the-road without insurance. For those keen on buying one, better grab it quickly as this USA-made model (limited units) is already priced as a locally-assembled one, which is estimated to arrive in Q2 of 2020. The T8 plug-in hybrid powe

ShaunShaun

Oct 24, 2019

Volvo’s designation explained, from T4 to T8, plus the new P8

The brand spanking new Volvo S60 was just launched in Malaysia last week, and it is only available in one variant - T8 R Design plug-in hybrid. When the XC90 and the XC60 was launched, both came in the same T8 plug-in hybrid variant with the T5 variant joining the range some time post-launch. As for the S90 and V90, they were the reverse with T5 and T6 variants arriving first and the T8 version joining later. Though Volvo Malaysia has since stopped selling the V90 here. So what do these Ts and n

ShaunShaun

Oct 29, 2019

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 343,888 The T8 variants are plug-in hybrid models while the T5 is solely powered by a combustion engine. Volvo XC60 To 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 wheels via an 8-speed

ShaunShaun

Aug 29, 2020

Volvo cars now get 8-Year hybrid battery warranty at no extra charge

From 1 January 2020 onwards, all Volvo plug-in hybrids sold in Malaysia will be covered with an 8-Year warranty for the hybrid batteries with no extra charge. Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) is now the leader in hybrid battery warranty coverage for PHEVs in the premium segment. BMW Malaysia and Mercedes-Benz Malaysia offer 6-Years/100,000 km warranty for their hybrid battery. According to Marketing and PR Director of VCM, Akhtar Sulaiman, this is their assurance to customers on Volvo’s electrified powe

Adrian ChiaAdrian Chia

Jan 23, 2020

Volvo plans to drop some sedan and wagon models, focus on SUVs

Volvo is a brand that’s famous for its sedans and wagons, especially the latter. But following the rise in SUV sales, the Swedish brand might be cutting some sedan and wagon models in the future. Following the launch of the C40 Recharge crossover, Volvo’s first pure electric car designed from the ground up, the Swedish firm’s CEO, Håkan Samuelsson, said in an interview with Autocar that the company will focus on introducing more SUVs in the future. Also read: Volvo ramps up electrification with

CY FoongCY Foong

Mar 4, 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 line-up of

ArifArif

Jan 13, 2021

BMW X5 PHEV vs Volvo XC90 T8 - Which is the better buy?

BMW Malaysia recently unveiled the BMW X5 PHEV, priced from RM 440,745 (without SST). Meanwhile, the Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Plus goes for RM 391,150 (without SST). Volvo XC90 We’ve yet to get our hands on the X5 so we won’t get into driving impressions. Instead, we’ll walk through the spec sheets of the BMW X5 xDrive45e and the Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription Plus. Powertrain Underneath the bonnet of the BMW X5 xDrive45e lies a 3.0-litre B58 turbocharged straight-six petrol engine that does 286 PS

ShaunShaun

Jul 5, 2020