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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


Aug 29, 2020

Rampaging Volvo XC60 driver tested positive for drugs!

Over the weekend, a video of a Volvo XC60 trying to continue driving after a head-on collision with a Perodua Myvi went viral. According to a Harian Metro article following the incident, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) have confirmed that the XC60 driver has been tested positive for drugs. Based on the captions of the original uploader, the incident happened along Old Klang Road around 6.30 pm on 4/9/2020. The uploader reported in his captions that there was a strong smell of alcohol wafting o


Sep 7, 2020

2020 Volvo XC60 T8 in Malaysia gets bigger 11.6 kWh battery and new crystal gear knob, price remains

Volvo Malaysia has quietly updated the Volvo XC60 T8 with a larger capacity battery at 11.6 kWh, compared to 10.4 kWh previously, and a newly designed Orrefors crystal gear knob. Apart from those, both the T5 and T8 variants gain a net pocket on the transmission tunnel for the passenger side. The exterior colour lineup has also been revised. Gone are the Maple Brown and Luminous Sand colours, replacing them are Osmium Grey and Bright Silver. Specifications wise, it remains unchanged from before,


Apr 22, 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. Performance In 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 comfort-biased SUV. I


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 it's 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. Inside, there is now a net pocket on the passenger side of the cen


Aug 15, 2020

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


Oct 4, 2019

Volvo Cars Malaysia recalls 1,802 units due to faulty autonomous emergency braking systems

Volvo Cars has issued a recall for a total of 700,000 cars globally after the discovery of a possibly faulty autonomous emergency braking system (AEB). Volvo Cars Malaysia has added that the recall affects 1,802 units of Volvo cars in our country. The issue stems from a software fault. During tests conducted by the Federation of Danish Motors (FDM) on an XC60, Volvo’s internal safety evaluations discovered that the car’s AEB system consistently failed to kick in and brake automatically as it was


Apr 1, 2020

Semua kereta Volvo Malaysia (kecuali S90) dihadkan kelajuan sehingga 180 km/j sahaja!

Semalam, Volvo Cars Malaysia baru sahaja melancarkan Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge PHEV 2021. Ketika itu, kami perasan bahawa kelajuan maksimum buat SUV premium kompak tersebut dihadkan pada 180 km/j. Tanpa melengahkan masa, kami selidik dengan lebih menyeluruh. Rupa-rupanya, tetapan kelajuan maksimum sehingga 180 km/j bukanlah pada model ini sahaja. Malah, XC60 dan S60 juga telah ditetapkan begitu, kecuali Volvo S90. Untuk maklumat anda, perkara ini telah mencetuskan kontroversi di serata dunia. Seset


Feb 26, 2021

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

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Mar 31, 2020

All Volvo models (except S90) in Malaysia, now come with a 180 km/h speed limiter

Hot on the heels of the introduction of the 2021 Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge PHEV on our shores, one can't help but notice that the top speed is now capped at 180 km/h. We did a little more digging and found that this also applied to the regular XC40 T5 R-Design, all variants of the XC60 and S60 sedan. Curiously, the S90 variants still have top speeds exceeding 180 km/h, for now. Also read: Volvo’s 180 km/h limit is so stupid, it’s actually brilliant, but remember Turbo Rolf? This, of course, has bee


Feb 25, 2021

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

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Jan 23, 2020

Kereta Volvo baharu di Thailand terlindung daripada sinaran matahari?

Volvo Cars Thailand (VCT) meningkatkan paras kualiti ke tahap yang seterusnya dengan melancarkan gudang baru. Gudang ini dikenali sebagai Central Distribution & Training Centre (CDTC) dimana ia berfungsi sebagai pusat pengedar dan latihan. Seperti yang anda tahu, VCT hanya mengimport kereta dari negara lain termasuk Malaysia untuk Volvo XC40 dan Volvo XC60. Gudang yang baharu ini akan menjadi destinasi pertama setelah kereta tiba di pelabuhan sebelum diserahkan kepada pembeli. Usaha ini memastik


Nov 11, 2020

Volvo rolls out new Android-based infotainment system on more models

Volvo’s Android-based infotainment system that first made its debut on the Volvo XC40 Recharge will soon be made available on more models. Volvo will be rolling out the update in phases. The next model to offer users the convenience of Google and other Android products from the Google Play Store will be the recently refreshed 2022 Volvo XC60. The Volvo S90, V90, and V90 Cross Country are scheduled to follow next. The new infotainment system is a product of a close collaboration between Volvo and


Mar 11, 2021

Volvo Cars raise the cabin air quality game with this new tech

Volvo Cars have taken the bid for better air quality in the cabin another step further with their new Advanced Air Cleaner Technology. The system is the first in the world as no other cars in the segment has an air quality technology reader in its cabin. Although Volvo cars have always been equipped with PM 2.5 air filters and the company puts great emphasis on cabin air quality, they have never had a sensor to measure PM 2.5 levels in the cabin and display the results via the Volvo On Call smar


Sep 17, 2020

Volvo announces biggest global recall - 2 million cars affected

Volvo Cars have just announced its biggest global recall ever. Around 2 million cars worldwide will be recalled as a preventive measure after an internal discovery of weakened front seat belt cables by the company. According to Volvo this wear and tear issue very rarely happens but states that this recall is a preventive safety recall to avoid future issues. Affected models include: Volvo S60 Volvo S60L Volvo S60 Cross Country Volvo V60 Volvo V60 Cross Country Volvo XC60 Volvo V70 Volvo XC70 Vol

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Jul 2, 2020

In Thailand, new Volvo cars are protected from the sun

Volvo Cars Thailand (VCT) has taken quality control to the next level with the opening of a new warehouse. VCT knows the new warehouse as the Central Distribution and Training Centre (CDTC) and not only will it function as a distribution centre in the region but a training and service centre as well. As you know, VCT currently does not have a production plant in Thailand. The manufacturers rely on imports from Volvo Car’s various plants across the world, including Malaysia (Volvo XC40 and Volvo


Nov 9, 2020

Volvo Cars and Geely to create standalone engine development company

Volvo Cars and Geely announced that they have plans to create a standalone business focused on developing the next generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains. The new arrangement is to allow Volvo Cars to focus on developing electric drivetrains. Volvo has high hopes that by 2025, 50% of the brand’s sales volume will be fully electric. This latest development comes in line with Volvo Cars’ ambitions to include a hybrid and full-electric powertrain for all their models. For Geely, the p


Oct 8, 2019

Spied: New Lynk & Co SUV spied testing, SPA platform, Volvo XC90’s twin?

A heavily camouflaged Lynk & Co SUV was spotted on public roads in China. Reports have surfaced that this could be the brand’s flagship luxury SUV. Lynk & Co, the lifestyle automotive brand under Geely Auto Group, have access to Volvo’s technologies. Hence its range of cars all uses Volvo’s platform and powered by Volvo engines. The unnamed SUV is said to be built upon the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform which underpins the Volvo XC90 and XC60. This leads us to believe that this wil

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Apr 26, 2020

2020 Volvo XC90 facelift! New reason to go Swede

Volvo Malaysia has just refreshed their best selling large SUV, the 2020 Volvo XC90. The new prices without insurance are: Volvo XC90 T5 - RM 373,888 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription - RM 399,888 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription Plus - RM 409,888 New on the facelift 2020 Volvo XC90 include new wheels, a modern grille and a new exterior colour to choose from. For the T8 engine XC90, the interior sees the only upgrade being a redesigned Orrefors crystal electronic gearshift lever. While


Nov 14, 2019

Volvo Car Malaysia to launch V60 and S60 later this year

After nearly a decade of absence, the S60 sedan and its wagon twin the V60 will be making a return to Malaysia. This was confirmed earlier this week in an investors’ briefing by MBM Resources (MBMR), the parent company of Volvo Car dealer Federal Auto. No further details were provided but MBMR confirmed that both the S60 and V60 are in the pipeline for a launch later this year. Set to go up against the segment’s traditional stalwarts like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series, the S60 offer


Aug 28, 2019

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


Oct 24, 2019

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 safest ca


Mar 23, 2021

2021 Volvo XC40: T5 AWD vs Recharge PHEV - What does the extra RM 10k get you?

Earlier today, Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) launched the 2021 Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge, essentially a plug-in hybrid version of the regular XC40 T5 AWD. In terms of pricing, the new model is roughly RM 10k more than the non-hybrid version, coming in at RM 241,997. The regular XC40 T5 AWD is priced from RM 231,651. Both prices are inclusive of the Government's Penjana sales tax incentive and are valid till 30-June 2021. Prices Model Price (RM) XC40 T5 AWD 231,651 XC40 T5 Recharge 241,997 So, what does


Feb 26, 2021

2020 BMW X3 PHEV M Sport launched in Thailand, what about Malaysia?

BMW Thailand has just introduced the 2020 BMW X3 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at the ongoing 2020 Bangkok International Motor Show. The new 2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e shares its powertrain with the G20 330e – a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that does 184 PS from 5,000 rpm to 6,500 rpm and 300 Nm from 1,350 rpm to 4,000 rpm. The petrol engine is mated to an electric motor that allows for a combined system output of 292 PS and 420 Nm. Thanks to its 12-kWh battery pack, the X3 xDrive30e has an electric


Jul 13, 2020

Diintip: Satu lagi SUV Geely! Adakah ini akan jadi Proton X90 di Malaysia?

Sebelum ini, kami ada mengaitkan Geely Haoyue 7 tempat duduk yang dilancarkan pada Jun lepas barangkali akan dijadikan Proton X90. Ditambah pula dengan perancangan Geely untuk membangunkan kereta Proton di atas platform CMA, kami rasakan yang SUV ini, yang juga dibina atas platform yang sama di China, mempunyai peluang lebih tinggi untuk dijadikan sebagai Proton X90 kalau ia datang ke Malaysia nanti. Diberi kod nama KX11, SUV yang disamarkan dalam gambar di atas dengan jelasnya menunjukkan yang


Sep 2, 2020

Geely confirms next gen 2022 Geely Boyue, to use Volvo XC40’s CMA platform

First launched in China in 2016, the Geely Boyue, which is better known to Malaysians as the Proton X70, is now in the fifth year of its model life. A replacement is due soon, at least for China. During a presentation to Geely investors in November, Geely Automobile Holdings Limited shared that it will be announcing at least 4 new models in 2021, among them the second generation Geely Boyue that’s based on the new CMA platform. When will the second generation Geely Boyue be launched? Considering


Dec 8, 2020

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


May 19, 2020

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


Oct 29, 2019

Which do you think will protect you better? The Mazda CX-30 or Volvo XC40?

Volvo credentials in safety need no further introduction. The Swedish marque was the first to invent three-point seat belts but being Swedes, they care more about the wellbeing of the world around them than money – so they gave away the patent for free, thus waving away their rights to potentially tens of millions of dollars in royalty payments. Over the next few decades, Volvo continued to set new standards in both active and passive safety. Today, Volvo’s advanced driving aids are one of the b


Nov 20, 2019

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 will


Jun 24, 2020