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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

Volvo ramps up electrification with 2021 Volvo C40 Recharge

Volvo is intent on walking the talk when it comes to phasing out internal combustion engines (ICE). Following its plans to go fully electric by 2030, Volvo has unveiled another pure electric model, the Volvo C40 Recharge. The C40 is based on the Volvo's CMA platform and is the first Volvo model in history designed as a pure electric car (whereas the recently-launched XC40 Recharge T5 is just an PHEV variant of regular combustion engine XC40). Volvo says this will be the first of an assault of pu


Mar 3, 2021

Volvo SELEKT, cara jimat untuk miliki Volvo dengan bajet rendah

Nak beli kereta Volvo dengan harga yang lebih rendah lagi berbaloi? Volvo Car Malaysia telah melancarkan program kereta terpakai 360 total-care yang dipanggil Volvo SELEKT. Program ini diasaskan untuk menawarkan kecemerlangan dan kualiti yang sama seperti kereta Volvo baharu tetapi pada harga yang lebih menarik. Volvo SELEKT menjanjikan pengalaman premium bagi pelanggan melalui servis dan jaminan kualiti yang istimewa. Setiap kereta Volvo terpakai dibawah program Volvo SELEKT dijamin berumur baw


Jun 24, 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 will


Jun 24, 2020

Volvo 480 – a Volvo with pop-up lights & doesn’t look like a brick

Imagine a Volvo from the Seventies or Eighties and chances are you’re picturing a brick with four wheels; which makes this Volvo 480 just plain bonkers. Pop-up lights and a cool hatchback shape – on a Volvo? Volvo is a sensible Swedish car company that produces some of the safest cars sold in the market. However, in the Eighties, Volvo needed a car to appeal to yuppies – young, trendy, and financially-savvy people who definitely dabbled with white-coloured vices. Looking at the rest of the line-

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Aug 1, 2020

Volvo goes full electric with the XC40

Volvo is stern in its direction towards the electric future with the introduction of the fully electric XC40. Going from combustion engines to electric is the biggest change yet in the history of the automobile. It means exhaust pipes or grille openings are things of the past, while the removal of combustion engine creates extra room for even more storage space under the bonnet. As such, the electric XC40 has a covered front grille in body colour as it needs less air flow for cooling purposes. T


Oct 9, 2019

Volvo gives the XC40 a zap of Recharge

To recharge or not to recharge, that is the question that all Volvo XC40 buyers will have to answer when they make their purchase. Volvo has introduced a fully electric version of their compact SUV. They know it as the XC40 Recharge. The XC40 Recharge is the first of Volvo’s new Recharge car line concept and is the first step the company is taking towards their global sales goal of 50% all-electric cars by 2025. The Recharge has a power output of 413 PS and 660 Nm of torque. Volvo claims the XC4


Oct 18, 2019

Volvo Cars welcomes ex-Mercedes-Benz designer

Volvo Cars welcomes former Mercedes-Benz designer Claudia Braun and former Facebook web designer Thomas Stovicek to the global design team. Claudia Braun joined Volvo Cars from Mercedes-Benz and will assume the position of Vice President of Colour and Material Design. She will be strategically responsible for the colour and interior for both Volvo and Polestar brands. Claudia has a longstanding track record in luxury car design found in Mercedes, AMG and Maybach brands. She also had a significan


Jun 3, 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 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 XC40 PHEV diacah dengan status CKD, pelancaran tahun 2021?

Volvo Car Malaysia sebelum ini pernah menyatakan hasrat untuk melancarkan model Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge (PHEV) secara CKD. Perancangan tersebut kini diperkuatkan lagi dengan gambar acah yang dimyat naik di laman Facebook rasmi Volvo Malaysia. Volvo XC40 adalah model terakhir di Malaysia yang belum menawarkan varian hibrid plug-in kepada pembeli. Pada masa ini, Volvo XC40 hanya ditawarkan dalam satu varian sahaja iaitu T5 R-Design AWD, dengan harga dari RM 241,450 (tanpa SST, sah sehingga 30 Jun 2


Feb 11, 2021

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 Car Malaysia extends its factory warranty for free

Volvo Car Malaysia has revised its warranty programme to a factory five-years/unlimited mileage for all privately owned Volvo cars registered from 1 January 2021 onwards. This comes after the announcement of the hybrid battery warranty extension. In previous years, Volvo car owners were entitled to the standard three-year/100,000km factory warranty with a combined two-years/20,000km Extended Warranty Programme (EWP) provided by an external insurance partner. Now with the introduction of the exte


Feb 4, 2021

2020 Proton X50 bukan Volvo XC40 versi bajet. #SemakFakta

Proton X50 Proton X50 baru sahaja didedahkan. Model terbaru Proton yang ditunggu-tunggu ini hadir dengan pelbagai fungsi dan kelengkapan dan bakal menggegarkan keseluruhan segmen B. Proton X50 hadir dengan tawaran 4 varian dengan 2 pilihan enjin. Hasil daripada pendedahan Proton X50 ini, tiba masanya untuk membidas beberapa mitos yang agak terkenal dan hadir daripada sebuah portal berita yang ternama. Adakah Proton X50 menggunakan enjin 100% dibangunkan oleh Volvo dan sebagainya? Perbezaan awal


Sep 16, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia adds one more 3S centre in Johor

Following its earlier announcement in August, Pekin Auto Sdn. Bhd.’s Volvo Car 3S Centre in Skudai is now open for business. Located in the outskirts of Johor Bahru, dealership is the latest to be built in accordance to the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) – a dealer guide that best communicates the brand’s Scandinavian-inspired values – and has five service bays. This will be Volvo Car Malaysia's second dealer in Johor. The other dealer is located in Batu Pahat, operated by AJ Premium. In total, V


Sep 9, 2019

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 XC40 EV's infotainment system is better than your smartphone

Volvo said that more information on the electric XC40 will be dispersed in the coming weeks and here they are drawing attention on the infotainment system. The new infotainment system is powered by Android for better intuitiveness and like Android based smartphones, it allows for personalisation and incorporates Google technology. So the system gets full integration of Android Automotive OS, Google’s open-source Android platform, with real-time updates to services such as Google Maps, Google Ass


Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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


Feb 4, 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 343,888 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

Volvo XC40 PHEV confirmed for Malaysian  launch on 25 February

It is confirmed! The locally-assembled (CKD) Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 will be launching this month! Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) released a teaser confirming that the SUV will be launched on 25 February 2021 via Facebook Livestream. Recharge is Volvo’s new overarching sub-brand that encompasses all its electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models. Recharge will replace the previously used 'Twin Engine' monicker. With the Volvo XC40 Recharge T5, VCM now has PHEV variants for all its models. T


Feb 19, 2021

Geely sahkan enjin Proton X50 TAK SAMA dengan Volvo XC40!

Artikel kami sebelum ini dimana kami membongkarkan mitos yang mengatakan Proton X50 ialah Volvo XC40 didalamnya tidak begitu digemari peminat-peminat Proton. Jika kita imbas semula, Proton X50 dibina di atas platform BMA milik Geely yang dibangunkan sendiri oleh Geely tanpa kerjasama daripada Volvo. Manakala, Volvo XC40 pula dibina di atas platform CMA yang lebih rumit. Platform CMA ini dibangunkan bersama oleh Geely dan Volvo melalui syarikat usaha-sama CEVT di Sweden. Enjin 1.5T GDI 3 silinder


Sep 21, 2020

Sah, Volvo XC40 PHEV di Malaysia akan menggunakan enjin Proton X50!

Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 Hibrid plug-in telah mula dijual di Thailand. Menariknya, ia diimport dari kilang Volvo Car Manufacturing di Shah Alam, Selangor. Volvo XC40 adalah satu-satunya model dalam barisan Volvo Car Malaysia yang tidak ditawarkan sebagai hibrid plug-in, jadi tunggu masa sahaja sebelum varian hibrid plug-in dilancarkan di Malaysia. Pada masa ini, hanya varian T5 R-Design AWD yang ditawarkan dengan harga dari RM 241,450 (tanpa SST, sah sehingga 31-Dis 2020). Ia dikuasakan oleh enjin

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Dec 16, 2020

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

Volvo doesn't believe you have complete freedom to drive

We all know that Volvo is at the forefront of safety. It revolutionised the world by introducing the 3-point safety belt which in turn helps to save millions of lives. In recognition of that, Volvo has launched the ‘A Million More’ campaign which shows real-life testimonials from car accident survivors. The seat belt was a literal lifesaver and one that Volvo wisely decided to share with other carmakers. However, that decision wasn’t entirely smooth sailing as the rest of the carmakers disputed

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Oct 17, 2020

CKD 2021 Volvo XC40 PHEV teased in Malaysia, launching after CNY

We previously reported that Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) has plans to launch the locally-assembled (CKD) Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in the country, now VCM has released a photo on their official Facebook page teasing the arrival of the new PHEV variant. The Volvo XC40 is the last model in Malaysia that has yet to offer buyers with a plug-in hybrid variant. Currently, the XC40 is offered only in one T5 R-Design AWD variant, priced from RM 241,450 (SST-exempted, valid until 30 June 2


Feb 11, 2021

Volvo Car Malaysia opens new 3S centre in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

There’s a new Volvo 3S centre in Malaysia and this time it is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The latest 3S centre will add to their list of 14 dealerships nationwide and will be run by their new dealer partner Sebangga Mitsinbo Sdn Bhd. The new 2-storey 3S centre spans 5,432 square-foot and is built to adhere to Volvo Car’s retail standard known as the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE). The facility is prepared to put the Volvo Car Lifestyle Collection and Accessories on show and ready to facilita


Jul 30, 2020

Volvo Car Malaysia appoints Pekin Auto as its dealer in Skudai

Volvo Car Malaysia, the premium car maker, has appointed Pekin Auto Sdn Bhd (“Pekin Auto”) as its latest dealer representative in Johor Bahru, in line with its expansive transformation plan which aims to improve overall customer experience. The new 3S Centre (Sales, Service, and Spare Parts) located near Skudai, will adhere to Volvo Cars’ latest VRE (Volvo Retail Experience) requirement – a standard that delivers a holistic brand experience for customers at any of Volvo Cars’ authorised location


Aug 1, 2019

Dispose your e-waste properly at your nearest Volvo Car showroom!

Volvo Car Malaysia has partnered with E-waste Recycling Through Heroes (ERTH) to provide E-waste Green Boxes in all Volvo Car dealerships nationwide as well as at the Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia (VCMM) plant site in Shah Alam. This is part of an ongoing sustainability campaign called the Volvo Green Planet which aims to bring greater awareness towards today’s pressing climate concerns and propel the brand closer to its long-term goal of becoming climate neutral by 2040. Along with other Vol

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Mar 22, 2021