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Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 Arrives – CKD, RM242k

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Volvo Car Malaysia officially launched the brand-new Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 R-Design today, making it the first and only automotive brand in Malaysia to offer a full range of Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) all assembled in Malaysia.

Priced at RM255,888, the XC40 Recharge T5 is now reduced to RM241,997.04 after sales tax exemption (on-the-road, without insurance) and will be available for viewing at all authorised Volvo dealers nationwide starting today.

Powertrain

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Built on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform , the Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 comes with Volvo’s first-ever 1.5 litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine Drive-E powertrain, with an electric motor mounted to its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox to drive the front wheels.

The Recharge T5 powertrain has a combined output of 262 hp and 425 Nm of torque, while 160 Nm of torque and a maximum power of 82 hp is generated from the electric motor to give a boost of instantaneous acceleration.

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Together with the petrol engine, the XC40 Recharge T5 reaches 100km/h in 7.3 seconds and comes with its speed capped at 180km/h following the company’s announcement in March 2020.

Assembled in Malaysia, the XC40 Recharge T5 comes equipped with the same award-winning safety, connectivity and infotainment technology expected of a modern Volvo within its sporting edge design.

Features

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Some of the technology included in the XC40 Recharge T5 are safety and driver assistance features such as the Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation, Cross Traffic alert with brake support.

The XC40 Recharge T5 offers five different drive modes for a more dynamic driving experience: Hybrid (default), Pure, Off-road, Power and Individual.

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In terms of the design, the Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 is near identical to the other XC40 variant, with the most obvious difference being the charging lid.

Additionally, the storage areas in the cabin have been designed to provide drivers with more functional storage space in the doors, including retractable hooks for hanging items.

Book it online

That being said, the new Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 R-Design is available for online booking through Volvo Car Malaysia’s website as a safer alternative and in adherence to the government’s standard operating procedures (SOPs). The government recently extended its sales tax exemption for all vehicle purchases till 30 June 2021.

Customers will have the option to choose from among five distinct colours – Blackstone, Crystal White Pearl, Bursting Blue Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic and Coral Red Metallic.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 is Coming to Malaysia

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Volvo Car Malaysia has officially invited the whole world to witness the arrival of the Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 plug-in hybrid SUV on Malaysian shores on the 25th of February, on VCM’s official Facebook page.

The T5 Twin Engine marries Volvo’s efficient new 1.5-litre three-cylinder 180hp petrol engine with an 82hp electric motor. The T5 Twin Engine is not only the first hybrid powertrain in the XC40, it is also the first to be engineered for use in Volvo’s CMA (Compact Modular Architecture) platform.

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Powertrain

It is front-wheel driven, in contrast to the established T8 Twin Engine (390hp) powertrain deployed in larger models built on the SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform, which has all-wheel-drive capability. The powertrain’s efficiency and performance are supported by a new seven-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission, featured for the first time in a new-generation Volvo model.

The XC40 T5 Twin Engine models come with a recharging outlet on the nearside front wing. A 4.5m cable with a three-pin plug is provided as standard. Charging via the fast-charge cable will completely recharge the car’s high-voltage battery in as little as 2.5 hours. Fully charging via the three-pin plug cable takes between 3.5 and 6 hours.

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Displaying cool, clean, contemporary lines, The XC40 Recharge T5, like its petrol-powered sibling, blends Scandinavian style with all the desirability and dynamism customers seek from a compact SUV. An impressive haul of industry awards has been matched by public enthusiasm for the car, which has quickly become the best seller in Volvo’s product range.

Generous equipment levels across the board major on seamless on-board connectivity, advanced comfort and convenience features, and cutting-edge safety aids.

Features

Among the key features offered in the plug-in hybrid SUV include various driving modes (Pure electric, Hybrid, and Power), interior carpeting made of recycled plastic, a beautifully crafted gear shifter in genuine Swedish crystal handmade exclusively for Volvo by the glass artisans at Orrefors, and generous dose of storage compartments to name a few.

While Volvo has decided to call all of its electrified models “Recharge”, there are actually different versions of the electrified XC40. The XC40 Recharge T5 which we will be getting here is actually a plug-in hybrid, similar to the one offered in Thailand, and not the full electric engine-less and grille-less Recharge variant that is offered in more developed parts of the world.

That being said, more details of the XC40 Recharge T5 will be unveiled during its launch next week, so watch this space for more updates.

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