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.
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.
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.
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.
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.