Published on June 2nd, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Volvo XC90 CKD Launched – RM403,888
In commemoration of its 50th anniversary in Malaysia, Volvo Car Malaysia today launched the locally-assembled Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine – the first ever Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) assembled in Malaysia.
In addition to that, Malaysia will be the first country outside of Sweden to produce the XC90 T8 Twin Engine, thanks to huge investments made by the company to improve current infrastructure and capabilities of the local plant to handle Volvo’s SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform.
“Our recent investment in Malaysia underscores our commitment to the country’s aspiration to become an ASEAN hub for Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEVs), in line with the National Automotive Policy,” said Lennart Stegland, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia.
Volvo’s has outlined a strong electrification strategy by utilising both the SPA and the efficient Drive-E powertrains, in pursuit of more fuel-efficient vehicles that produce less harmful emissions, without sacrificing power.
“The groundwork for electrical propulsion in Volvo was laid with the Volvo C30 Electric and key learnings from that project were then implemented in the SPA platform and the XC90 T8 Twin Engine,” added Stegland.
The locally-assembled XC90 T8 Twin Engine follows the successful launch of the model last year which marked the entry of Volvo’s new generation of cars built on the SPA platform into Malaysia.
To date, the XC90 T8 Twin Engine is the most technologically-advanced model ever developed by Volvo Cars. It features a class-leading plug-in hybrid electric powertrain, several world-first safety innovations, and intelligent driver-assist technologies.
Benefitting from EEV Status accorded by the government, the new locally-assembled XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be priced at RM403,888 (recommended retail price, on-the-road, without insurance) with no omissions from the original specifications.
The XC90 T8 Twin Engine will be available in five exterior colours – Ice White, Onyx Black, Saville Grey, Twilight Bronze and Bright Silver.