Published on October 7th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Volvo XC40 at the Sisma Auto Open Door Weekend

From the 6th – 7th October 2018, this weekend………do not miss this. Test drive and enjoy FIKA and other activities at their Bukit Bintang, KL showroom. Just a short walk away from Pavilion shopping mall and the Jalan Imbi street food haven.

During the development phase of the XC40, Volvo Cars’ customer research team spent a considerable time investigating how city dwellers across the globe use their cars, and more importantly, how their belongings are stored within the cabin.

For instance, to provide better storage space in the doors of the new XC40, Volvo designers chose a radical new approach. By moving speakers from the door and developing a world-first, air- ventilated dashboard-mounted sub-woofer, Volvo created enough storage in the door compartment for a laptop and a tablet, or a couple of water bottles.

The XC40 also offers slots for credit and service cards that can be neatly inserted into the dashboard, making them readily available when needed. In the tunnel console, under the armrest, there is a large storage area with room for a tissue box. A special, removable bin allows you to discard and quickly get rid of waste. A small fold-away hook has been added to the glove compartment, allowing you to secure small shopping or take-away bags. The driver’s side offers a storage space under the seat, large enough for a mini tablet or other smaller items.

Customers will have the option to choose between four distinct colours: Bursting Blue, Fusion Red, Cyrstal White and Osmium Grey.

In terms of performance, the XC40 T5 R-Design will be equipped with Volvo’s highly-innovative, 2- litre Drive-E powertrain which will output a total of 252 hp (metric) and 350 Nm of torque, returning 7.7 litres for every 100 km travelled (NEDC, combined cycle) and recording an acceleration to 100 km/h of only 6.4s.

This XC40 T5 R-Design is priced at RM255,888 (on-the-road, without insurance, inclusive of excise duty and sales tax).

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