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Published on April 5th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Volvo XC60 Luxury SUV Is Sold Out In Malaysia Until July

This XC60 is a very popular Volvo SUV right now.

Launched in late 2017 and arriving with a success in early 2018, the current generation Volvo XC60 continues to sell very well and its plug-In hybrid version is its top seller.  

Every variant of the Volvo XC60 is extremely well equipped as standard, and comes with all-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox. The engines are all Volvo’s own Drive-E units, which offer exceptional power and efficiency. The range comprises a T5 petrol and a petrol-electric T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid. Power ranges from 190hp to 407hp, with CO2 emissions from as little as 49 g/km.

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The XC60 is also the first Volvo with Steer Assist, a technologically advanced safety aid that can automatically apply the steering or provide additional steering input in an emergency to help avoid a potential collision.

Volvo engineers did well with this second generation multi-award winning XC60. They made the second-generation model 44mm longer (4688mm), 108mm wider (1999mm) while reducing the SUV’s height by 55mm (1658mm). Despite the changes, which Volvo says make the XC60 the biggest model in its class, the SUV’s weight is either 20 kg lighter or 20 kg heavier than its predecessor, depending on the powertrain. This was achieved through extensive use of lightweight materials such as aluminum and hot-formed boron steel. The SUV’s ground clearance was reduced to 216mm from 230mm. 

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Volvo also packed the second-generation XC60 with new safety technology that provides the driver with automatic steering assistance or support to help avoid potential collisions. Two of the new advanced driver assistance features are standard in every XC60.

The first is an upgrade of the SUV’s City Safety system to include steering help at speed of 50 to 100km/h when automatic braking alone would not stop a collision with another vehicle, pedestrian or large animal. The second is a new system called Oncoming Lane Mitigation, which helps drivers avoid collisions with vehicles in the oncoming lane at speeds of 60 to 140km/h. The system works by alerting a driver who has drifted out of the lane and by automatically steering the driver out of the path of any oncoming vehicle.

A third safety technology, which is optional, is called Blind Spot Information System. Along with alerting a driver to the presence of a vehicle that is in the blind spot, the system has been upgraded to steer the car back into its own lane and away from danger.

So, if you are think this is the premium SUV for your family, well you have to be patient, very patient as this well engineered SUV is completely sold out. Yes, walk into the many Volvo dealerships nationwide and their well trained sales people will all shrug their shoulders at you and say sorry, we cannot deliver before July 2021 as this model is completely sold out. 

Good news for Volvo Cars Malaysia and for a brand that is giving its German rivals worrying nights. 

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