October 24, 2019, Kuala Lumpur – Volvo Car Malaysia Sdn Bhd has unveiled the new Volvo S60 T8 R Design priced at RM 295,888 on-the-road, inclusive excise duty and sales tax but without insurance.
The S60 T8 R Design is powered by the T8 2.0-litre Twin Engine AWD plug-in hybrid that is hooked on a 8-speed automatic transmission with geartronic. It produces 407 hp at 5,700 rpm and 640 Nm of torque at 1,200 to 5,400 rpm. It can complete the century sprint in 4.4 seconds with a top speed electrically limited to 250 kph.
“What makes the Volvo S60 a driver’s car is the dynamic chassis and drive modes as it delivers excellent control and an engaged performance. This, combined with the acclaimed technology from our 90 Series and other 60 Series cars, ensures that the Volvo S60 T8 R Design it is on its way to being one of the best sports sedans on the market,” said its managing director Nalin Jain in a statement.
The S60 is equipped with digital instrument cluster with 12.3-inch display, intelligent driver information system, head-up display, 3-spoke R-Design multi-function leather steering wheel, R-Design sport pedals, R-Design gear lever, diamond-cut engine start/stop knob, R-Design leather key, R-Design grille, dual integrated tailpipes, power retractable and adjustable side mirrors, welcome light, 19-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights, LED automatic headlights, high-pressure headlight cleaners, rear fog lamps, R-Design metal mesh decor inlay, frame-less auto dimming rear-view mirror, R-Design front tread plates, R-Design powered adjusted leather seats with memory functions for front occupants, and 2-zone electronic climate control.
It also has features like adaptive cruise control, pilot assist, park assist front and rear, park assist pilot, powered operated truck with handsfree functions.
As safety has always been Volvo’s top priority, rest assured it has only the best safety features such as city safety collision, avoidance and mitigation system, front and rear collision warning and mitigation support, lane keeping aid, driver alert control, run-off road mitigation and road edge detection, oncoming lane mitigation, blind spot warning system, cross traffic alert, anti-lock braking system, emergency brake assist, 360 surround view camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, hill start assist, electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic stability control, ISOFIX child seat mounting points and loads of airbags.
“Being a true driver’s car, the new S60 is truly one of the most exciting Volvo cars we’ve ever created. We believe it will provide us a stronger position in the Malaysian sedan market and create more growth opportunities for Volvo Car Malaysia, said Nalin.
There are five colours available – Fusion Red Metallic, Crystal White Pearl, Pebble Grey Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic and Birch Light Metallic.
The S60 T8 R-Design is covered by a five year or 120,000 km which ever comes first factory warranty.