“Being a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the S60 T8 CKD not only helps to minimise exhaust emissions, but also offers exhilarating acceleration and performance. In a sense, it is a vehicle that lets you recharge by giving you control over amazing performance, whilst helping the world recharge via a cleaner environment,” said Nalin Jain, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia.

To recharge the world, Volvo Cars is not only taking the initiative to introduce PHEVs but also purely electric vehicles with the aim to reduce its carbon footprint per vehicle by 40 per-cent between 2018 and 2025. It is also making a change from its supply chain itself – Volvo is the first car manufacturer to use blockchain technology to monitor and trace cobalt throughout the supply line, meaning that the battery packs used in the S60 T8 CKD are sourced responsibly.

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Made in Malaysia, by Sweden

Kuala Lumpur, 18th May 2020 – The car that has something for the road and something for the planet, the Volvo S60 T8 is now available as Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) units for the Malaysian roads. Similar to the current Completely Built-Up (CBU) variant, the Volvo S60 T8 CKD will only come in a single trim – the T8 R-Design.

Identical to its CBU variant, the Volvo S60 T8 CKD is powered by the award-winning T8 Twin Engine e-AWD plug-in hybrid and can deliver a total output of 407 hp and 640 Nm of torque. Its electric motor outputs 87 hp and 240 Nm of torque while its Drive-E petrol engine, equipped with supercharger and turbocharger technology, produces 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque. This translates into a 0-100 km/h run in a mere 4.4 seconds.

The Volvo S60 T8 CKD is underpinned by Volvo Cars’ own Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, safety technology and infotainment system, which is used in the top-of-the-line 90 Series cars, the award-winning XC60, now the S60 T8 CKD.

On the subject of safety, the Volvo S60 T8 CKD offers City Safety with Autobrake technology, which assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions and is the only system in the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. In a world-first for the mid-size sedan segment, City Safety now also engages auto braking to mitigate oncoming collisions.

Joining Volvo Cars' line-up of luxurious vehicles, the Volvo S60 T8 CKD’s interior is the very definition of Scandinavian beauty. Owners can comfortably enjoy the open roads in contoured seats that are made with exclusive Charcoal Fine Nappa Leather with Open Grid Textile upholstery and a tailored dashboard. Adding to the ambience is an immersive 14-speaker system powered by Harman Kardon that is linked to a Sensus Connect infotainment system. Volvo Cars’ Sensus Connect infotainment system is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keeping drivers connected at all times. The intuitive control is a tablet-style touch screen interface that combines car functions, navigation and in-car entertainment apps.

Made in Malaysia, by Sweden

Volvo S60 T8 R-Design now available as Completely Knocked-Down units

"The S60 T8 CKD is an amazing driver’s car, as it combines precision handling, sporty performance and our legendary legacy for safety. And with the CKD variant now available here in Malaysia, we are giving our customers the ability to experience the best of luxury and performance,” Nalin added.

The Volvo S60 T8 CKD will be priced at RM295,888 (on-the-road, without insurance, inclusive of excise duty and sales tax) and will be available for viewing at all authorised Volvo dealers nationwide starting today. At the same time, the Volvo S60 T8 CKD will also be made available for booking online through Volvo Car Malaysia’s website as a safer alternative and in adherence to the government’s advice on social distancing.

Customers will have the option to choose among four distinct colours: Crystal White Pearl, Fusion Red Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic and Pebble Grey Metallic.

407hp, 640Nm

0 - 100km/h

4.4 seconds

320hp, 400Nm

87hp, 240Nm

"Volvo Cars aims to reduce its carbon footprint per vehicle by 40 per cent between 2018 and 2025."

"The Volvo S60 T8 CKD's interior is the very definition of Scandinavian beauty."

"Contoured seats made with exclusive Charcoal Fine Nappa Leather."

The Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130km/h – has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. The Volvo S60 T8 CKD also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and other steering assistance systems. The Cross Traffic Alert further enhances safety for people inside and outside the car designed to detect traffic crossing behind the car when reversing.

A new feature added to the Volvo S60 T8 CKD previously not available in the fully-imported model is Park Assist Pilot, which allows the vehicle to self-park in both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. Nevertheless, drivers who wish to forego this convenience and park their vehicles manually can count on all-round Park Assist sensors and 360-degree Surround View Camera to help them watch their surroundings for low-lying obstacles.

"A new feature previously not available is Park Assist Pilot, which allows the vehicle to self-park in both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces."

Specifications

Volvo S60 T8 R-Design

Engine

Inline-4, 1,969cc

Maximum power (hp @ rpm)

407 @ 5,700

Maximum torque (Nm @ rpm)

640 @ 1,200 – 5,400

Transmission, gears

8-speed automatic, Geartronic

Maximum speed (km/h)

250

0-100km/h (s)

4.4

Fuel consumption – combined cycle (l/100km)

2.0

CO2 emission

46

Wheel / tyre size

235/40 R19

Service intervals (km)

20,000

Fuel tank capacity (litres)

60

Kerb weight (kg)

2,041