Fans of estates or wagons, rejoice! The Volvo V60 has just been quietly introduced in Malaysia by Volvo Car Malaysia.
The company has just updated their Instagram page (link here), in which last week, flashes of a new plug-in hybrid product were teased. The link brings us to the official website and with that, the Volvo V60 is priced from RM286,909.59.
Only one variant is available on sale and that is the V60 Recharge T8 Inscription. Key features highlighted are the Inscription Grille with chrome frame, bright finished roof rails, 19-inch rims in black with diamond-cut polishing, full LED headlamps with active high beam and active bending lights as well as a panoramic moonroof.
On the Volvo V60, the taillamps also follow the vertical design of the rear pillar, similar to the V90 and XC60 designs. With the Inscription package, it exudes a more luxurious charm than the sporty gloss black highlights on the S60 in R Design treatment.
Inside, the Volvo V60 Recharge T8 Inscription has a choice of Driftwood Decor inlays with black upholstery or Linear Lime Decor inlays with brown upholstery, paired with Orrefors Crystal gear lever and a non-sport steering wheel with Unideco inlay.
A digital instrument cluster in 12.3-inch size greets the driver with key visuals being displayed on the head-up display (HUD). The infotainment system is similar to the S60 R Design sedan variant, which consists of a Sensus Connect 9-inch portrait-oriented display, a 600-Watt Harman Kardon Premium Sound Audio System with 14 speakers and smartphone connectivity.
Moving to the biggest unique feature of the V60, is the bootspace. In its most conservative setting with the rear seats up and tonneau cover in place, there is some 529 litres of space and expandable to over 1,400 litres with the seats folded down.
The Google-powered connectivity system in the recently updated Volvo XC60 is not available in the V-series model range yet. Powering the V60 Recharge T8 is the similar 407 hp/640 Nm plug-in hybrid system found in the S60 sedan variant.
Drive is transferred to all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission, with an electric range quoted to be 49 km. The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time is 4.6 seconds, just 0.2 seconds slower than the sedan.
At the safety front, the Volvo V60 Recharge T8 Inscription does not bring any surprises with a fully-loaded Intellisafe suite consisting of key assistance features such as Pilot Assist, City Safety autonomous braking with steering support, blind spot information with steer assist and many more.
As mentioned earlier, the specification sheet list the price of the new Volvo V60 Recharge T8 Inscription at RM286,909.59. The price is set to increase to RM305,888 once the sales tax exemption period ends which is scheduled for the end of June 2022. The V60 is currently just RM4.3k dearer than the S60 sedan and will increase to RM10k once the full prices are reinstated.
Volvo Car Malaysia earlier announced their sales performance of 2021 as the best for the company, continuing six years of consecutive sales growth for the marque here in Malaysia.