Facts & Figures: Volvo XC90 B5 Inscription Plus MHEV launched in Malaysia – RM387k

Volvo Car Malaysia today unveiled the Volvo XC90 B5 Inscription Plus, a new variant of the popular SUV joining the Recharge T8 Inscription Plus in the XC90’s local line-up. As the ‘B5’ in the name suggests, the new variant is equipped with a new mild-hybrid powertrain, and will replace the existing T5 AWD Momentum model here in Malaysia.

The new B5 variant is priced at RM386,842.12 on-the-road, without insurance, and inclusive of the SST exemptions until the 30th of June, 2022 (100% here by the way, as the car is locally-assembled in Malaysia), placing it just approximately RM7,000 lower than the Recharge T8.


The all-new XC90 B5 variant wears the same Inscription Plus package as the aforementioned range-topping variant, and thus looks pretty much identical to the plug-in hybrid variant from the outside. Standard equipment on the new B5 variant include:

  • Inscription grille and exterior trims in chrome
  • Full LED headlights with Active High Beam and Active Bending Lights
  • LED daytime-running lights
  • 20-inch 10-spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels, 275/45 profile tyres


The main highlight of the new variant is, of course, the new mild hybrid powertrain underneath the bonnet. The B5 powertrain is not new to our parts of the world, having previously been introduced on the updated XC60.

  • Engine: Drive-E 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder, petrol; 48V electric integrated starter-generator (ISG) motor
  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
  • Driveline: Front engine, all-wheel drive
  • Suspension: Air suspension
  • Max system horsepower: 249 hp @ 5,400 – 5,700 rpm
  • Max system torque: 350 Nm @ 1,800 – 4,800 rpm
  • 0-100 km/h: 6.8 seconds
  • Top speed: 180 km/h
  • Fuel consumption: 8.2 l/100 km
Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 Inscription Plus shown.


The new Volvo XC90 B5 variant also mirrors the T8 on the specification list for the cabin, with standard features as follows:

  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • head-up display
  • 9-inch portrait-oriented Sensus Connect infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • Orrefors crystal gear selector
  • Diamond-cut knobs for volume control and engine start-stop
  • Powered comfort seats with four-way lumbar support adjustments and memory function
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Four-zone climate control with second- and third-row vents
  • 19-speaker, 1,400W Bowers & Wilkins sound system
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Panoramic sunroof


Just like all other Volvo cars on sale here in Malaysia, the new XC90 B5 Inscription Plus also comes equipped with the full suite of advanced driver assistance system, with features including:

  • City Safety – autonomous emergency braking with steering support; detection for pedestrian, cyclists, and large animals
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Pilot Assist and adaptive cruise control
  • Run-Off Road Mitigation with Road Edge Detection
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Blind spot monitor with Steer Assist
  • Cross Traffic Alert with Auto Brake


The Volvo XC90 B5 Inscription Plus is locally-assembled here in Malaysia, and priced at RM386,842.12 on-the-road, without insurance, and inclusive of the ongoing SST exemptions that is valid until the 30th of June 2022. Also included in the price is a five-year unlimited mileage warranty as standard.


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