Volvo Car Malaysia has launched two new models, the S90 saloon and V90 estate, both offered in two variants, a T5 and a T6 R-Design with all-wheel drive. The V90 is the only vehicle offered in station wagon form in its premium segment.
The T5 is a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol with eight-speed automatic transmission that produces 254bhp of power and 350Nm of torque. The T6 has the same cylinder count and 2.0-litre displacement but the combination of supercharger and turbocharger increase output to 320bhp and 400Nm of torque.
The S90 T5 has a 0-100km/h time of 6.8 seconds to a top speed of 230km/h while the S90 T6 R-Design does the 100km/h sprint in 2.9 seconds to a maximum of 250km/h.
The V90 T5 does 100km/h in 7.0 seconds before reaching 230km/h while the T6 R-Design version has a 6.1 second time and tops off at 250km/h. The V90 T5 is 24kg heavier than its S90 counterpart, The V90 T6 has an extra 43kg on the S90 equivalent.
The signature look from the XC90 SUV with key design features like the iconic “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight design, the new grille and Volvo Iron Mark, and the hallmark spacing of the Volvo brand on the rear are present in the S90 and V90
Volvo is renown for safety and the S90 and V90 are filled with the latest safety technology and driving assistance aids as standard. Included in the Intellisafe package is Volvo’s City Safety, an advanced Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system that can detect and mitigate collisions with pedestrians, cyclists, and large animals. Another feature is the advanced semi-autonomous drive feature, Pilot Assist that gives gentle steering inputs to keep the car properly aligned within lane markings. It works at speeds up to around 130 km/h while automatically maintaining the set distance and speed determined by the user.
Four colours are available: Onyx Black, Ice White, Osmium Grey and Bright Silver for all variants. Customers can also opt for Mussel Blue which is exclusive for both T5 variants. Meanwhile, T6 R-Design customers can also select the signature Bursting Blue colour for either their S90 or V90.
R-Design variants have sportier styling to complement the increased performance output and sports suspension: a new front-end design with fog-lights integrated into the spoiler, special front grille, piano black trim on the front and rear, and five-spoke wheels with wider tyres. Exclusive styling inside includes deco trim, pedals and mats, contour seats, special steering wheel, and an interior illumination package.
For the interior, T5 customers have three interior upholstery colours options: Charcoal, Amber, and Blond in combination with two inlay options: Iron Ore or Dark Flame Birch. T6 R-Design customers have Nubuck and Perforated Nappa Leather Contour Seats in Charcoal as standard with a selection of either Metal Mesh or Carbon Fibre deco inlay.
The S90 T5 and T6 R-Design are RM388,888 and RM453,888 respectively (both on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of six per cent GST) while the V90 T5 and T6 R-Design are RM393,888 and RM458,888 respectively (both on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of six per cent GST).
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