Volvo Car Malaysia has opened its order books for the locally assembled Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription prior to its official launch, with a special introductory price of RM 348,888 (on-the-road without insurance). This S90 T8 Twin Engine comes out of Volvo Cars’ Shah Alam facility and will complement the existing V90 and S90 T6 R-Design, and introduce the Inscription trim level, the most luxurious trim level available for Malaysia, to the S90 range. The “Twin Engine” term is used by Volvo to indicate its use of a hybrid powertrain.
“The S90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription is our expression of luxury, performance and class-leading technologies and with an absolutely competitive price, it will be the best offer within the Premium DE Segment in Malaysia,” said Lennart Stegland, the Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia.
Stegland adds, “our approach with Plug-in Hybrids Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) is a totally different from what is currently available in the market; by placing the hybrid battery in the tunnel, it does not only lower the centre of gravity and improve handling, it also leaves precious cargo space in the sedan unaffected.”
The T8 Twin Engine powertrain has a total output of 407 hp and 640 Nm of torque that is managed by an 8-speed automatic transmission. This gets the S90 T8 from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8s. With the front wheels powered by the internal combustion engine (ICE) and the rear wheels independently propelled by an electric motor, power delivery will be instantaneous and the car is effectively all-wheel-drive.
Incidentally, the locally assembled S90 T8 Twin Engine will also be exported to selected regional markets, like the XC90 T8 Twin Engine. With its capability to assemble electrified Volvos, the Malaysian production plant has secured its place within Volvo’s global electrification strategy which will eventually see all Volvo models launched with some level of electrification.