Volvo Car Malaysia has added the XC90 T5 to its flagship SUV line-up, which currently comprises the plug-in hybrid 7-seater variants – XC90 T8 Inscription and Inscription Plus. Priced at RM373,888 (on the road without insurance), the XC90 T5 is equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine that produces 254 hp and 350 Nm of torque, paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. In comparison, the T8 variant has 407 hp and 640 Nm. Officially, the XC90 T5 has a 0 – 100 km/h time of 7.9 seconds while its combined fuel consumption is 7.9 litres per 100 km.
Despite being a cheaper variant, the XC90 T5 will maintain all the IntelliSafe systems available in the XC90 T8 Twin Engine. These IntelliSafe systems include, City Safety with auto brake that assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions. City Safety is also the only system in the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists, and large animals.
Another crowd favourite fitted in the XC90 T5 is Pilot Assist, Volvo’s semi-autonomous driving system which supports the driver with steering, acceleration, and braking.
According to Volvo, the move to add a new variant to the XC90 line-up is the result of valuable feedback from customers who want more trim level and powertrain choices for Volvo’s best-selling large SUV. “As a human-centric car company, we are always developing products that suit the current needs of our customers,” said Lennart Stegland, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia.
Stegland adds that adding the XC90 T5 is only one part of the improvements rolled-out for the XC90 range; prospective customers will now get to choose an additional interior colour and three new exterior colours:
The new interior upholstery option is:
- Maroon Brown
While the new exterior colours are:
- Crystal White
- Denim Blue
- Maple Brown
The XC90 T5 is now available for order or viewing at all Volvo authorized dealers nationwide.