The introduction of the Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 R-Design cements Volvo’s vision on sustainability, making it the only automotive brand in Malaysia with a full plug-in hybrid electric vehicle range.

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 goes from 0 -100 in 7.3 seconds, with 425 Nm of torque

Taking a step closer on its ambition of reducing carbon emissions per car by 40%, Volvo Car Malaysia has officially launched the brand-new Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 R-Design in Malaysia. Through this, the company is now the first and only automotive brand in Malaysia to offer a full range of Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) all assembled in Malaysia.

Built on Volvo’s Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform , the Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 comes with Volvo’s first-ever 1.5 litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine Drive-E powertrain, with an electric motor mounted to its seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox to drive the front wheels. Designed for the city and the planet, the twin engine setup provides a more sustainable drive, with CO2 emissions of just 50 grams per kilometre, while maintaining the luxury and performance of a Volvo.

Made by Sweden, assembled locally, the XC40 Recharge T5 comes equipped with the same award-winning safety, connectivity and infotainment technology expected of a modern Volvo within its sporting edge design. It is also produced with the same high-quality control and expertise of Volvo, upholding their commitment to prioritise the safety of its customers as well as providing them with the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable and safe way.

Some of the technology included in the XC40 Recharge T5 are safety and driver assistance features such as the Pilot Assist system, City Safety, Run-off Road protection and mitigation Cross Traffic alert with brake support. These features will help instill driver confidence and increase comfortability for an overall safer drive. The XC40 Recharge T5 offers five different drive modes for a more dynamic driving experience: Hybrid (default), Pure, Off-road, Power and Individual.

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The Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 R-Design in Crystal White Pearl

The XC40 Recharge T5 is near identical to the other XC40 variant, embracing the elegant Scandinavian design language that has defined Volvo’s image and combining good looks with utility and functionality. And coming in five colour options: Blackstone, Crystal White Pearl, Bursting Blue Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic and Coral Red Metallic

Featuring a stylish and urban look, the new XC40 retains its bold and expressive design, highlighting its signature R-Design trim, allowing drivers to stand out from the crowd when exploring the city without blending into the crowd. The car also comes with a charging lid on the left-hand front wing as well as a radically new approach to storage within the car.

Priced at RM255,888, the Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 is now reduced to RM241,997.04 after sales tax exemption (on-the-road, without insurance) and will be available for viewing at all authorised Volvo dealers nationwide starting today. At the same time, it is also available for online booking through Volvo Car Malaysia’s website.

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