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Volvo Car Malaysia has launched a second XC60 model, and this one is in 2.0 litre turbocharged form. The XC60 2.0 Turbo Powershift, to give the SUV its full moniker, follows in the trail blazed by the XC60 T6, which arrived on the scene in June 2009 in LE and SE forms. Its arrival brings to an end the journey of the T6 variant in the country, of which 150 units have been sold.

Where the T6 version was fully-imported, the 2.0 Turbo Powershift happens to be a CKD version – it’s assembled at Volvo’s plant in Shah Alam, and joins the seven-seater XC90 2.5T petrol and XC90 diesel D5 versions on the lineup of locally-assembled Volvo SUVs.

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The vehicle is powered by a four-cylinder 2.0T GTDi (Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection) engine offering 203 hp at 6,000 rpm and 300 Nm of torque, the latter available from 1,750 to 4,000 rpm, mated to a six-speed, dual-clutch Powershift tranny.

Performance specs include a 205 kph top speed, 0-100 kph sprint time of 8.9 secs and 8.5 litres per 100 km combined cycle fuel consumption. Among the standard kit are Xenon headlamps, front fog lamps, power tailgate and 18-inch Merac-design alloy wheels wearing 235/60 series tyres.

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The CKD car is comprehensively equipped – there’s City Safety, which helps avoid low-speed collisions by automatically slowing or stopping the vehicle, Collision Warning with Auto Brake (CWAB), Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Dynamic Stability & Traction Control (DSTC) as well as Roll Stability Control (RSC) and Roll-Over Protection System as part of the package.

All these, in addition to the host of TLAs strapped on – ABS with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA), Ready Alert Brakes (RAB) and Fading Brake Support (FBS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Active Bending Lights (ABL) along with Advanced Stability Control and Traction Torque Vectoring as part of DTSC.

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Prior to the launch, VCM opened bookings for the SUV in a pre-launch campaign early last month, and more than 80 units of the vehicle have been sold. The XC60 2.0 Turbo Powershift is priced at RM281,950 (on the road, without insurance).

Gallery of launch photos after the jump

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