Volvo V40 Sports Edition 2

Volvo Car Malaysia has begun selling the Volvo V40 Sports Edition, which is a V40 T5 with an add-on accessory package. No running gear changes – the 213 hp and 300 Nm 2.0 litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine and six-speed Geartronic torque converter auto ‘box remains in place, as does the performance figures for the model (6.9 seconds for the century sprint and a 230 km/h top speed).

The regular V40 T5 Sports Edition gets an exterior vinyl wrap in Passion Red, as well as R-Design elements – the kit in this case consists of mirror covers, diffusers and tail pipes. Also plonked on are 17-inch five-spoke Ixion Wheels, in place of the regular, identically-sized Segomo unit.

The total cost of the add-on pack is RM20k, but VCM is offering the kit at 50% off the listed price, if you opt for the kit when you buy your V40. The V40 T5 currently goes for RM190,888 (originally RM188,888 when the car was launched in August last year), so RM200,888 gets you the dressed-up model.

Current V40 owners wishing to retrofit this package on their ride can do so – the SE kit is available at a promotional price of RM15,733, which is a discount of roughly 21% or so off the retail price.