2016 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E 2

Just a few months after being launched in Malaysia, the locally-assembled Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E is now recognised as an Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV). As such, the S60 is now priced at RM238,888 (on-the-road without insurance), a full RM42,000 off from its earlier price (RM280,888).

In terms of specifications, the car remains unchanged from before, including what lies under the hood – a 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine that benefits from turbocharging and supercharging. The T6 Drive-E mill outputs 306 hp at 5,700 rpm and 400 Nm at 2,100 to 4,800 rpm.

Power is sent to the front wheels via an Aisin-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission (with steering-mounted paddle shifters). Performance-wise, the S60 will accomplish the sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds, before continuing on to a top speed of 230 km/h.

Safety kit includes the City Safety autonomous braking system (works at speeds up to 50 km/h,) radar-operated Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) and Collision Warning with Full Auto Braking. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keep Aid (LKA), Pedestrian Detection and Cyclist Detection, as well as Road Sign Information (RSI) are also fitted.

Just to reiterate, the S60 T6 Drive-E now retails at RM238,888, which comes with a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty, and five years’ free Volvo On Call roadside assist. For detailed specifications of the Volvo S60, head on over to CarBase.my.