The Volvo S90 will be available in T8 Twin Engine Inscription guise in Malaysia, with order books now open. According to local dealers, the new S90 variant is expected to be locally assembled (CKD) like the XC90, with an introductory price of RM348,888. However, this applies only for orders confirmed before October 31, 2017, with deliveries expected to take place at the end of said month.

That introductory price is significantly lower than both the T5 and T6 AWD R-Design variants of the S90 currently on sale, which are priced at RM388,888 and RM453,888, respectively (on-the-road prices without insurance).

The T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain serves up 407 hp and 640 Nm, courtesy of a 2.0 litre four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E petrol engine, along with an electric motor (87 hp/240 Nm) in the rear axle. This is a more than what is available for the S90 in T5 (254 hp/350 Nm) and T6 AWD R-Design (320 hp/400 Nm) guise. It is also the same powertrain found in the XC90 T8 sold here, which is priced at RM403,888.

As the Inscription trim is the highest available for the S90 (as with the XC90 sold here), expect the new S90 variant to receive an equipment list similar to its SUV sibling. This will likely include LED headlights with ‘Thor’s Hammer’ DRLs, Sensus Connect High Performance infotainment system with a nine-inch portrait-format touchscreen, and a comprehensive safety suite.

The arrival of the S90 T8 Twin Engine was first reported back in August last year, where it was revealed at the time the S90 will arrive as a fully imported (CBU) model first, ahead of local assembly (CKD) at Volvo Cars Malaysia’s Swedish Motor Assemblies (SMA) plant in Shah Alam.

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