The Volvo S90 line-up in Thailand has now been expanded with the introduction of new plug-in hybrid variants as well as a cheaper version of the diesel-powered D4. The cars are assembled at the Swedish Motor Assemblies (SMA) plant in Shah Alam in Malaysia before being exported to Thailand, as reported by Bangkok Post.

Starting with the new S90 T8 Twin Engine, the PHEV is offered in Momentum and Inscription trims, with the latter being the more expensive of the two at 3.79 million baht (around RM489k), while the former asks for 3.39 million baht (around RM437k).

The T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain serves up 407 hp and 640 Nm, thanks to a 2.0 litre four-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged Drive-E petrol engine, along with an electric motor (87 hp/240 Nm) that is located in the rear axle. This setup provides the S90 T8 Twin Engine with an electronic all-wheel drive functionality.

Here in Malaysia, order books for the S90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription were recently opened to the public, with early customers being offered an introductory price of RM348,888. Deliveries are said to start at the end of October this year.

In Thailand, the S90 T8 Twin Engine competes against the Mercedes-Benz E 350 e, with the German plug-in hybrid sedan making its debut there earlier in May. In its Thailand specification, the E 350 e’s powertrain has a lower total system output compared to the Volvo at 281 hp and 550 Nm. The E 350 e will soon be introduced in Malaysia, although an official launch date has yet to be revealed.

As for the oil-burning version of the S90 offered in Thailand, the new D4 Momentum joins the existing D4 Inscription that was made in Sweden. It too comes from SMA’s plant, and is priced at 3.09 million baht (about RM398k), nearly one million baht (around RM129k) cheaper than the outgoing diesel variant.

The S90 D4 is powered by a 2.0 litre twin-turbo diesel engine that serves up 190 hp and 400 Nm. Like the newly-introduced S90 T8 Twin Engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission is paired with the engine, but drive is sent to the front wheels on the diesel model.