Volvo Car Malaysia recently started order taking for the new S90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription, which will arrive in locally assembled (CKD) form, and is currently being offered at a special introductory price of RM348,888 (until October 31) on-the-road without insurance.

Now, we’re bringing you a gallery of the soon-to-be-launched Volvo, where we start with the exterior. As the variant name implies, the car sports the Inscription trim package that introduces a gloss black grille with chrome inserts, 19-inch 10-spoke diamond-cut alloy wheels (with 255/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres), chrome lower side mouldings with the Inscription logo, and a powered tailgate with hands-free operation.

Volvo’s trademark ‘Thor’s hammer’ daytime running lights are also present here, being part of the LED headlights that also include Active High Beam (AHB) and Active Bending Lights (ABL) functionality. Other exterior bits include puddle lights, illuminated door handles and dual exhaust outlets. The car’s chassis also comes with rear air suspension.

On the inside, we find linear walnut inlays for the dashboard, similar to what you’ll find in the XC90 CKD as well. However, the car seen also here comes with a Bowers & Wilkins sound system, something that isn’t found in the large SUV. However, it has yet to been confirmed if this will be offered as a cost option or standard for the variant (we’ll have to wait for an official launch first).

Moving on, other familiar items include a three-spoke, leather-clad steering wheel with Uni-deco trim, 12.3-inch digital instrument display, two-zone climate control, along with a Sensus Navigation Pro infotainment system with a nine-inch touchscreen and 10-speaker audio system.

Other bits of kit include 16-way, powered comfort seats with Nappa leather upholstery and memory function for the driver and front passenger. As part of the Inscription trim package, an illuminated Orrefors crystal gear lever is standard, exactly like what you’ll find the in the XC90 CKD.

The T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain is made up of a 2.0 litre Drive-E turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder petrol engine (320 hp and 400 Nm) and an electric motor (87 hp and 240 Nm) mounted in the rear.

This setup provides the car with all-wheel drive, and also include a crankshaft-mounted starter generator (CISG) sandwiched between the engine and gearbox, a 10.4 kWh lithium-ion battery located in the middle of the transmission tunnel, and an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.

Total system output is rated at 407 hp and 640 Nm, allowing the the S90 T8 to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds. The car is also capable of a combined fuel consumption figure of 2.0 litres per 100 km, carbon dioxide emissions of 46 grammes per kilometre and an all-electric range of 50 km on the European NEDC cycle.

Once again, the S90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription is currently being offered, until the end of the month, at a special introductory price of RM348,888. That makes it RM40,000 cheaper than the T5 and RM105,000 less than the T6 AWD R-Design currently on sale, although both these variants are fully imported (CBU). Interested?