Just launched in Malaysia, the locally-assembled Volvo S90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid sedan will be the second recent Volvo model to be exported to select markets in the region, after the XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid SUV.

Currently, Volvo Cars Malaysia exports to five other markets including Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam; Laos and Cambodia have been earmarked as potential export markets, and the company estimates that export volume will grow to 5,000 units per annum ‘in the next few years.’ As with the plug-in hybrid XC90, the S90 is assembled at Volvo’s facility in Shah Alam.

“The Shah Alam plant was established in 1967 and we have always been consistent in expanding the capabilities of our local production facility to cater to the growing demand within thin region and beyond,” said managing director of Volvo Car Malaysia Lennart Stegland. CKD S90 operations kick off with the T8 models first, while petrol-only T6 variants will follow suit later.

In T8 Twin Engine guise, the Volvo S90 can be had in two variants – Inscription and Inscription Plus, priced at RM368,888 and RM388,888 (OTR without insurance) respectively. Thanks to the Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) incentives from the Malaysian government, it undercuts the S90 T5 by RM20,000 and S90 T6 R-Design by RM85,000.