Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) recently launched the S90 T8 Twin Engine Inscription and Inscription Plus, retailing at RM368,888 and RM388,888 respectively. The pair, which is locally assembled at VCM’s production facility in Shah Alam, qualifies as Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEV) and therefore eligible for tax breaks.

The highlight here is its powertrain. Up front is a 2.0 litre four-cylinder Drive-E engine that is supercharged and turbocharged to produce 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque. This is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission (no paddle shifters) which drives the front wheels. Sitting on the rear axle is an electric motor capable of 87 hp and 240 Nm of torque, sending power exclusively to the rear wheels.

When the two “engines” combine (making it an electronic all-wheel drive sedan), you get a total system output of 407 hp and 640 Nm of torque, good enough for a century sprint time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. Volvo claims that the car consumes 2.0 litres of fuel per 100 km and has a pure electric range of 50 km thanks to the larger 10.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Charging to a full is anywhere between two to four hours, depending on the charging source.

Other notable features are full LED headlamps with Active Bending Lights, Volvo Intellisafe (comes with a plethora of active safety features), 12.3-inch fully digital instrument cluster and a nine-inch Sensus connect touchscreen head unit. For RM20,000 more, the Inscription Plus gets Premium Sound 19-speaker Bowers and Wilkins audio system with a 1,400 watts, 12-channel amplifier as well as electronically-controlled adaptive dampers (Four-C) for all four corners and air suspension for the rear axle.

Those who purchase the S90 T8 before October 31, 2017 will get a RM20,000 discount for either variants. It comes with a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty and five years of free Volvo On Call roadside assist, whereas service interval is at every 20,000 km. For a more detailed look at the car’s specifications, head on to CarBase.my.

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