Volvo’s award-winning XC60 is finally on sale in Malaysia, and it currently comes with a price tag of RM373,888. That’s for the CBU, mind you, and it’s fully imported from Sweden. The locally-assembled versions, comprised of the T5 Momentum, T8 Inscription and T8 Inscription Plus will arrive in April (bookings are now open), carrying a sticker price of RM298,888, RM333,888 and RM343,888 respectively.

All XC60 models offered in Malaysia come with the company’s 2.0 litre Drive-E engine, and in T8 plug-in hybrid guise, it is supercharged and turbocharged to make 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Being a PHEV, the internal combustion engine is married to an electric motor that makes 87 hp and 240 Nm of torque, the combination of which nets you 407 hp and 640 Nm of torque.

As the most powerful SUV in its class, the XC60 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.3 seconds and tops out at 230 km/h. It has all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic – all things familiar with the rest of Volvo’s plug-in hybrid offerings. In terms of charging, it takes between two to seven hours to completely juice up the 10.4 kWh battery pack, but this depends on the charger that’s being used.

Most importantly, the difference in specifications between the CBU and CKD units would be minimal, with the latter losing out on air suspension, interior inlay options and an inclination sensor. Otherwise, it’s all as per the range-topper you see here (in Onyx Black), and yes, the 15-speaker Bowers and Wilkins sound system is also present.

Would you pick the kitted-out Swede over the Mercedes-Benz GLC? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. In the meantime, enjoy this walk-around tour of the XC60. For more information and detailed specifications of the SUV, head on over to CarBase.my

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