The all-new, second-generation Volvo XC60 has big shoes to fill, especially when its predecessor was one of the company’s best sellers around the world. The newly-crowned 2018 World Car of the Year is now on sale in Malaysia, although the CKD versions have yet to be formally introduced.

What we have here is the CBU XC60 T8 Twin Engine Inscription Plus from Sweden, and it rocks a ton of tech for a RM374k mid-size SUV. To recap, it’s powered by a 2.0 litre plug-in hybrid powertrain with a combined system output of 407 hp and 640 Nm of torque. That’s quick enough for a 0-100 km/h sprint of 5.3 seconds (almost as quick as the Golf R!) yet remaining frugal with a claimed fuel consumption rating of 2.1 l/100 km.

Specs-wise, it comes with a large panoramic glass roof, full LED headlights and taillights, 19-inch 10-spoke alloys, leather seats, dual-zone climate control and our favourite 1,100 watt 15-speaker Bowers and Wilkins sound system with a 10-channel Class-D amplifier. Other items include the three-spoke sports leather steering wheel with paddle shifters, illuminated Orrefors crystal gear lever and the full range of Volvo Intellisafe safety system.

Do watch the video above to find out what we think of the car. For a more detailed look at its equipment and specifications, simply head over to