Volvo V40 T5 with R-Design items

The facelifted Volvo V40 can be had in a lower-spec T4 variant, after it was first sighted in Volvo Car Malaysia’s zero-rated goods and services tax (GST) price list. The T4 joins the existing T5 already on sale since January last year.

Like the T5 pictured here, the T4 comes with a few R-Design exterior items, including the front grille, bumper, rear diffuser and a pair of larger exhaust pipes. However, instead of the 17-inch five-double-spoke ‘Spider’ alloy wheels, the T4 is fitted with a set of 16-inch five-triple-spoke ‘Markeb’ alloys instead (with 205/55 profile tyres).

Under the bonnet, the T4 is powered by a Drive-E 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 190 hp at 4,700 rpm and 300 Nm of torque at 1,300-4,000 rpm. Those figures are less than what the T5 offers (245 hp and 350 Nm), and the T4 gets a Geartronic six-speed automatic gearbox instead of the T5’s eight-speed unit. The top speed is rated at 210 km/h and the 0-100 km/h sprint takes 6.9 seconds.

Equipment-wise, the T4 shares many similarities with the T5 like the Intellisafe suite of systems – City Safety, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), Cross Traffic Alert (CTA), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and many more.

Volvo V40 T5 with R-Design items

There’s also auto-levelling LED headlamps with Thor’s Hammer daytime running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control with a Clean Zone air quality system, eight-speaker audio system, leather upholstery and powered Comfort seats with memory function for the driver.

Being the base V40 variant, the T4 gets a standard instrument cluster instead of the T5’s digital display system, rear Park Assist only (T5 gets front and rear) and a five-inch display for the Sensus infotainment system (T5 gets a seven-inch display). Other differences include the absence of a decor inlay for the leather steering wheel, keyless entry and drive and Park Assist Pilot.

In terms of pricing, the GST-inclusive on-the-road price without insurance is set at RM163,888 until the end of May 2018. Of course, you’ll be more interested with the GST-free price, whereby the V40 T4 will retail at RM154,648.93, or RM9,239.07 less. When compared to the GST-free T5, the T4 is cheaper by RM16,037.74.

A five-year/120,000-km mileage warranty comes as standard, and customers can choose from four exterior body colours – Bright Silver, Onyx Black, Osmium Grey and Ice White. Interested?

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