The facelifted Volvo XC90 range was recently introduced in Malaysia, and buyers get to choose between the entry-level T5 Momentum at RM373,888, T8 Twin Engine Inscription at RM399,888, and the T8 Twin Engine Inscription Plus at RM409,888. Those prices are the same as before, and while it may not look like it, the bulk of the upgrades take place beneath the skin.

All three models are powered by the automaker’s 2.0 litre four-cylinder Drive-E engine, but T8 plug-in hybrid models gain an extra supercharger and electric motor to boost output to 407 hp and 640 Nm of torque. The base T5 gets 254 hp and 350 Nm of torque from the turbocharged mill, though all variants get an eight-speed Aisin-sourced automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

Notable upgrades for the T8 PHEV include the fitment of a larger 11.6 kWh lithium-ion battery, which bumps the pure electric driving range to 50 km, as well as the much-improved brake-by-wire system with advanced battery charging.

Elsewhere, the car gets a new radiator grille design, additional chrome accents, new 20-inch wheels, fancier Orrefors crystal gear knob, and the Tailored Instrument Panel. Safety is also upgraded – the City Safety and Blind Spot Info Systems both gain steering assist. So, what do you think of the XC90 facelift?

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