Volvo S60 CKD, S90 facelift confirmed for M’sia in 2020

Volvo S60 CKD, S90 facelift confirmed for M’sia in 2020

It’s a week of Chinese New Year media luncheons, and Volvo Car Malaysia used its event to announce that it will be launching two new models this year, with the first being the locally assembled version of the S60. The BMW 3 Series-baiting compact executive sedan was introduced here last year in fully imported form.

No details have been announced just yet, but the company already confirmed that the CKD model will have identical pricing and specifications compared to the CBU version. The latter is currently offered in just a single variant, the T8 Twin Engine R-Design plug-in hybrid, priced at RM295,888.

As the name suggests, it features the R-Design exterior package that include 19-inch five-triple-spoke alloy wheels, plus items like power-adjustable R-Design seats in combination Nappa leather, a nine-inch portrait format touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a head-up display, a panoramic sunroof, a full range of driver assistance systems and the Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving function.

Volvo S60 CKD, S90 facelift confirmed for M’sia in 2020

Power comes from a 2.0 litre supercharged and turbocharged petrol engine, paired with an Aisin eight-speed automatic gearbox and a rear-mounted electric motor to provide all-wheel drive and a total system output of 407 PS and 640 Nm of torque. It has a claimed combined fuel consumption figure of 2.0 litres per 100 km and, with an 11.6 kWh lithium-ion battery, is capable of a quoted all-electric range of 49 km.

The other model has not even been revealed globally, and it’s the facelifted S90. Given this announcement and the fact that we’ve seen spyshots already, it should be unveiled sooner rather than later, with the expected changes including mildly re-profiled front and rear bumpers, redesigned head- and tail light graphics and the introduction of a new Android-based infotainment system first seen on the XC40 Recharge.

Just like the facelifted XC90, the S90 is also expected to receive a range of B-badged mild hybrid models and a mildly upgraded T8 Twin Engine model with 420 PS. We, however, are likely to get the same variants as before – a T5 with a 254 PS turbo engine and a T8 with the unchanged 407 PS, albeit with the S60’s larger battery that should provide the S90 with a range approaching 50 km.

GALLERY: Volvo S60 T8 Twin Hybrid CBU in Malaysia

GALLERY: Volvo S90 facelift spyshots

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.



  • Dredd on Jan 22, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Volvo S60 CKD… laku keras wei

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    • Mr Visionary on Jan 22, 2020 at 6:15 pm

      But CKD still same price as CBU, APA NI? Must be the cronies from Proton absorbing the extra profit from volvo through Geely. Besides, plug in hybrid means RV will terus masuk longkang when the battery is depleted, Conti tech cannot be trusted, that’s why people only have confidence in dual VVTI tech that has been proven and has been winning awards.

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    • Kambing susu on Jan 22, 2020 at 7:27 pm

      I have not seen any s90 and s60 on the road? Is it launched? Or no sales ar?

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      • lexus Kaki on Jan 24, 2020 at 6:40 am

        FAKE NEWS and Bad Mouth

        Just like SAYING i do not see any Mercedes E350 OTR and Audi A6 OTR

        Not an intelligent person in the making…

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  • (Like) G20 3 Series and S60
    (Dislike) C Class

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  • Is Volvo using dual injections engine?

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  • Ben Yap on Jan 22, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    why using the aisin transmission? that transmission is not from swedish and it’s japanese. not worth paying the price of a continental but the transmission of a japanese.

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    • Japanese crafting is the best.

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      • Visionary on Jan 23, 2020 at 12:44 pm

        Yeap japanese crafting is the best, this is why i would prefer the japanese 4 speeder compared to the unproven dual clutch in the geely

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    • Volvo prefers Toyota bullet proof Aisin instead of Honda tortoise cvt

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    • Fareed on Jan 24, 2020 at 7:09 am

      TOYOTA, HONDA ( ALL JAPS CARS) uses volvo invention till today like

      1) Safety Belt ( why Japanese cannot invent another type of safety belt system different from Volvo, why use volvo system???)

      2)Why Japanese uses and copy volvo invention lamda sound sensor for emission control,,,So japanese is not creative and taboo anymore to be the first inventor??

      3) why toyota try to imitate and buy their supra engines from BMW. just saying Toyota does not have the capabilities to built good high performance engines .Not worth paying for Toyota Supra when you get a conti original. Now again the MR2…..

      4) Why japanese cars are so flimsy and so soft metal that is not worth buying in the first place??

      5) So many why and why we should stay away from Jap cars cos their cars are main cause of road accidents in the making…not worth buying Jap cars…

      6) no need aisin , ZF is better but volvo gave jap business to supply gearbox… ZF is German is and better which volvo can use it if they want…

      7) These argument due to globalisation c
      an go on forever . i am not proud at all to buy any jap products always having the mentality jap products are second best compare to the conti products since child hood and not worth paying when compare..

      8) what about boron steel ??? who got the most…

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  • Bring in the cross country estate

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  • Dinaharan Devarajan on Jan 24, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Volvo..Why no T5 or T6 CKD

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Jan 27, 2020 at 10:03 pm

    180km/h is all it can do

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