Happy hump day! We’re past the middle of the week and that means the weekend is fast approaching. What’s happening this weekend? That’s right – it’s the paultan.org Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE), which returns to the Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC) on March 19 and 20. There will be plenty of new metal for you to pore over, including the brand new Volvo XC90 B5 Inscription Plus.

Yes, this is Gothenburg’s first mild hybrid to be sold in Malaysia, perfect for those without the space at home to charge the company’s popular plug-in hybrids. Under the bonnet sits Volvo’s ubiquitous 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, here producing 249 PS and 350 Nm of torque.

Sandwiched between it and the eight-speed automatic gearbox is an electric motor that produces 14 PS and 40 Nm, enabling smoother engine start/stop operation, reduced fuel consumption and a burst of extra power under acceleration. This big seven-seater SUV can get from zero to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, all while being capable of returning a combined fuel consumption figure of 8.2 litres per 100 km.

Unlike past petrol-powered XC90s, the B5 comes in top-spec Inscription Plus trim, with goodies that include big 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, active air suspension, a panoramic sunroof, an Orrefors crystal gearknob, four-zone climate control and the car’s pièce de résistance – a Bowers and Wilkins surround sound system with 19 speakers and a whopping 1,400 watts of power.

And as this is a Volvo, you can expect it to come with all the safety features you could ever need, including autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, run-off road mitigation and the company’s Pilot Assist system that handles acceleration, braking and steering – enabling Level 2 semi-autonomous driving.

Like all cars offered at PACE, the XC90 gets big savings as part of the sales and service tax (SST) exemption. This is the last call for these rebates, as the exemption is set to end on June 30, so don’t miss out! You are also guaranteed to receive your car in time for the Hari Raya festivities.

Volvo joins a full roster of premium brands exhibiting at PACE, including BMW and MINI (represented by Auto Bavaria), Mercedes-Benz (represented by Hap Seng Star), Volkswagen, Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford and Hyundai. Looking for something on two wheels? Not to worry, as we’ve got you covered with BMW Motorrad and Harley-Davidson, which will also be at the event. All of them will have their own fantastic deals in store, so there really isn’t a better place to purchase your new ride.

Need to finance your car? You can turn to our co-sponsor RHB Bank, which is offering rates as low as 1.99%* per annum (flat rate equivalent) on a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle through RHB Green Financing. For a regular car, you’ll be able to take advantage of RHB Vehicle Financing-i (Variable Rate) with rates as low as 2.10%* per annum (flat rate equivalent).

To sweeten the deal, RHB Bank provides principal reduction and daily rest balance reduction to save on profit charges; it also won’t penalise you with exit fees if you settle your loan early. What’s more, if you finance a minimum of RM50,000 of your car’s cost through RHB Bank at PACE 2022, you’ll receive complimentary RM100,000 of personal accident coverage from Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad.

On top of all these offers, you will also receive several goodies from us at paultan.org! All new car bookings will come with RM2,500 worth of vouchers from our partners, including a RM500 voucher for auto coating and paint protection films from Kuzig Glanz, a RM500 voucher for auto window films and auto coatings from V-Kool, a RM500 voucher for air purification solutions from Blueair, a RM500 voucher for child car seats from Recaro Kids and a RM500 voucher for lifestyle products from Ogawa.

There will also be a fleet of quality pre-owned premium vehicles from participating brands, and customers who purchase them will receive RM1,000 worth of vouchers from PACE, consisting of two random RM500 vouchers from either Kuzig Glanz, V-Kool, Blueair or Recaro Kids.

Last but not least, those who ordered their cars at PACE 2022 will be in the running to win 10 smartphones worth RM3,500 each. Even better, there’s a grand prize of a holiday package worth RM25,000 for one lucky customer and their partner. Full details here.

With plenty of great deals from the participating brands as well as guaranteed vouchers from PACE and lucky draws, there’s no better place to purchase your premium ride than at PACE. So make a beeline for the event at the SCCC this March 19 to 20, and we’ll see you there!

*Based on current prevailing Base Rate (BR) of 2.5% as at 19 January 2022. Offered rates vary depending based on your commercial credit assessment.