After the launch of the Volvo S60 T8 CBU 7 months ago, Volvo Car Malaysia recently announced that the Volvo S60 T8 will available as Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) units for the Malaysian market. Similar to the current Completely Built-Up (CBU) variant, the Volvo S60 T8 CKD will only come in a single trim – the T8 R-Design.
The CKD Volvo S60 T8 is basically the same spec car as the CBU variant. As the T8 moniker suggest, the S60 is powered by the T8 Twin Engine e-AWD plug-in hybrid that produces a total output of 407hp and 640Nm of torque. This translated to a 0-100 km/h time of 4.4 seconds.
On the interior, the CKD Volvo S60 T8 comes with contoured seats that are made with exclusive Charcoal Fine Nappa Leather with Open Grid Textile upholstery and a tailored dashboard. Adding to the ambience is an immersive 14-speaker system powered by Harman Kardon that is linked to a Sensus Connect infotainment system. Volvo Cars’ Sensus Connect infotainment system is fully compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keeping drivers connected at all times. The intuitive control is a tablet-style touch screen interface that combines car functions, navigation and in-car entertainment apps.
The Volvo S60 T8 CKD uses the Volvo Cars’ own Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform, safety technology and infotainment system, that can be found on their top-of-the-line 90 Series cars, the award-winning XC60, now the S60 T8 CKD.
On the subject of safety, the Volvo S60 T8 CKD offers City Safety with Autobrake technology, which assists the driver in avoiding potential collisions and is the only system in the market to recognise pedestrians, cyclists and large animals. In a world-first for the mid-size sedan segment, City Safety now also engages auto braking to mitigate oncoming collisions.
The Pilot Assist system – which supports the driver with steering, acceleration and braking on well-marked roads up to 130km/h – has been upgraded with improved cornering performance. The Volvo S60 T8 CKD also includes Run-off Road Mitigation, Oncoming Lane Mitigation and other steering assistance systems. The Cross Traffic Alert further enhances safety for people inside and outside the car designed to detect traffic crossing behind the car when reversing.
The Volvo S60 T8 CKD is priced at the similar RM295,888 (on-the-road, without insurance, inclusive of excise duty and sales tax) and is now available for viewing at all authorised Volvo dealers nationwide. At the same time, the Volvo S60 T8 CKD will also be made available for booking online through Volvo Car Malaysia’s website as a safer alternative and in adherence to the government’s advice on social distancing.
There will be 4 distinctive colours for customers to choose from, namely : Crystal White Pearl, Fusion Red Metallic, Onyx Black Metallic and Pebble Grey Metallic.
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Here’s a recap of the launch of the CBU Volvo S60