Volvo S60, V60, XC60, S90, XC90 Recharge T8 PHEV Updated in Malaysia – 462 PS,

2020 Volvo XC90 T8 twin engine shown

Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) has announced that the company’s 60 and 90 models – the S60, V60, XC60, S90 and XC90 – will soon receive a new recharge T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain for the 2023 model year. The new models are claimed to offer significantly more electric driving ranges, lower carbon dioxide emissions, increased performance and increased maneuverability.

The big news is the larger lithium-ion battery, which gets a third layer of cells to increase power from 11.6 kWh to 18.8 kWh. It provides a large jump in the pure electric range, about 70 to 90 kilometers depending on the model almost double the previous 40 to 49 kilometers. Volvo says the extended range is enough to cover 50km or more which the average owner travels every day of the week.

The larger battery comes with a more powerful electric motor that drives the rear wheels and pushes an additional 58 PS at 145 PS. Total output increased from 407 PS to 462 PS and from 640 Nm of torque to 709 Nm. The 2.0-liter turbo- and supercharged four-cylinder petrol engines have been re-introduced for more refined drives at lower revs and more power from take-off.

We get the Australian version of the Mill, which produces 317 PS (more than 310 PS in other markets) and 400 Nm of torque, so the 7 PS bump is higher than what was initially announced in the global press release. As before, a separate integrated starter generator (ISG) sits between the engine and the eight-speed Ison automatic gearbox to start the engine as needed; It provides extra performance under acceleration.

Additionally, the XC60 and S90 will come with a one-pedal drive feature, derived from the all-electric XC40 and C40 recharge P8. Enhanced regenerative braking improves fuel efficiency and enables the driver to accelerate and slow down using only the throttle.

Other details and specs have not been released yet, but hopefully the new cars will get other updates in 2023, including redesigned wheels, the latest Android-based infotainment system with Google services and a modified trim-level naming scheme that eliminates R-design. . moniker

VCM also confirmed today a range-wide price adjustment, effective May 1. No actual figures have been released, but the changes will hit the XC40 T5, XC40 Recharge T5, XC60 B5, and XC90 B5 first, while the new Recharge T8 will get a new price when launched. The company says existing 2022 Recharge T8 models will continue to be sold at older prices until the stock runs out, suggesting an increase for newer cars.

Gallery: 2023 Volvo S60 Recharge T8

Gallery: 2023 Volvo V60 Recharge T8

Gallery: 2023 Volvo XC60 Recharge T8

Gallery: 2023 Volvo S90 Recharge T8

Gallery: 2023 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8

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