Launched: 407hp Volvo S60 T8 R Design PHEV sports sedan

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  1. Tom

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    Launched: 407hp Volvo S60 T8 R Design PHEV sports sedan

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    Volvo's latest 407hp mid size PHEV sports sedan, the S60 T8 R Design PHEV Sedan is now here in Malaysia.

    4.4 secs / 407hp & 640nm total / 320hp & 400nm 2L 4cyl turbo / 87hp & 240nm electric motor / 8 speed automatic / 1,960kg / 250kmh / RM295,888.00

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    4WD T8 Twin Engine:
    - 320hp / 400nm
    - 2L 4cyl turbo & supercharger
    - 87hp / 240nm electric motor
    - Integrated starter generator motor
    - Full EV range of 49km
    - 3.7kW on board charger
    - 11.6kWh li-ion battery
    - Engine power the front wheels
    - Electric motor power the rear wheels

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    Notable Features:

    - Based on Volvo's latest SPA platform
    - R-Design bumper with smoked foglights
    - R-Design black front grille
    - LED headlights + Thor's hammer DRL
    - 19" 5 spoke wheels with 235/40 tyres
    - Harman Kardon 600W 14-speaker system
    - 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display
    - R-Design 3-spoke steering wheel
    - R-Design seats in Charcoal leather/Nubuck
    - Dual-zone climate control
    - Panoramic sunroofp
    - Park Assist Pilot / 360-degree view monitor
    - R-Design pedals and shift lever
    - Keyless entry and start

    Colours:
    Fusion Red Metallic / Crystal White Pearl / Pebble Grey Metallic / Onyx Black Metallic / Birch Light Metallic

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    Forget about BMW and Mercedes. This makes the Germans look like peasants. The specification of this at its asking price is just mind boggling. If you buy a 330i over this, you're just a badge snob. Sadly there won't be further price reduction when its CKD? So sad. That being said the rear is ugly, looks like an European Honda Civic.
     
  3. Izso

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    The rims very BMW-ish eh?
     
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    Nowadays many rims like that already.......
     
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    Very powerful car, easily outgun anything below rm300k. I also don't like the rear lights.
     
  6. ixeo

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    A stock Evo 8 does 0-100 in like ~4s right

    And this thing does it in luxury... technology really does keep improving. Faster than a Audi R8 V8.... lol. The Chinese really know how to give you the specs and sell it cheap.
     
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    Yes, mid 4 secs, maybe a tad slower actually.

    This Volvo is a sleeper, similar to those old T5 when it came out.
     
  8. ixeo

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    well on the bright side would be happy to own an Evo outside warranty period. This? Can’t wait to get rid of it before warranty runs out like a live grenade.
     
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    Of course. Evo also much lighter chassis so should still should be sharper handling.
     
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    The rear lights grew on me, i was hating it when it first came out on S90. The lights look better on S60 it seems.
     
  11. Mitevo7

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    Let a chick pick in between Evo and S60, they will jump in the S60 any time. Evo unfortunately is still a sausage's car. LOL.
     
  12. gunnerzz

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    Eh...not just chick.
    If u let me pick, it will be the S60 too.
     
  13. ixeo

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    I don't think so. I think chick will jump in Mercedes instead. Volvo, despite looking damn hot is the new "uncle car", taking over the reigns from Mercedes. New Mercedes is young luxury, whereas Volvo rolling out its XC90 then XC60 has firmly seated itself as the family car..which means uncle.

    To a chick a CLA 200 or C Class is probably hotter than this S60
     
  14. Mitevo7

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    Merc has been known as gold diggers car all over Asia. So i am not surprised if majority chicks pick Merc over Volvo.
     
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    Some time ago when I was doing a speech I made reference to the Volvo XC90 and everyone looked at me with blank looks. I even called it the Volvo SUV and folks were still blur. Had to show them the pic and then only heard a few "ohhhhhh.. that one ah?"

    Seriously. Volvo needs a better slogan and marketing team
     
  16. ixeo

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    Depends on your audience. Volvo is not mass enough, and the brand recognition isn't as good as Mercedes or BMW in most countries. VW gained lots of recognition because of Golf GTi being in many games, even before VW entered Malaysia market.

    Yes they need better marketing team, but at the same time, most people can't afford their cars anyway, they need to target BMW and Mercedes customer base.
     
  17. Mitevo7

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    Why the heck you are giving a speech about Volvo ??
     
  18. Izso

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    Yeah but that kinda boils back to my original point - they need a better tagline and marketing team. People will never see volvo as on par with Merc or BMW except for car enthusiasts.

    I'm a "toastmaster" so giving speeches is one of the things I used to do when I was active. Incidentally the speech wasn't about volvo, it just had reference to the XC90
     
  19. Mitevo7

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    I see, too bad XC90 or Volvo brand in general is very skewed towards car enthusiasts or generations before Gen Y. My colleagues also can't brain why did i pick a Volvo S60 as my latest ride as i am a Gen Y.
     

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