2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 R-Design – The exciting and affordable hybrid for the family

Is the Volvo XC40 available in Malaysia?
Yes, it is. There are now two variants of the Volvo XC40 available in Malaysia.

What are the 2 variants of XC40 currently sold in Malaysia?
They are the XC40 T5 AWD R-Design and the XC40 T5 R-Design. The former was launched much earlier than the latter which now joins the lineup for this model.

How much is the Volvo XC40?
The T5 AWD R-Design is priced at RM231,651 while the XC40 Recharge T5 R-Design is priced at RM241,997. Both the models are assembled locally. These prices have included the sales and services tax exemption which will be effective until the end of December 2021.

What are the 2 XC40 variant’s engines?

The Recharge T5 R-Design is typically a plug-in hybrid car. It comes with a 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol engine together with an electric motor paired with a  7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission gearbox. It is a front-engine car that pushes out 262PS and 426 Nm, getting up to a 180km/h top speed. For a hybrid, it is considered to be quite a fast car in its class, reaching 100km within 7.3 seconds.

Meanwhile, the XC40 T5 AWD R-Design has been around for quite a while. It comes with a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder Drive-E engine that pushes out 252 hp and 350 Nm of torque. With its all-wheel-drive platform, it has an 8-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles, getting from 0 to 100 within 6.4 seconds.

How good is the battery power in this car?
The XC40 T5 R-Design comes with a 10.7 kWh lithium-ion battery that powers up the electric motor. You could get up to 44km with a single charge. Using the same design as its bigger models, the battery is fixed on the drivetrain tunnel so that you get a better weight distribution.

What features does the XC40 R-Design have?
It has a 450-liter boot space while the fuel tank is 49 liters. For charging, you can connect it through the 3.7kW AC charger. This should take no more than 3 hours to get it fully charged. Using a standard 3-pin domestic socket, it would take you about 5 hours to get a full charge. Besides that, this car also comes with a Cyclist and Large Animal Detection system, the Lane Keeping Assist and AEB with pedestrian detection.

What is the XC40 warranty?
This car comes with a 5 years unlimited mileage factory warranty while the battery pack comes with an 8-years or 160,000 kilometers warranty.