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Everything you need to know about the unveiling of this latest sedan

by Grace Sundram

The redesigned Volvo S90 model is finally available in the Malaysian market, boasting a new exterior as well as interior finishing that complements the most advanced safety and technology features. Looks-wise, the S90 Recharge T8’s facelift bolsters drivers to be the change when it comes to luxurious comfort, safety and sustainability.

As the newly updated premium 4-door, 5-seat flagship sedan, it is built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform. The S90 Recharge T8 is powered by Volvo’s Drive-E powertrain and comes with a T8 Twin Engine and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery capable of generating 407 horsepower and 640Nm of torque.


This new Volvo model combines a four-cylinder engine with a powerful electric motor that emits less CO2 to provide a powerful, performance-filled drive. This powertrain is considered to be used in all Volvo models built on the SPA, which underpins the latest 90 and 60 series launches.

1. Pronounced elegance


The S90 Recharge T8 is very similar to the XC90 in that it possesses Volvo Cars’ rich legacy through the distinct elegance of Volvo’s design language. This combination of sleek design and stylistic influences provides a luxury appearance that is emphasized by Volvo’s core aesthetic features, such as the “Thor Hammer” LED headlight design, vertical chrome grille with the Volvo Iron Mark, and bold and elegant use of the Volvo spread mark on the rear.

2. Sporty tail lamps


As for the tail lamps on the Volvo S90 Recharge T8, it also has been redesigned to resemble those of the newly introduced Volvo S60 T8 R-Design, combining the premium image with a touch of sportiness.

3. An amazing interior


To further enhance its overall appearance and feel of the car, Volvo incorporated a Scandinavian theme into the cabin of the car. The addition of vertical air blades on each side of the Sensus user interface as well as perforated front seats and sunroof certainly raises the bar on elegant aesthetics.

4. Impeccable entertainment system


The Volvo S90 Recharge T8 Sensus panel keeps the driver linked with intuitive technology and personalized functionality, with two front USB outlets that support both Apple Carplay and Android Auto for varied connectivity.

Then there’s also the 9-inch portrait touch screen that provides the driver much convenient access to a complete range of safety measures as well as in-car entertainment applications for an immersive media and audio experience.


Featuring an upgraded Bowers & Wilkins sound system, it is said to consist of 19 speakers with an output of 1,400W to provide true high-end, in-car audio performance. The signature Tweeter-on-Top speaker is seamlessly integrated into the design contours of the S90 Recharge T8 and sits just above the dashboard.


There are also several speaker updates, such as the new double-dome aluminium tweeters and the new generation mid-range speaker cones in Continuum™ composite, resulting in a more refined, pure and natural sound production.

Combined with the unique feature of different room modes such as the Concert Hall Mode, which is modelled after the exact acoustic qualities of the famous Gothenburg Concert Hall, and also a Jazz Club Mode, drivers and passengers will be instantly transported to the seats of a Swedish theatre or a classy jazz club.

5. Exemplary safety features

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Additionally, the S90 Recharge T8 also comes with a variety of standard Volvo safety features, starting with a chassis made out of boron steel for added body strength. This comes in combination with Volvo’s Intellisafe system, which equips the S90 Recharge T8 with the latest safety technology developed by Volvo, such as the Blind Spot Information Systems (BLIS), City Safety, Cross Traffic Alert, Front and Rear Warning and Mitigation Support, Lane Keeping Aid, Pilot Assist, a 180km/h speed cap and many more.

Price and availability

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Customers will have the option to choose from among five distinct colours: Bright Silver, Crystal White Pearl, Onyx Black, Platinum Grey and Thunder Grey.

Priced at RM358,888, the S90 Recharge T8 is now at RM339,315 after sales tax exemption (on-the-road, without insurance) and will be available for viewing at all authorised Volvo dealers nationwide starting today. Additionally, the T5 variant, now priced at RM328,888 (before sales tax exemption), will be available from June 2021 onwards. The sales tax exempted pricing is subject to a later announcement.

At the same time, it is also available for online booking through Volvo Car Malaysia’s website as a safer alternative and in adherence to the government’s standard operating procedures (SOPs).

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