All-new Volvo XC40 PHEV launched in Malaysia

All-new Volvo XC40 PHEV launched in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Electrification is the way forward and Volvo seems to know this fact pretty well. The automaker already has a strong PHEV lineup with models like XC60, S90, XC90, and S60 contributing a variant each. Further expanding its reach in the segment, the Volvo Malaysia lineup now includes the XC40 Recharge T5. It is a plug-in hybrid variant of the already existing XC40 compact SUV.

Where will the XC40 PHEV be assembled?

The XC40 Recharge T5 like all the Volvo models will be locally-assembled at Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia's plant located in Shah Alam.


How much will the XC40 Recharge T5 cost?

The new XC40 Recharge T5 price tag reads RM 241,997 (on-the-road with insurance). Thus making it pricier than the already available XC40 T5 AWD R-Design that goes for RM 231,651.

What powers the new XC40 PHEV?

Powering the 2021 XC40 Recharge T5 is a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol mill that makes 180 PS and 265 Nm. As for the electric motor that is sandwiched between the engine and the gearbox, churns out 82 PS and 160 Nm. The combined out is rated at 262 PS and 425 Nm. The power is sent to the front wheels via a 7-speed wet dual-clutch transmission.

The electric motor is juiced by a 10.7 kWh lithium-ion battery. Also, it is due to this very battery that the PHEV model weights (1875 kg) more than the non-PHEV trim (1,704 kg). Furthermore, the positioning of the battery is such that it does not affect the boot capacity (460litre), though the size is down by five litres.


What's the performance status?

The XC40 PHEV completes the 0 to 100 kmph sprint in 7.3 seconds. As for the compact SUV's top speed, like all the other Volvo models it is capped at 180 kmph.

Also Read: Volvo limits the top speed of its new cars to 180 kmph

Charging details?

The new XC40 PHEV uses a 3.7kW onboard AC charger and a Type 2 connector cable. When using a regular 3-pin, 2.3kW socket, one complete charge takes five hours, however, the time reduces to three hours when using a more powerful 3.7-, 7-, or 22kW charging station.

It is to be noted that Volvo is offering a XXX wall box along with every XC40 PHEV purchase.


Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 feature kit inside-out -

  • Full-LED headlamps with Active High Beam & Active Bending
  • Lights
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED tail lights
  • 19-inch five-double-spoke matte black diamond-cut alloy wheels wrapped in 235/50 tyres
  • Sport chassis


  • 9-inch Sensus Connect infotainment touch display
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support
  • 250-audio system with 8-speaker
  • Powered R-Design seats with driver's side memory function
  • Wireless phone charger
  • R-Design gear lever & sport pedal

 XC40 PHEV sound system

  • Dual-zone climate control with Clean Zone & rear vents
  • Leather/Nubuck textile upholstery
  • Cutting Edge decor inlay
  • Recharge-specific tread plates
  • Keyless entry and start

Volvo XC40 Recharge T5 safety profile

The new XC40 PHEV benefits from the brand's City Safety suite of safety features that includes collision avoidance and mitigation with a pedestrian, intersection support, cyclist, and large animal detection.

The package also includes Blind Spot Information System with Steer Assist and Cross Traffic Alert with Autobrake, front & rear collision warning and mitigation support, Lane Keeping Aid, Driver Alert Control, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Run-Off Road Mitigation with Road Edge Detection.

The passive safety kit includes 7 airbags, Hill Descent Control, Hill Start Assist, Electronic Stability Control, and EBD). Driver-assist systems like Park Assist Front & Rear, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Pilot Assist are also present.

 XC40 PHEV taillight

What are the available colour options?

  • Coral Red Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Black Stone
  • Bursting Blue Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic

All the hues are complimented by a black roof and side mirror caps.

So, what are your thoughts on the new XC40 PHEV? Do let us know in the comment section.

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