THE Volvo V40 hatchback has been updated in T5 Inscription form, and its price is unchanged at RM180,888 (on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of 6% GST).
It comes in four exterior colours including a new Luminous Sand as well as Ice White, Onxy Black and Osmium Grey.
As before, the after-sales package includes a five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty and five-year Volvo On Call roadside assist.
Inscription denotes the highest trim level (Kinetic, Momentum, and Inscription) within the Volvo product range.
This new update brings the popular V40 hatchback visually closer to Volvo’s new 90 Series cars.
Highlights include the new Inscription grille mesh cradling the new Volvo Iron Mark and the ‘Thor’s Hammer’ headlights, and a new Inscription “rank mark” which was first introduced in the XC90.
In the cabin, Milled Aluminium replaces the Shimmer Graphite inlay and a new Inscription tread plate was added.
The new Volvo Iron Mark update is carried on the steer- ing wheel, Sensus display, and the key fob.
The V40 T5 Inscription maintains its 2.0litre turbocharged Drive-E powertrain which outputs 245hp and 350Nm of torque, managed by an 8-speed gearbox.
This translates to a 0-100kph sprint in 6.3 seconds.
It also retains its segment-leading active safety system, City Safety – Volvo’s umbrella term for Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) or Collision Avoidance and Mitigation technologies.
The V40 comes with Volvo’s award-winning CleanZone technology which ensures that outside air is effectively filtered before entering the cabin, removing harmful pollutants.
“In Malaysia, the V40 is our best-selling model after the XC90. We hope that the new updates in the V40 T5 Inscription will make this very successful model even more attractive,” said Volvo Car Malaysia managing director Lennart Stegland.