Improved electrified powertrains for Volvo PHEV models in Malaysia

Batteries are one of the most crucial parts of an electric vehicle (EV); without it, the electric motors won’t run and the vehicle won’t move. So it’s not surprising that battery technology is continuously being advanced. It could be even more advanced, had the EVs which were around over 100 years ago remained popular but […]

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Entire Volvo model range can now receive Over-the-Air (OTA) updates

Over-the-air (OTA) updates are a convenience we’ve been enjoying with smartphone systems and apps for years, as well as on our computer systems. Periodically, you’ll be informed that an update for an app is available and just a click to allow it to come to your phone is all it takes, and you get an […]

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Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric: 408hp of Pure Electric Fun!

The year 2022 is a special year for Volvo Malaysia because it marks the 55th anniversary for the Swedish marque’s presence in Malaysia. Not only that but it also marks 55 years since the first ever locally assembled Volvo first rolled off the assembly line, which was the Volvo 144 (pictured below). And 55 years […]

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2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge EV

Volvo is a pioneer again with the first locally-assembled battery electric vehicle (BEV)

Volvo was the first company to assemble its cars in Malaysia in 1967 when the government began its localisation policy to accelerate industrialisation. 55 years later, the Swedish carmaker (part of China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group like Proton) is again a pioneer by being the first company to assemble a pure electric vehicle or battery […]

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Volvo tests wireless charging for EVs in Sweden (w/VIDEO)

Electric vehicles and the technologies associated with them are still developing and evolving. And just like the early years of the auto industry over 100 years ago, there’s fragmentation as different approaches are taken and different technologies are explored. That’s part of the reason why EV technologies are still costly – because they cannot reach […]

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2022 Volvo XC90 B5 Inscription Plus Hybrid

Volvo XC90 range in Malaysia gets additional mild hybrid variant

Volvo’s flagship range in Malaysia has gained an additional variant – the XC90 B5 Inscription Plus, a mild hybrid under the B badge line. The B badge is used to signify the presence of a mild hybrid powertrain which is expected to help the carmaker move closer to its goal of having all its models […]

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SISMA Auto opens premium multi-brand 3S centre in Shah Alam, Selangor

Following the move by Jaguar Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (JLRM), a joint venture between SISMA Auto and Sime Darby, to consolidate its retail operations in Malaysia, SISMA Auto has announced the opening of SISMA Auto Hub, a new premium multi-brand 3S centre to buy, sell or service any brand of luxury car. Located at […]

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LOOKING BACK: The Volvo that was late into the market… but became Sweden’s most valuable export product

Today, Volvo has six SUV models in its range (including electrified variants), all of which are selling well around the world. However, the company was actually late into this segment which began its rapid growth in the 1980s. Mitsubishi Motors and Isuzu had made 4×4 workhorse vehicles into more comfortable dual-purpose vehicles that could be […]

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Volvo is preparing infotainment systems for the future when the driver doesn’t have to drive

Ever since the radio could be installed in a car, entertainment while motoring has been constantly evolving in tandem with the technologies of different decades. What used to be audio systems before are now called infotainment systems – providing a combination of information and entertainment of different kinds. In time, we’ll be travelling in cars […]

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2022 Volvo V60 Recharge T8 PHEV

Volvo V60 Recharge T8 – economy of a PHEV, versatility of a SUV and comfort of a sedan

Before SUVs appeared, the stationwagon was the ideal multi-purpose vehicle to haul a lot of stuff. Sedan-like but stretched a bit to have a big boot space, it was as low as a sedan and just as comfortable. Volvo, which had been making stationwagons since 1953 when it introduced the Duett, became a leader in […]

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