Thursday, September 08, 2016

The Volvo S60 T6 is now accorded EEV status - Now 306hp costs RM238,888 instead of RM280,888!!!!!

The Energy Efficient Vehicle tax break status is a very good thing for us Malaysians. Recently we've heard the way the EEV status affects the pricing of premium European cars in ways that suddenly make them even more affordable than before. We've seen a few Volvo cars (which are locally assembled at one of the longest running assembly line in Malaysia) receiving the price reduction like the Volvo V40 T5 Drive-E, XC60 T5 & T6 and XC90 T8. Now the Volvo S60 T6 gets a price reduction. RM238,888 (OTR without insurance, making this car the fastest European sedan under RM250,000 that you can buy.


The S60 T6, has now been accorded with EEV status and it will also enjoy a price reduction on retail pricing thanks to customised EEV incentives from the Malaysian government. It basically drops from RM280,888 to RM238,888 (On-the-road without insurance, inclusive of six per cent GST).

The S60 T6 EEV status is a proof of Volvo’s fuel efficient yet performance packed Drive-E powertrain technology. The engine makes a maximum 306 hp at 5,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Nm between 2,100 and 4,800 rpm, and it allow this sedan to do 0-100kmh in just 5.9 seconds. I actually tested the S60 T6 earlier and it actually did even faster that the time stated by Volvo. I remember calling it the fastest performance sedan that you could buy under RM300,000. And now, this fast sedan is cheaper!!!!! 

Read about our review of the S60 T6 here

And if you are interested, here is the review about the Volvo XC60 T5 & T6. All offering incredible value for money after the EEV tax breaks.

PRESS RELEASE
Update: The S60 T6 is now accorded EEV status
Volvo’s performance hero, the S60 T6, joins the XC60 and V40 T5 Drive-E in retail price reduction thanks to customised government incentives

KUALA LUMPUR – Volvo Car Malaysia is pleased to announce that the S60 T6 which is equipped with the Drive-E powertrain, is now recognised as an Energy-Efficient Vehicle (EEV). With this new status, the S60 T6 will enjoy a reduction in retail price as outlined below:

Model
S60 T6
Retail price*                Retail price with EEV incentive*
RM280,888                RM238,888

* On-the-road without insurance, inclusive of six per cent GST

The EEV status awarded to the S60 T6 is a proud testament of Volvo’s new Drive-E powertrains technology, which promises increased performance without sacrificing fuel consumption or increasing harmful emissions.

“Our Drive-E powertrain technology is focused squarely on delivering responsive power, clean efficiency and an exceptional driving experience. Using our advanced boosting solutions, we are able to get the best out of our precisely-designed engines,” said Lennart Stegland, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia.

The S60 T6 delivers one of the best in-class performance, doing the century sprint in only 5.9 seconds. This is achieved by using a super- and turbocharger combination which results in a big, naturally-aspirated feel with high amounts of torque available across a wider range.

The T6 engine equipped on the S60 outputs a maximum 306 hp at 5,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Nm between 2,100 and 4,800 rpm. All of this power is managed by an 8-speed automatic transmission with two overdrive gears that conserves fuel when cruising at constant speeds.
The combination of these technologies help the S60 T6 deliver only 6.7 litre / 100 km (NEDC combined cycle) in terms of fuel consumption. This means that the current T6 engine produces more power, uses less fuel and produces fewer emissions than the previous engine.

The S60 T6 comes standard with Dynamic chassis which has an alert, quick-responding design that puts the focus on the driving experience without diluting the impression of a comfortable ride.

In addition, the steering gear ratio responds faster to give an enhanced steering feel and sharper response. The steering column's thicker tubing and stiffer bushes increased torsional rigidity by 100 percent. This also contributes to the increased feeling of direct contact with the wheels and the road.

The revised retail pricing will come into effect on 8 September 2016.

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