2023 Volvo XC60 B5 Plus in Malaysia – 2.0L turbo delicate hybrid with 263 PS and 390 Nm; priced from RM321k

2023 Volvo XC60 B5 Plus in Malaysia – 2.0L turbo delicate hybrid with 263 PS and 390 Nm; priced from RM321k

Following our earlier report of the Volvo XC60 being up to date for the 2023 mannequin yr in Malaysia, we now deliver you reside images of the SUV in its base variant, the B5 Plus. Retailing at RM320,888 on-the-road with out insurance coverage, the B5 Plus replaces the earlier B5 Momentum and joins the range-topping Recharge T8 Final plug-in hybrid that we lined earlier.
Mechanically, the B5 Plus retains the identical 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, which is augmented by a 48-volt delicate hybrid system with an built-in starter generator (ISG) between the engine and eight-speed automated transmission.
The ISG is rated at 14 PS and 40 Nm and works with the engine to provide a complete system output of 263 PS at 6,000 rpm and 390 Nm from 1,800 to 4,800 rpm. Efficiency-wise, the B5 Plus will get from 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds on its solution to a restricted prime velocity of 180 km/h.
When it comes to styling, the B5 Plus doesn’t get the range-topper’s sporty R-Design exterior (revealed final yr). As an alternative, it bears extra resemblance to the earlier Inscription look, albeit with loads much less chrome garnish on the outside. One other straightforward clue is the 19-inch five-V-spoke black diamond-cut alloy wheels that seem totally different from the PHEV’s five-double spoke black diamond-cut models.

Inside, the B5 Plus comes with a Charcoal inside and is obtainable with two totally different upholstery and décor trim combos – Charcoal Moritz with Steel Mesh décor in addition to Maroon Brown Moritz with Linear Lime décor – the latter being what you see right here. As for the outside, this hue is the brand new Shiny Nightfall, with alternate options being Crystal White, Onyx Black and Denim Blue.
As for gear, dual-zone local weather management comes customary, as do powered entrance seats with reminiscence operate, an Android Automotive OS-powered infotainment system with a nine-inch touchscreen, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, LED headlamps and a 12.3-inch digital instrument show.
Security-wise, the B5 Plus is on par with the PHEV, retaining the identical energetic security options, together with collision avoidance with pedestrian, bicycle owner and huge animal detection in addition to steering assist and braking, Pilot Help Stage 2 semi-autonomous driving functionality, lane preserving help, blind spot monitoring with steering help, a 360-degree digicam, run-off street mitigation, entrance and rear collision warning and mitigation assist and rear cross visitors alert with braking.

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