The Volvo S60 T6, equipped with the Drive-E powertrain, is now recognised as an energy efficient vehicle (EEV), and will join the three other Volvo models given EEV status last month – the XC60 T5 and T6, as well as the V40 T5 Drive-E.
With the new status, the S60 T6 will now be priced at RM238,888 OTR without insurance, inclusive of GST; RM42,000 less than the previous retail price of RM280,888.
“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 Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) managing director Lennart Stegland.
The T6 engine equipped on the S60 outputs a maximum 306hp at 5,600rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Nm between 2,100 and 4,800 rpm, and is matched with an eight-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 6.7L/100km 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,” said VCM in a statement.
The S60 T6 comes standard with Dynamic chassis which has an alert, quick-responding design that puts 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%, which also contributes to the increased feeling of direct contact with the wheels and the road.