If there is one particular point that lifts up the new Volvo S60 T4 sedan, it is the fact that with a 1.6 litre engine, this turbocharged luxury sedan packs quite a punch.
The car delivers greater fuel efficiency and is dubbed by Volvo Malaysia as the “naughtiest and liveliest” model to date.
Available in two variants, the new S60 T4 and the T5, the car promises a dynamic driving performance with an extrovert design that beats any previous Volvo, according to Volvo Car Malaysia Sdn Bhd president Goran Larsson.
The T4 is seductively styled and a head-turner, possessing real finesse with smooth road handling characteristics and driveability, and packed with decent seat space and positioning, efficient driving capabilities, safety features and an impressive audio enhancement system.
Where safety is concerned, the T4 comes with an array of innovat ive features and ground-breaking technology with built-in safety features to ensure drivers adhere to strict safety requirements and not just focus on driving pleasure.
At the rear, the T4’s curved tail lamp features two eye-catching red strips and has two exhaust pipes, one on each side.
Targeted at young executives, Volvo Malaysia said it has already sold 170 units of the T4 to date with another 25 on order, and anticipates selling 450 units within this year.
The car's interior has electrically adjustable front seats with a memory function for the driver and the front passenger seat.
The T4 is also fitted with a keyless start personal car communicator, key-integrated remote control, Volvo guard alarm system and blind spot information system which detects vehicles in the rear blind spot on both sides.
Brake features include the anti-lock braking system, electronic brake distribution, hydraulic brake assist, ready alert brake and fading brake support so customers can be assured of the T4’s safety braking features.
The car also comes with the Volvo whiplash protection system so that in the event of a severe impact from the rear, the car responds by moving together the front seat backrest and head restraint with the occupant’s body, thus softening the impact.
The T4 comes with an impressive high performance audio system, with eight speakers including aux-in, USB-port, bluetooth handsfree connectivity with audio streaming, and offers good audio quality. Connecting via bluetooth is fast and easy, as the system links up to any bluetooth devices, such as smartphones which would be a plus point for young teen passengers who would like to connect their music collection onto the car’s audio system.
The T4 comes in five colours, ice white, seashell, electric silver, flamenco red and ember black. It also has turbo boost and i s pr iced at RM220,000 on the road without insurance.