Volvo unveils updated MY23 XC40 mild hybrid

VOLVO Car Malaysia has announced new upgrades for the XC40 B5 Ultimate as part of its recent model year 2023 (MY23) line-up. 

With an integrated electrified powertrain, the Volvo XC40 B5 Ultimate combines an advanced kinetic energy recovery braking system with its existing internal combustion. The combustion process helps reduce fuel consumption and emissions, making it a suitable choice for consumers who are looking to ease into a more sustainable lifestyle. 

It comes with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine driven by an eight-speed automatic transmission with Geartronic, which produces an output of 263hp and 390Nm of torque. 

The new MY23 XC40 B5 Ultimate is priced at RM268,888 and is available with new features — new exterior colour Fjord Blue, Harman Kardon Premium Sound Audio System, 360° Surround View Camera, 

Android-powered infotainment system with built-in Google services and Remote Air Purifier PM2.5 pre-cleaning. 

Volvo Car Malaysia MD Charles Frump said: “As we advocate for a more sustainable way of living, we also understand that people may need to familiarise themselves with the concept of electrification. This is what led us to introducing an updated version of our XC40 Mild Hybrid variant, as a suitable stepping stone for drivers who are looking to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.” 

Customers can make their purchases online at www.volvocars.com/my/build/xc40. The MY23 Volvo XC40 B5 Ultimate is available in five colour options — Fjord Blue, Black Stone, Crystal White, Silver Dawn and Thunder Grey. 

For a limited time only, Volvo Car Malaysia is offering an exclusive five-year free service (VSA 5), eligible for all Volvo vehicles registered by Dec 31, 2022. 


  • This article first appeared in The Malaysian Reserve weekly print edition