The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric are locally assembled and signifies the company’s commitment to the Malaysian market as Volvo Ingress Swede Autombile, Mutiara Damansara also launched its first ever ‘Online Sales’ platform directly to customers.
The luxury car maker aspires for the locally assembled electric vehicle to solidify its position as the leading mover in the e-luxury segment in Malaysia.
Speaking at the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric launched, Charles Frump, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia made major announcements to underline the company’s commitment for electrification:
Volvo Car Malaysia is committed towards its sustainability ambition and on track to becoming a fully electric car company by 2030 and aims for 75% of its sales to come from the Recharge Pure Electric line-up by 2025;
The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric is the SECOND luxury electric vehicle to be assembled locally; and the introduction of the ‘Online Sales’ platform will enable customers to directly make a purchase with Volvo Car Malaysia and securely make their payments online. The company intends to ride on the rapid wave of digitalisation and growing online affinity of luxury consumers in Malaysia.
The launch of the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric comes after the successful launch of the company’s first pure electric offering in Malaysia – Volvo XC40 Recharge Pure Electric. It was an astounding success with the company still fulfilling deliveries of cars to customers with a healthy order bank going into 2023.
The SUV is designed for customers looking for edgy design, electrification and cutting-edge technology. It comes with a full electric powertrain that produces an output of 408hp and 660Nm of torque, enabling it to go from 0 to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds*. It can cover a range of over 450 km* on a single charge, while also featuring the ability to charge up to 80% in 28 minutes**.
The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric is launched at a hassle-free price of RM288,888 on the road and comes as part of a hassle-free package that includes:
- 5 years of vehicle warranty
- 8 years of battery warranty or 160,000km (whichever comes first)
- 5 years of Volvo on Call (Roadside Assistance)
- 5 years Volvo Service Included (VSI) or up to 100,000km (whichever comes first)
- 4 years Digital Service
- A charging cable
Available in FIVE colours :
- Crystal White
- Black Stone
- Silver Dawn
- Sage Green
- the latest colour Fjord Blue
The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric opens for online booking from 14 December from 8pm onwards and will be available for viewing at all authorised Volvo dealers in Malaysia from 15 December 2022 onwards.
The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric brings Volvo Car Malaysia one step closer to its global vision of having a fully electric line-up by 2030 and becoming a climate-neutral company by 2040. Volvo Cars recently announced that it has joined the ‘Accelerating to Zero Coalition’, an effort to enhance the transition to zero-emission mobility which was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
Volvo Cars is also the first car maker to take up the SteelZero initiative where it aims to accelerate the transition to carbon neutrality in the global steel industry by increasing the demand for fossil-free steel. These efforts reflect its global ambition of sustainability and Volvo Cars intends to influence the pace of the automotive industry’s transition to full electrification.
“Our heritage of safety and sustainability is elevated by the electrification milestones we have achieved thus far, especially here in Malaysia where we have encouraged many to adapt a more sustainable driving experience. Today, we bring the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric, an embodiment of everything we stand for – 100% electric with zero tailpipe emissions. It’s a true electric vehicle, designed to provide a new sustainable mobility experience,” said Charles Frump, Managing Director of Volvo Car Malaysia.
Volvo Car Malaysia also marks history with the introduction of its ‘Online Sales’ platform – the company’s first ever initiative to sell cars directly to its customers in Malaysia.
The Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric will be available via an e-commerce platform that would enable customers to make bookings and payments directly to Volvo Ingress Swede Automobile on the company’s official website www.volvocars.com/my. The ‘Online Sales’ platform will be instrumental in assisting the company’s nation-wide retailers in delivering an outstanding Swedish luxury experience to all the customers.
“Our customers’ journey to owning a Volvo will be seamless from hereon, and one that is in-line with our hassle-free price. Together with our authorised dealers, the ‘Online Sales’ platform will enhance the buying experience of every customer,” concluded Frump.
Interested buyers can book a test drive through Volvo Car Malaysia’s website or contact any Volvo authorised dealer to experience the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric.
For more information, please visit https://volvo.ingress-swede.com.my/ or follow Volvo Car Malaysia on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/IngressSwedeAutomobile and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/volvo.ingress.swede/.
*Range figures as per Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (“WLTP”) derived from laboratory testing. Real world range can differ from the stated figures.
**Charging times are dependent on factors such as outdoor temperature, current battery temperature, charging equipment, battery condition and car condition.
About Volvo Car Malaysia
Volvo Cars established its presence in Malaysia in the early 1960s before formally establishing Volvo Car Malaysia in 1999. Since then, Volvo Car Malaysia has gone from strength to strength and built a network of 14 dealers across the country.
The popularity and demand for Volvo cars locally had led to the establishment of the Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia in 1967, which is now Malaysia’s oldest and longest-running vehicle assembly plant. In 2016, Volvo Car Malaysia was the first market to locally assemble the XC90 PHEV outside of Sweden, paving the way for the assembly of other Volvo PHEVs whilst continuously providing a sustainable and safe driving experience. Volvo Car Malaysia sells premium-segment car models in two versions: sedans (S60 and S90) and SUVs (XC40, XC60 and XC90).
As of February 2021, it became the first automotive brand in Malaysia to offer a full range of PHEVs for all its models. In line with its global vision of becoming climate neutral by 2040, Volvo Car Malaysia is committed to bringing greater awareness on the current climate challenges to Malaysians and aims to become a leader in sustainability in the automotive industry through its product offerings, business operations, and local initiatives.
About Ingress Swede Automobile Sdn Bhd
Ingress Swede Automobile Sdn Bhd is the subsidiary company of Ingress corporation Berhad. Established on the 26th of February 2019, Ingress Swede Automobile partners with Volvo Cars Malaysia to become the dealer for Volvo Cars.
Situated in Mutiara Damansara, Ingress Swede Automobile plans to cater to existing Volvo Cars customers and also to increase the presence of Volvo Cars brand to new potential customer around this vicinity.
Ingress Swede Automobile 3S Center was officially launch by Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail on the 12th of September 2019. Ingress Swede Automobile provide 3S center (Sales, Service and Spare parts) to all existing and new Volvo Cars owners.
This 3S center features a showroom, which has been constructed in accordance with Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) – automaker’s retail standard that highlights its Scandinavian-inspired heritage and ideals.
Owing to our extensive experience within the premium automotive sector, Ingress Swede Automobile are confident in delivering the brand experience that is expected by Volvo Cars customers. With this new partnership and collaboration Ingress Swede Automobile strongly believe that Volvo Cars brand will shine and able to compete competitively with its competitors in Malaysia.
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Izaat Abdul Samad
Ingress Swede Automobile Sdn Bhd
No. 10, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara
47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Malaysia