Reader Ihsan Fadhli has sent in these pics of a facelifted Volvo V60 in Malaysia – the updated S60 estate is far from a new car, having taken the world stage over two years ago, but it’s yet to be launched in Malaysia.

Its sighting on our soil suggests that it won’t be long before it joins the S60 and XC60 facelifts here. The tailgate badge reads T4F (Flexfuel), a variant available in Thailand, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume this one’s meant for our northern neighbour.

Those 17-inch Sadia alloys seem familiar to you? That’s because our S60 facelift has them too. The rear features new LED tail lamps and twin circular tailpipes that sit within a mildly-revised rear bumper.


Like the S60 and XC60 facelifts, the V60 gets a more sharply-creased bonnet, more angular headlamps, a wider grille that loses the previous chrome surround and sleeker lower intakes. Gone are the driving lights flanking the grille of the old car, replaced by LED daytime running lights mounted lower down on the bumper.

Unlike our XC60 facelift, our S60 facelift doesn’t get the new Drive-E engines, making do instead with the existing 1.6 litre T4 and 2.0 litre T5 GTDi four-cylinder motors. Maybe the same fate awaits our V60 facelift.

Like on our S60, we expect the T5 variant to get the Digital Instrument Cluster and eight-inch Adaptive Digital Display; also the same enhanced safety aids, which include City Safety and Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert (S60 T5 additionally gets Pedestrian Detection, Cyclist Detection and Road Sign Information).