The Volvo S90 has been spotted in Malaysia again, this time thanks to reader Wong Dee Lern, who snapped a few photos of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series challenger on the Federal Highway.

The car seen here is different from the one that was previously sighted back in August last year, as this one sports the R-Design package (also available on the V90 wagon), which includes new bumpers (front and rear), new exhaust outlets, black trim, spoiler-integrated fog lamps, brushed mirror caps and a unique grille.

Also part of the exterior are five-spoke matte black diamond-cut design wheels that appear to be 19 inches in size, as well as a Bursting Blue Metallic body colour. The R-Design package also includes a slight revision to the S90’s chassis, where stiffer springs and dampers are introduced, along with a slightly lowered ride height (air suspension is optional in certain markets).

Interior enhancements should include silver deco trim, new pedals and mats, an illumination package, sporty contour seats and an R-Design steering wheel.

This particular unit also has a T6 badge on the boot lid, which points towards a 2.0 litre supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine under the hood. The mill provides 320 hp and 400 Nm of torque, with power being sent to all four wheels via an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.

Barring the exact launch date, we’ve been told previously by Volvo Car Malaysia managing director Lennart Stegland that the Swedish executive sedan will arrive this year. The first few cars will be fully-imported, with local assembly (CKD) set to take place later at Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia’s plant in Shah Alam, which also assembles the XC90 T8 Twin Engine.

Likely powertrains for the S90 include the T6 AWD mentioned above, as well as the T8 Twin Engine, although it remains to be seen what trim levels will be paired with them. The S90 is available in Kinetic, Momentum and Inscription trims, with the former being the entry-level. Local dealers have also hinted that the V90 wagon will join the S90 in Malaysia with similar specs.

GALLERY: Volvo R-Design package for the S90 and V90