Another mid-size sedan making an appearance at the 2019 Singapore Motor Show is the Volvo S60, which is being previewed in left-hand drive guise. Built on the Swedish carmaker’s Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform like the S90 and XC60, the S60 will compete against the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series and Audi A4.

The display unit you see here is a T5 Inscription variant, and is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 254 hp and 350 Nm of torque. The Drive-E unit is mated to an Aisin-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission, with drive going to the front wheels.

Design-wise, the S60 features many cues that are already present on its stablemates, including the “Thor’s Hammer” LED daytime running lights and taillights derived from those on the S90. Other highlights include sculpted sides, a six-point grille and a pair of exhaust outlets integrated into the rear bumper.

As this unit comes with the Inscription trim package, the front grille adopts vertical slats within its frame, chrome trim is fitted near the fog lamps and there’s a thin strip linking the exhaust surrounds. The car also rides on a set of 19-inch five-multi spoke black diamond cut alloy wheels.

Inside, the dash layout is again, reminiscent of recent Volvo models, with a 12.3 inch digital instrument cluster, Sensus infotainment system, Linear Lime inlays and a Bowers & Wilkins audio system.

Focusing on our market, the S60 is slated to be launched in Malaysia in the third quarter of 2019. Malaysia is Volvo’s regional assembly hub, and the S60 will eventually roll off the plant in Shah Alam for domestic consumption and exports to Thailand, but early batches could be CBU imports, we expect.