Volvo Car Malaysia (VCM) has teased the arrival of the third-generation S60 on its official website and social media pages, with those interested now able to register their interest. The company previously said that the sedan would be launched locally in the third quarter of 2019, but since we’re now in the fourth quarter of the year, it’s clear that this plan has been pushed back slightly.

For now, details about the available variants and pricing are not available, but we’re expecting the former to include the T6 AWD, which features a 2.0 litre turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder petrol engine with 310 hp and 400 Nm. This is mated to an Aisin-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission.

The S60 is also available with two plug-in hybrid options, including the T6 Twin Engine AWD (340 hp and 590 Nm) and T8 Twin Engine AWD (390 hp and 640 Nm), with both also offered for the V60. On that mention, the station wagon sibling of the S60 was recently spotted in Malaysia in T8 AWD Inscription guise, although it isn’t known if the model will be launched alongside the sedan.

Given VCM’s track record, we’re expecting the early batches of the S60 (and V60) to arrive as fully-imported (CBU) units first before local assembly (CKD) cars roll off the assembly plant in Shah Alam for domestic consumption and exports to Thailand. As we’ve seen with the S90, XC90 and XC60 before this, a T5 variant (254 hp and 350 Nm) should also join the mix when this happens.

We’ll only know more when the S60 officially makes its launch debut here in Malaysia, which should take place soon as suggested by VCM. The S60 goes up against the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and should be an interesting prospect for car buyers in the premium segment. It certainly has a good look to it, but will you prefer the Swedish sedan to its German counterparts?

GALLERY: Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design