Volkswagen Malaysia launches All-New Golf Models

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Progressive, Digitalised, and Intuitive: The All-New Golf R-Line is Now Open for Booking

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is now accepting pre-bookings for the all-new Golf R-Line, with the estimated price range between RM155,000 to RM165,000.

The Golf was an automotive revolution that changed the motoring world since it debuted back in 1974, and it shaped and set the benchmark with its remarkable engineering and performance. With more than 35 million units sold over the years, the Golf is an icon that has kept evolving to add an extra twist of fun each time.  

As the all-new Golf pays homage to its heritage, it emerges as the most progressive generation yet with improved performance, enhanced digitalisation, and more intuitive controls.  The changes are most noticeable in its clean and contemporary look.

A leaner front grille, narrow LED headlights, and an imposing bumper lend an assured stance to the striking model. Inspired by the performance R range, the R-Line has a sporty styling package fitted to create an edgier look while maintaining great value.

Every aspect in the interior has been carefully planned to ensure that this vehicle is more closely connected to the driver than ever. The all-new Golf offers an entirely digitalised interior landscape, known as the Driver’s Workspace, to provide seamless connectivity and convenience.

The revolutionary dashboard welcomes a new-generation 10.25” Digital Cockpit; a multifunction steering wheel with haptic-touch control; as well as an advanced 10” Discover Media infotainment system with navigation. Another new feature is the compact and innovative new-generation gear selector – it is the first Volkswagen model in Malaysia to carry this.

To complement its sporty exterior, the R-Line comes with front sport seats fitted in Sardegna fabric and Art Velours side bolsters for deluxe comfort, complete with the R-line logo embossed on the headrest.

Design and features in the all-new Golf are meant to excite, while the performance more than delivers.  Under the hood of the R-line lies a 1.4TSI turbocharged engine that is paired with 8-speed automatic shift by wire transmission, producing 150PS and 250Nm of torque.

The R-Line is available in five colours, including two new ones – the matte Moonstone Grey and metallic Kings Red. Other colours are Atlantic Blue in metallic finishing, as well as Deep Black and Oryx White with pearl effect.

VPCM supports with aftersales care through three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty, and five years roadside assistance. View more details at www.volkswagen.com.my/the-all-new-golf/golfrline or place a booking at any authorised Volkswagen dealership.


Because GTI: The All-New Golf GTI Launched from RM211,689.54

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched the all-new Golf GTI at the Sepang International Circuit.

Fondly known as the king of hatchbacks, the GTI has stood for sporty driving pleasure since it was first launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1975. It has and continuously define what a compact sports vehicle should be.

Now, the all-new GTI delivers even more powerful performance that takes driving to the next level by making it the ultimate everyday sports vehicle. It is powered by a 2.0TSI turbocharged engine coupled with 7-speed wet clutch DSG to produce 245PS and 370Nm of torque – promising a thrilling and memorable ride for the ones behind the wheel.

What is unique to the GTI is the Vehicle Dynamics Manager system, which allows further driving personalisation including various pre-determined modes as well as individualised settings to choose from. Fuel consumption is at approximately 7l/100km.

The interior of the GTI is progressive, innovative, and intuitive. Its front sport seats are furnished with red trims and an active climate feature to suit either hot or cold weather. The driver seat comes with power-adjustable memory feature and lumbar support too. All the seats are decked out in Vienna leather for deluxe comfort.

Locally assembled at Pekan, this is a historical milestone as it is the first time that the GTI is assembled outside of Germany and China.

Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM, expressed his excitement at introducing the eighth generation GTI. “The GTI is certainly the most iconic three letters in the automotive industry. It has amassed loyal fans globally, and more so in Malaysia where we have a very passionate fanbase. We are proud that we are now rolling it out from our Pekan plant – a historical milestone, really.  The new GTI is full of innovation, and we are sure that it too will set new standards and thrill our customers.”

VPCM supports with aftersales care through three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty, and five years roadside assistance.

Bookings and test drive arrangements can be made at all authorised Volkswagen dealerships nationwide. Alternatively, Volkswagen eShowroom is always accessible: eshowroom.volkswagen.com.my.

KEY USPS

Design

The GTI is immediately recognisable with its signature honeycomb front grille and red GTI trims. It sports 18” Richmond alloy wheels with red brake callipers, and full LED headlamps and taillights.

Driver’s Workspace

The Driver’s Workspace, an entirely digitalised interior landscape, provides seamless connectivity and convenience.

It welcomes a new-generation 10.25” Digital Cockpit with multiple colour themes and views, including a GTI-specific skin, as well as a multifunction steering wheel with haptic-touch control and heating. An advanced 10” Discover Media infotainment system sits at the centre of the dashboard, offering 3D inbuilt navigation, wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, and seven high-quality speakers.

Intuitive operation of the vehicle is supported by an intelligent voice control system, easily activated by saying “Hello Volkswagen” or by pressing the voice button on the steering wheel, it reacts to intuitive voice commands such as “I’m cold” and it will increase the temperature.

Voice recognition and voice quality (for phone calls) are seamless, as they can locate the person who is speaking (driver or front passenger) and respond accordingly, for example by identifying which interior zone’s temperature needs adjusting.

Comfort and convenience

Expect a visual treat in every ride as the ambient lighting can be linked to driving modes. There are up to 30 colours to choose from, in addition to five pre-set colour modes (Infinity, Eternity, Desire, Euphoria, Vitality), and individualised settings.

A pleasant and comfortable interior environment is further ensured with the 3-zone Climatronic air con. Adjust the temperature with the touch slider or simply through voice control.  There are two main modes for the air con – Smart Climate and Classic Climate, and each comes with various helpful functions. The 3-zone Climatronic air con is equipped with Air Care to filter out pollen, spores, and particulates to keep the air clean. 

Space and Convenience

Space remains a priority in this iconic hatchback as it offers plenty of room for all the family in the interior, whereas its 374-litre of luggage compartment can fit large pieces of sports and recreational equipment.

Another smart feature of the vehicle is that it gives quick entry access by automatically unlocking the doors when vehicle key is within the detection zone.  The GTI also comes with Tyre Pressure Loss Indicator to warn when there is loss of tyre pressure.

Safety

The all-new Golf is built for safety as the frame is constructed using a combination of high-quality steel that is extensively engineered to provide maximum occupant protection in the event of an accident

Other key safety features include ESC (Electronic Stability Control); Post Collision Braking System that prevents a second collision; Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) that improves traction and reduce understeer; six airbags for post-collision protection and more.

Colours

It is available in five colours: Kings Red and Atlantic Blue in metallic finishing; Moonstone Grey for non-metallic option; as well as Deep Black and Oryx White with pearl effect at no additional charges

Price

The all-new Golf GTI is valued at the recommended retail price of RM211,689.54 with the current sales tax exemption, and comes with three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty, and five years roadside assistance.


R-Rated Performance: The All-New Golf R Launched from RM356,412.85

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched the all-new Golf R, the flagship model that completes the introduction of the all-new Golf family in Malaysia.

As the ultimate performance hatch, the Golf R has set and broken numerous records worldwide. Its appeal, on the road and track, lies in the fact that it is one of the most well-rounded models available in the market, and this explains why more than 250,000 units of the Golf-R have been produced and sold around the world.

The all-new Golf R reigns supreme by outperforming its predecessors to become the most powerful model yet. Boasting 320PS and 400Nm of torque from the latest 2.0TSI turbocharged engine and 7-speed DSG, it is a true performance powerhouse meant for those who seek the best.

Driving performance is taken to the next level with the new all-wheel drive system: 4MOTION with Performance Torque Vectoring. This intelligent and innovative system enables power to be distributed not only between the front and rear, but also selectively between the rear wheels – which significantly increases the agility of the Golf R, particularly when cornering. It is notably the first Volkswagen to be launched with this system.

The Vehicle Dynamics Manager system in the R is closely integrated with other running systems, such as the electronic differential locks (XDS), dynamic chassis control (DCC), and progressive steering, to provide optimum traction and remarkable handling with the utmost level of precision.

The prestige of the R is found in the interior too, with a premium feature being the Harman Kardon 480-watt audio system with 10 speakers. It brings to life rich and vibrant acoustics to provide a mesmerising audio experience.

Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM is confident that the entrance of the all-new Golf R will make a mark. “The Golf R is the jewel in the Volkswagen crown, and the eighth generation R pushes the limit of what is possible with a Golf. We are delighted to introduce this exceptional model here and we are sure that it will exceed expectations.”

It is available in three colours – its signature Lapiz Blue, Deep Black and Pure White.

The all-new Golf R is imported and priced at RM356,412.85. It comes with three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty, and five years roadside assistance.

Limited units are available, so place a booking at any authorised Volkswagen dealerships nationwide or via eshowroom.volkswagen.com.my.

KEY USPS

R-Exterior

Sporty yet subtle, the design of the all-new Golf R belies its powerful performance. Besides the R emblems, other R-specific characteristics adorn the model to make it distinctive – from signature bumpers and air intake to the newly-designed diffuser in high-gloss black that is flanked by a pair of tailpipes on both sides. The 19” Adelaide alloy wheels complete the rugged profile of this hot hatch.

The signature blue of the R is reflected in the blue brake callipers and the eye-catching blue strip that runs across the front of the vehicle, whereas the illuminated light strip is unmistakeably Volkswagen.

Another unique feature is the light projection of the R logo when the driver door is opened and closed.

R-Interior

The interior evokes sporty luxury with the R-specific decorative trim in Carbon Grey. Another standout feature is the premium front sport seats with integrated headrest and R logo in Nappa leather. These are furnished with the active climate feature, while the driver seat can be electrically adjusted and provides lumbar support.

Other innovations come in the form of the multifunctional sports steering wheel, where it now has the blue backlit R button that instantly activates ‘Race’ mode with one push. What is special as well is the larger shift paddles for more optimum shifting experience.

R-View

The advanced 10” Digital Cockpit comes with various customisations, including an exclusively-designed R-View that is only available in this model. Its auxiliary display is a genuine highlight for fans of motorsport as data such as output, power, torque distribution, charge pressure, lap timer and G-meter are available in live view.

R-Connectivity and Comfort

A 10” Digital Infotainment System offers seamless connectivity with inbuilt navigation, and Wireless App-Connect for CarPlay and Android Auto. There are 30-colour ambient lighting and 3-zone Climatronic air con for optimum comfort.

R-Safety

The Golf-R is equipped with key safety features such as six airbags, side assist with rear cross traffic alert, rear view camera, automatic post-collision braking system, Driver alert system, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB), Anti-theft alarm system, proactive passenger protection system, and more.

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