Volkswagen Golf facelift now in Malaysia, 1.4L TSI from RM156k


Making its international debut in late 2017, the Volkswagen Golf facelift (MK7.5) range has finally arrived in Malaysia. Like the pre-facelift range, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is introducing the full Golf range – 1.4 TSI, GTI and the top of the line R.

Starting with the Golf 1.4 TSI, it will be offered in two variants like before – Sportline and R-Line. Both trims share the same 1.4-litre four-cylinder TSI engine carried over from the outgoing model. The unit is good for 147 hp and 250 Nm of torque and is paired to a seven-speed DSG dual clutch to send drive to the front wheels. Century sprint takes 8.2 seconds and it maxes out at 216 km/h.

QUICK FACTS

NameVolkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI SportlineVolkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI R-Line
Engine1.4-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder TSI
Transmission7-speed DSG
Max Power147 hp @ 5,000 – 6,000 rpm
Max Torque250 Nm @ 1,500 – 3,500 rpm
0 – 100 km/h; Top Speed8.2 seconds; 216 km/h
Price (OTR without insurance)RM155,990RM169,990

Starting with the entry level Sportline, it gets halogen headlamps, LED combination taillamps, front and rear fog lamps as well as a set of 16-inch alloys wrapped in 205/55 profile tyres.

The R-Line gets dressed in trim specific front and rear bumper with trapezoidal chrome exhaust outlets, front apron with air curtains, R-Line logo on the radiator grille and a rear spoiler. It also gets upgraded full LED headlamps and taillamps with dynamic turn indicators and a set of 17-inch ‘Singapore’ alloy wheels wrapped in 225/45 profile tyres to complete the look.

Inside, the cabin architecture remains the same but gets a host of new technologies 8.0-inch ‘Discover Media’ infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, eight-speakers, Air Care dual-zone climate control, reverse camera and Driving Profile Selection.

The Sportline settles for analogue dials for the instrument cluster, fabric seats, three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel with paddle shifters, auto dimming rear view mirror, manual levelling seats, electronic parking brake with auto hold and rear air vents.

Stepping up to the R-Line, it adds keyless entry and start, 12.3-inch Active Info Display, ‘Vienna’ leather upholstery with R-Line embroidery and reversing camera.

Safety kit reads seven airbags, Electronic Stability Control, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist and Post Collision Braking.

The Sportline is available in five exterior shades – Atlantic Blue, Pure White, Deep Black, Tungsten Silver and Indium Grey while R-Line has the added option for Turmeric Yellow and While Silver. Like all Volkswagen vehicles registered from 1 January 2018 onwards, the Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Sportline and R-Line come with a 3-Years/45,000 km free service package as well as 5-Years Warranty and 5-Years Roadside Assistance.


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Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Sportline 


Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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