Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has just partnered with South Korean car-sharing app, SOCAR by delivering 50 units of the Volkswagen Polo 1.6 MPI to join the extensive fleet of SOCAR vehicles.

Launched in Kuala Lumpur in January 2018, SOCAR offers urbanites a flexible mobility solution, giving users access to a variety of vehicles from fun hatchbacks like the Polo to 7-seater people carriers.

Chief Executive Officer of SOCAR Malaysia, Leon Foong said, “The beauty of the car-sharing model is that as a member, you have several types of cars at your fingertips serving your different needs from a leisurely cruise out of the city to a trunk heavy trip to Ikea.”

L – R: Erik Winter, MD of VPCM, Bojeng Bari, CEO of HICOM Auto Sdn Bhd and Leon Foong, CEO of SOCAR Malaysia

Managing Director of VPCM, Erik Winter said, “We are pleased to collaborate with SOCAR. Through this partnership, we are able to offer the members of the public easy access to Volkswagen cars and have them enjoy its German engineered capabilities. The Polo is perfect for city driving and though it may be small in stature, it offers a dynamic drive without compromising on safety and comfort.”

Users of the SOCAR app will now have access to a nippy hatchback powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder MPI petrol engine offering 105 hp and 153 Nm of torque. The Polo will be available from the month of May onwards and users can drive the Polo starting from RM13.90 per hour.

The SOCAR app is available for download from the App Store and Google Play Store and details of the app can be found on SOCAR’s official website.


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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.