Published on April 29th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA: MALAYSIAN-ASSEMBLED For Just RM130,888.00
Volkswagen Group Malaysia together with partner DRB-HICOM Berhad presented the media with its fourth and latest German-engineered, Malaysian-assembled model, the Volkswagen Jetta in an exclusive preview today. Since its introduction in Malaysia in 2011, the Jetta has been one of the most popular Volkswagen models and amongst the best mid-size sedans available in the Malaysian market.
The Jetta is Volkswagen’s modern interpretation of sporty design on a classic body style. Since its birth in 1979, the Jetta has been popular with its very own distinctive character. Its unique style coupled with its pure design and innovative features have the potential to attract a broad range of customers desiring style and sportiness in mobility. Speaking during the media presentation, Simon Loasby, Director of Design, Volkswagen Group China shared the design principle adopted by the Volkswagen design team.
Engine and Performance
A car that truly inspires confidence with its power and poise, the Jetta combines a 1.4l twin-charged direct petrol injection TSI engine with a 7-speed direct shift gearbox that gives an impressive output of 160PS and a torque of 240Nm between 1,500 to 4,500rpm – making it amongst the most powerful vehicles in its segment.
The only car in its segment with a 7-speed gearbox, this sedan is also able to accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 8.3 seconds and capable in reaching a top speed of 221kph – further underlining its athletic credentials. Despite its sporty performance, the Jetta features a combined fuel consumption of approximately 6.0l/100 km (16.7 km per litre) on a Euro 5 emission standard, making it the segment class-leader in fuel efficiency and emissions.
Enhanced entertainment features
The Jetta’s entertainment features have been carefully selected for the Malaysian market. Presenting Malaysians an extensive range of connectivity options, this elegant sedan is installed with the new RCD320 radio with multiple connectivity options such as Bluetooth, SD-card slot, USB with iPod interface and AUX-In. This multi-function display comes with multi-language support and its audio system is further supplemented with 6 sound quality speakers.
Safety features are of utmost importance in the Jetta. Equipped with dual front airbags with front passenger airbag deactivation, dual front side airbags and curtain airbags for front and rear passengers; Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA) as well as hill-hold control and rain sensor is installed in the Jetta. The locally assembled Jetta also comes with safety-optimized front head restraints and child seat anchorage points (ISOFIX system).
Inside the Jetta, there is an assortment of aesthetic and functional features such as a multi-function leather steering wheel complemented with leather gearshift knob and handbrake lever, as well as ‘Black Pyramids’ decorative inserts for dashboard and door trim panel. The functional interior features of the Jetta includes auto-dimming rear view mirror, cruise control, auto power windows for all four doors, glove compartment with cooling functions and a generous 510 litres of trunk space.
As far as driver and passenger comfort is concerned, the Jetta is furnished with ‘Sienna’ fabric seat upholstery, height adjustable front seats, 60/40 foldable rear seats, adjustable front armrest and rear armrest as well as a ‘Climatronic’ automatic air conditioning system with 2-zone temperature control and rear air-con vents.
The Jetta truly encompasses the Volkswagen design DNA, featuring dynamic design lines that truly bring out the essence of this sedan. Fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome grille and twin exhaust tailpipes, the car is further kitted with front and rear fog lights, in case of fog. Its halogen headlights comes with automatic headlight activation with ‘Leaving Home’ and manual ‘Coming Home’ functions and exterior mirror with environment lighting to assist drivers in dark area. The sedan is also equipped with Park Distance Control (PDC) for front and rear, and electrically adjustable exterior mirror for driver convenience especially during parking.
The Jetta is available in four colour choices: Candy White, Platinum Grey, Reflex Silver and Deep Black. The German-engineered, Malaysian-assembled Jetta will be available for booking at all Volkswagen dealerships in Peninsular Malaysia from 2 May at the compelling price of RM 130,888.
For more information on the Volkswagen Jetta, please log on to www.volkswagen.com.my or visit your nearest Volkswagen authorised dealer.