Published on March 24th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair0
Volkswagen Launches Upgraded Golf: More Features but at a Lower Price
Volkswagen Malaysia is pleased to announce the upgraded Golf with new and added features at a lower price. There will be two variants – the Golf Highline which will be priced at RM159,888 and the Golf Comfortline priced at RM 149,888.
The Golf is recognised worldwide having won numerous awards such as the World Car of the Year in 2009 and 2013 along with the European Car of the Year in 1992 and 2013. This is due to the fact that the Golf depicts a distinctive appeal to the masses and is still considered as one of the most preferred models in Volkswagen range.
Mr. Armin Keller, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Malaysia said that “The Golf has always been one of Volkswagen’s iconic model since its debut in 1974. Seven generations later, the Golf has undergone impressive advancement in system technology featuring the best of German engineering. It is also a car that Malaysians have come to love.
With the upgraded Golf, we believe that drivers will find these added features useful and will complement their driving. Now at a lower price and packed with added features, Volkswagen Malaysia is staying true to our commitment of making our cars accessible to Malaysians”
The upgraded Golf 1.4 Highline, priced at RM 159,888* comes with:-
Added Technology Features
The upgraded Golf offer drivers simplicity in driving with added advanced technology and the best of German engineering.
One of the newly added features is the Keyless Entry & Push Start (KESSY) engine start-up technology that permits drivers to start a car by just pressing a button without inserting a key into the ignition.
Additional useful features such as Park Assist and Rest Assist were added to further enhance the overall driving experience. These features give drivers the convenience of having the car to park itself with a touch of a button leaving only the pedal work to the driver; and a state-of-the-art fatigue detection system that senses fading concentration levels by intelligently measuring your pedal and steering-wheel use.
Upgraded to 17” Madrid wheels, the upgraded Golf not only looks better but also provides a steady drive for drivers. In an effort to enhance safety, LED tail lights have been fitted for better visibility on the roads.
The upgraded Golf also offer drivers a sportier feel with the new sport seats with “Mel Stripe” fabric for better grip and hold, allowing drivers to be seated and fitted comfortably when driving.
Engine and Performance
The upgraded Golf’s 1.4L TSI turbocharged direct petrol injection 4-cylinder petrol engine now has an increased output of 150PS, a 10PS increase from the outgoing model and a maximum torque of 250Nm accelerating in from as low as 1,500rpm to 3,500rpm. The engine is paired with a 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 100kph in 8.2 seconds and reaching a maximum speed of 216kph.
Connected with the best German engineering, it allows drivers to experience a safe, smooth and better gear shifts, contributing to better fuel efficiency. Having both TSI and DSG technology places Golf at a platform of fuel efficiency, enabling drivers to drive a distance of approximately 20km per litre returning a thrifty 5.0litres/100km.
The upgraded Golf is now available in both Highline and Comfortline for booking at all authorized Volkswagen dealers and comes in 6 different colours – Limestone Grey, Sunset Red, Pure White, Deep Black, Pacific Blue and Tungsten Silver.