Published on August 12th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin


Jetta Allstar and 60th Merdeka Beetle Unveiled at Volkswagen Fest 2017

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has launched its inaugural Volkswagen Fest 2017, a celebration of all things Volkswagen at the Setia City Convention Centre. The Volkswagen Fest will run from the 11th August till 13th August 2017.

In conjunction with Volkswagen Fest, VPCM has also unveiled two new special edition models; the Jetta Allstar and the 60th Merdeka Edition Beetle, to celebrate Malaysia’s 60th year of independence.

Jetta Allstar

The Jetta Allstar is the latest Allstar edition to be launched by VPCM. The range was first introduced with the Polo Allstar earlier this year, and followed by the Vento Allstar in June. The range was developed specifically for discerning customers who wish to stand out from the crowd.

The Jetta Allstar comes with RM3,000 worth of accessories such as aluminium sports pedals, rear trunk spoiler, ‘Allstar’ scuff plates, emblems and carpet mats. Priced from RM109,990, four colours are available – Candy White, Platinum Grey, Reflex Silver and Deep Black.

The Jetta combines a 1.4L TSI single-turbocharged engine with an improved 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG) that delivers an output of 150 PS, and a torque of 250 Nm between 1,500 to 3,500 rpm. The car is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 kph in 8.6 seconds, with a combined fuel consumption of 5.0L/100 km.

60th Merdeka Edition Beetle

Similar to the iconic, and much-loved Herbie Beetle, the Merdeka Beetle is decked in livery, with the number “60” splashed on its hood and sides.

Updates in the Merdeka Edition Beetle includes leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, a 5.8-inch touchscreen ‘Composition Colour’ with USB, Bluetooth and eight speakers; and seat trim covers in ‘Pepita’ fabric.

Under its hood is a 1.2l turbocharged TSI engine with an output of 105PS and 175 Nm of torque. Together with a seven-speed automatic transmission (DSG), owners are ensured a fun run indeed.

Priced at RM136,888, only 16 exclusive units are available. The Merdeka Beetle is offered in Pure White and White Silver. All 16 units come with five-year warranty, 60-months road tax, and a limited edition Beetle suitcase.

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