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Golf refreshed

I N case youmissed the news, the family consists of the Golf TSI in Sportline and R-Line variants, the iconic Golf GTI and performance-driven Golf R. VPCM says the newGolf family retains the charisma of past models with the unmistakable design, and has been updated with details such as redesigned bumpers, new conceptualised headlights and LED tail lights. Launched in 1974, the Golf is the Volkswagen brand’s most successful model, and has played a major role in the automotive industry by setting standards in the compact class and pioneering the advancement of leading vehicle technologies, which got it somanymotoring awards worldwide. Recognised the world over, the first Golf GTI invented the hot hatch category when it was launched. No surprise then that it was awarded as the “Most Influential Car of All Time” by UKmotoring magazine Autocar UK. The ultimate performance hatch, the Golf R has set and broken numerous track records around the world. On the road and track, its appeal lies in the fact that it is one of the most well-rounded cars available in the market. To date, more than 34million units of the Golf in its different body variants have been produced and sold around the world. A newGolf was built, purchased and delivered every 40 seconds, on average, over the past four decades. VPCMmanaging director and CEO, Erik Winter (pix) , is confident that the newGolf family will be well-received inMalaysia as it already has a strong local following. “With the introduction of four variants, there is a Golf for everyone. We are certain that the range will fulfil the expectations and desires of Golf fans here inMalaysia,” he added. VPCM is also offeringMalaysians, through a contest, the chance to win an all-expense paid trip to theWörthersee GTI Festival in Austria. The contest ended onMarch 27, with the finale at 1 Utama shopping centre in Petaling Jaya tomorrow. Members of the public can view the newGolf GTI and Golf R at the Volkswagen Tours. The GTI has been on display at AEON Bandar Dato Onn in Johor Baru sinceMarch 27 andwill be there till April 1, while the R made its local debut at the 1 Utama shopping centre onMarch 28 andwill be displayed there till April 1. updated Volkswagen Golf “7.5” was introduced into the market by Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) last Friday. The refreshed Golf


Golf GTI: RM239,990

Golf R: RM295,990

“THE ultimate hot hatch”, the GTI has a new 2.0TSI turbocharged engine paired with a six-speedwet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG). That combination possesses 227 ponies and generates 350Nmof torque between 1,500 and 4,600rpm. This Golf comes with GTI “Vienna” perforated leather seats, 18-inchMilton Keynes alloy wheels, 12.3-inch Active Info Display, 8-inch Discover Media with App- Connect, LED headlights with Dynamic Cornering Lights, LED taillights with Dynamic Indicators and Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) with driving mode selection.

“ATRUE performance powerhouse”, this Golf has a new 2.0TSI turbocharged engine and a seven-speedwet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG) that give an impressive output of 286hp and 380Nmof torque between 2,000 and 5,400rpm transferred via its “4Motion” all-wheel drive system. There’s R “Vienna” perforated leather seats, 19-inch Pretoria alloy wheels, 12.3- inch Active Info Display, 9.2-inch Discover Pro with App-Connect with Gesture Control, LED headlights with Dynamic Cornering Lights, LED taillights with Dynamic Indicators and progressive steering.

Golf TSI Sportline: RM155,990 Golf TSI R-Line: RM169,990

BOTH variants have 1.4TSI turbocharged engine pairedwith a seven-speed dry clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG), giving an impressive output of 148hp and 250Nmof torque between 1,500 and 3,500rpm. Each comes with “Vienna” leather seats, 17-inch Singapore alloy wheels, 12.3-inch Active Info Display, 8-inch composition media with App-Connect as well as LED headlights with Static and Dynamic Cornering Lights.

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