VW Cars Sdn Bhd just launched Volkswagen’s first showroom in Malaysia at UOA Central in Jalan Pinang, right in the heart of KL. VW Cars Sdn Bhd is actually a company under the CarTrade group, which recently exited the BMW distribution business, hence all CarTrade showrooms have been converted into VW Cars showrooms, starting with the one at UOA Central. Another showroom cum service center will be located along the Federal Highway in PJ,which will also incorporate a training center for Volkswagen service personnel. Two other showrooms will be located in Johor and Perak.
VW Cars Sdn Bhd‘s service centers will also service Volkswagen cars from other distributors, for example the Wald GTis from Amazing Tempo Sdn Bhd – no discrimination there. This is in line with Volkswagen Malaysia’s philosophy to support all Volkswagen cars in Malaysia, so VW Cars does the same.
There has already been a few orders, and plenty of enquiries on Volkswagens, but perhaps the lack of a showroom and actual models to touch, feel and test drive is the cause for slow conversion of enquiries to orders, so perhaps with this showroom, the numbers will pick up. VW Cars Sdn Bhd targets 1200 units sold from now until the end of 2007, that’s about 14 months – about 85 cars a month, with the bread and butter models expected to be the Golf GTI, the Passat and the Touareg. The first shipment of cars will be arriving in three week’s time, so that would be early December 2006.
The price of the Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG looks promising – RM198,888 (RM200,083.00 on the road including insurance, road tax, etc) but the car is lower speced than the Wald GTI. Basically the VW Car Golf GTI lacks the Wald’s 18 inch wheels and sunroof – the VW Car version has 17 inch wheels, which is the stock size.
More photos and price list after the jump.
VW Cars Sdn Bhd Price List
Prices are on the road with insurance, road tax, etc.
|Volkswagen Golf 1.6 FSI||RM166,816.00|
|Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0 Turbo FSI DSG||RM200,083.00|
|Volkswagen Passat 2.0 Turbo FSI||RM230,083.00|
|Volkswagen New Beetle 1.6||RM140,816.00|
|Volkswagen New Beetle 2.0||RM158,083.00|
|Volkswagen Jetta 1.6||RM166,816.00|
|Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 FSI||RM184,083.00|
|Volkswagen Touareg 3.6 V6 FSI||RM452,309.00|
|Volkswagen Polo 1.4||RM109,788.00|
|Volkswagen Polo 1.6||RM116,816.00|
|Volkswagen CrossPolo 1.6||RM125,816.00|