The upgraded Golf 1.4

We originally broke the news earlier this month, but now it’s official – the Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI has been revised with added equipment. It’s also now split into two trim levels, a base Comfortline (that retains some of the equipment of the outgoing model) and a range-topping Highline; both are cheaper than the existing car.

Prices start at RM150,635 for the Comfortline, which is some RM13,973 cheaper than the current Golf’s RM164,608 price tag; the Highline is priced at RM160,635. All prices are on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of a five-year warranty and a five-year mobility guarantee.

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The Comfortline variant features 16-inch “Dover” alloy wheels, a Composition Media infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, an eight-speaker sound system, paddle shifters, six airbags and electronic stability control – all standard on the current car.

On the other hand, automatic bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights (replaced by reflector halogen units), cruise control, auto-dimming rear view mirror, Climatronic dual-zone climate control and brushed dark silver trim have all been dropped from the list.

Highline gets all these, plus 17-inch “Madrid” split-five-spoke alloy wheels, LED tail lights from the Golf R, keyless entry, push button start, sports seats with “Mel Stripe” fabric upholstery, automated Park Assist as well as Rest Assist fatigue detection.

Both models also gain an extra 10 PS from the 1.4 litre TSI turbocharged four-cylinder, bringing the total up to 150 PS between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm; maximum torque remains at 250 Nm from 1,500 to 3,500 rpm. A seven-speed DSG dual clutch transmission is standard, as before.