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Volkswagen Malaysia has teased the imminent arrival of the Jetta facelift, which first made its debut at the 2014 New York Auto Show. The current CKD Jetta 1.4 TSI, which was priced at around RM131k, has since been removed from the company’s website.

On the exterior, the facelifted Jetta will only undergo a few minor tweaks – a revised front grille, restyled front and rear bumpers, updated headlamps and tail lamps, as well as new wheels. As for the interior, the changes go a little further than the revisions carried out on the C-segment sedan’s exterior.

Most noticeably are the updated cabin’s steering wheel, instrument cluster and automatic air-conditioning switchgear, all of which are carried over from the Mk7 Golf. Expect improvements to interior materials to be part of the facelift as well.

No indication as to what’s under the hood – will the facelift employ the 1.4 litre TSI TwinCharged mill, which churns out 160 PS at 5,800 rpm and 240 Nm at 1,500 rpm, or the turbocharged 1.4 litre TSI (150 PS and 250 Nm) from the latest Golf, paired with a DQ200 seven-speed dry dual-clutch gearbox. It’s likely to be the latter, which should allow the Jetta to qualify as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) in Malaysia.

You’ll be able to get exclusive updates and more info about the Volkswagen Jetta facelift by clicking here to register your interest on VW Malaysia’s website.

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