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As part of its Hari Raya campaign, Volkswagen Malaysia is offering RM0 downpayment and zero interest for seven years on models such as the Jetta 1.4 TSI, Golf 1.4 TSI, Passat, Tiguan 1.4 and Polo 1.6 Sedan and Hatch CKD facelift – the last two previewed at the ongoing Volkswagen Sales Carnival at the Setia City Mall.

Raya is the most celebrated festive occasion by Muslims and Malaysians of other faiths alike. It’s when people travel home to spend time with family and friends. Our aim with this campaign is to make the brand more accessible to Malaysians who desire the performance offered by our cars,” said Armin Keller, MD of Volkswagen Group Malaysia.

Aside from the aforementioned RM0 downpayment and zero interest offers, customers who sign on the dotted line during the Volkswagen Sales Carnival, happening from 12 June to 14 June, will receive a RM500 petrol voucher to make the deal all the more sweeter. The Hari Raya campaign, on the other hand, is ongoing till 31 July.

Now, on to the refreshed Polo models. Changes are limited on both cars, to say the least, with the Sedan variant taking the minimalist approach a little too far – more on which in a bit. Beginning with the Polo 1.6 Hatch CKD facelift, it sports a new front fascia with a reworked bumper, replete with a Passat-esque chrome strip and fog lamps.

Other external changes include smoked headlamps and revised taillamp graphics. The rear bumper has been restyled slightly and now features reflector strips on the lower portion. The 15-inch “Riverside” alloy wheels have been retained, shod this time with Goodyear tyres.

Inside, updates include the adoption of a Mk7 Golf-derived squared-off steering wheel with phone controls. The centre console now gets a jazzier metal finish while the fabric seats are trimmed with a new pattern. Everything else remains unchanged, including mechanicals and safety features.

Moving on to the Polo 1.6 Sedan CKD facelift, said model receives smoked headlights – and that’s it. As mentioned, changes on the Sedan variant are even more minute as to that of the Hatch model. Inside, the only difference is the inclusion of a Mk7 Golf-esque steering wheel. The fabric seats retain the same “Livon” pattern as that of the pre-facelifted Polo 1.6 Sedan.

The Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Hatch CKD facelift is priced the same as before at RM90,646, on-the-road (OTR) excluding insurance. The Sedan variant retains the same price tag, as well. It retails at RM92,646, OTR sans insurance. It should be noted that both models are already being to delivered to customers.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Sedan CKD facelift

GALLERY: Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Hatch CKD facelift