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Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VGM) has just launched the limited edition Volkswagen Polo Trophy. Available in a run of just 100 units, the jazzed up hatch was unveiled to the media by none other than Volkswagen Motorsport’s Finnish duo, Jari-Matti Latvala and his co-driver, Miikka Anttila. The pair, fresh from their second-place finish at the 2015 Rally Deutschland, were in town for a meet and greet session with the fans.

The launch of the Volkswagen Polo Trophy was, of course, no coincidence as it marked Volkswagen Motorsport’s momentous one-two-three WRC win on home turf. “We are proud to have with us today Jari-Matti Latvala and Miika Anttila at the launch of this limited edition Polo Trophy, designed especially for Malaysian WRC fans,” said VGM managing director, Armin Keller.

To keep matters relatable, the Polo Trophy treatment extends only to the hatch. Changes are mostly cosmetic with the addition of stylised decals on the bonnet and along the sides of the car plus a contrasting wing mirror treatment and a WRC-inspired rear spoiler. Other additional goodies include Ecotint window film and a Blaupunkt Philadelphia 835 seven-inch touchscreen head unit with navigation.

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No mechanical changes, though. The Volkswagen Polo Trophy soldiers on with the same naturally-aspirated 1.6 litre MPI four-cylinder engine that puts out a total of 105 PS at 5,250 rpm and 153 Nm of torque at 3,800 rpm. A six-speed Aisin automatic transmission sends the power to the front wheels.

As mentioned, the Volkswagen Polo Trophy is only available in a limited run of 100 units. The rally-inspired hatch is priced from RM89,888 sans on-the-road costs and insurance. To those who are interested in checking out the car in the flesh, head on over to the Setia City Convention Centre.