The Malaysian-market Volkswagen Golf Mk7 has been treated to a minor update. We caught this 1.4 TSI variant at the Volkswagen Glenmarie showroom sporting a few new items that were not available before. Speaking to a sales advisor there, we’ve been told that Golf 1.4 TSI has been split into two trim lines now – a basic Comfortline and a Highline that features additional kit.

The Highline variant pictured here features a set of new 17-inch “Madrid” alloy wheels and slightly restyled headlamps with more chrome elements (apparently in place of the LED DRLs of old). Down the back, the Golf sports a new pair of LED taillights that’s of a similar design to the sportier Golf R.

Functional updates include a KESSY keyless entry system, while the interior now features a push-start button situated at the centre console (next to the gearshift). In front, driver and passenger will be hugged by a pair of new sport seats, while all seats come upholstered with a “Mel Stripe” fabric.

Also fitted to the Highline Golf are Park Assist and Rest Assist features. The former offers automatic parking into parallel spaces and also out of it. The latter, Rest Assist, is a drowsiness detection system, normally found further up the product line-up.

As mentioned, most of the items here are available on the Highline variant only, which is priced at RM159,888 (OTR, without insurance). The Comfortline variant, which sees less kit (and halogen headlamps instead of bi-xenon units) is priced at RM149,888. Note that both are more affordable than the standard Golf 1.4 TSI, which was listed at RM163,888.