Volkswagen Jetta facelift 18

Volkswagen Malaysia has announced that pre-bookings for the new Volkswagen Jetta is now open, with tentative prices of between RM110,000 and RM130,000. Three variants are offered here – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline – and the locally-assembled car is officially recognised as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV).

Under the hood, you’ll find a new 1.4 litre turbocharged direct-injection TSI four-cylinder engine which replaces the twincharged (supercharged and turbocharged) 1.4 litre TSI unit of the outgoing model.

The new mill, which is mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission, produces 150PS and 250 Nm of torque at 1,500 to 3,500 rpm, which is 10 PS less but 10 Nm more than the outgoing Jetta. Efficiency-related features include start/stop and regenerative braking functions, while safety kit include six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) and hill-hold control.

As mentioned at the start, the Jetta range is tentatively priced between RM110,000 and RM130,000. Customers will have four colours to choose from – Candy White, Platinum Grey, Reflex Silver and Deep Black. Pre-bookings can be made from today, or during a special “Jetta Pre-Booking Weekend” on September 24 and 25 at authorized Volkswagen dealers nationwide. Head on over to Volkswagen’s official website for more details.

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