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What you’re looking at here is the new 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, which will be launched in Malaysia soon. A big thanks to paultan.org reader Tommy Lam, who managed to spot the refreshed Jetta in a local showroom.

On the exterior, the new Jetta introduces several tweaks, starting with a revised front grille, new front and rear bumpers, updated headlamps and tail lamps, along with new wheels. Under the hood (open here), the car gets 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 previous model.

The new mill outputs 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. It is paired with a seven-speed DSG transmission, and comes with various efficiency-related features like idling start/stop and regenerative braking.

We also get a glimpse into the Jetta’s interior, where the powered driver’s seat upholstered in leather could indicate that this is the Highline variant, the range-topper above the Comfortline and Trendline. The car seen here also features Volkswagen’s Climatronic dual-zone climate control system, along with a push start button.

Elsewhere, the Jetta gets a new steering wheel, which is carried over from the Mk7 Golf, a new touchscreen infotainment unit, and the trim piece around the gear lever has been replaced as well. Expect improvements to interior materials to be part of the Jetta facelift as well.

Volkswagen Malaysia is currently accepting bookings for the new locally-assembled Jetta, which is officially recognised as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV). The Jetta range is tentatively priced between RM110,000 and RM130,000, with official prices set to be revealed on launch day.