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Official distributor Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has released the full equipment list of the Volkswagen Jetta facelift on its website ahead of its launch. The revised C-segment sedan will be offered in three trim levels this time around, these being Trendline, Comfortline and Highline. In case you’ve missed it, it’s open for booking now, with an estimated price range of between RM110k and RM130k.

The entry-level Trendline slots in slightly under the current model in terms of specs. Much of the kit remains the same, including halogen reflector headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels (in a new ‘Sedona’ design instead of the existing ‘Navarra’ items), front and rear fog lights, ‘Sienna’ fabric upholstery and rear air-conditioning vents. The ‘Zebrano’ decorative trim inserts are new, however.

There have been a few notable omissions – air-conditioning is now manually-operated instead of the previous Climatronic dual-zone automatic system, while the head unit has been downgraded to an RCD 220 system with a USB port, an SD card slot, AUX-in and six speakers, but no Bluetooth. Cruise control and multifunction controls on the steering wheel have also been removed from the Trendline model.

Comfortline adds those items back (except for cruise control), swaps the alloy wheels for more intricate ‘Mambo’ ones and bumps up the head unit to an RCD 330G unit – first equipped on the 2016 Polo, it gets a five-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and MirrorLink. It should be noted, however, that MirrorLink supports only a handful of phones right now, so don’t expect to be able to use Waze on the system with any phone.

At the top of the range sits the Highline, adding bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, 17-inch ‘Queensland’ alloys, keyless entry, push button start, cruise control, black Vienna leather upholstery and a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The high-spec model also adds paddle shifters that were removed from the pre-facelift locally-assembled (CKD) models.

All models are powered by the same 1.4 TSI turbo four-cylinder petrol engine that replaces the previous twincharged (turbocharged and supercharged) mill. Identical to the one in the 2016 Golf, it makes 150 PS between 5,000 and 6,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 3,500 rpm.

Drive is sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed DSG dry dual-clutch transmission. An automatic engine start/stop system with regenerative braking is standard on all variants.

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