The facelifted Volkswagen Golf will be introduced in Malaysia very soon. The car will make its local debut within the next three months, revealed Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM), as revealed during a media roundtable session, where the company also shared its performance review for 2017.

Detailed specifications of the new Golf weren’t provided at the time, but Erik Winter, managing director of VPCM, did confirm a few details. Firstly, the Golf will arrive in fully-imported form, and will come with an outstanding level of equipment, according to Winter.

The variant range will include the R-Line as well as high-performance variants like the GTI and all-wheel drive R. No word on how much they will cost, but Winter did state that the models will be priced competitively.

Introduced in November 2016, the Golf Mk7.5 features a redesigned exterior and a bevy of new technologies. The latter includes an Active Info Display inherited from the Passat, up to a 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment and a boosted suite of driver assist and safety systems.

Under the bonnet, the regular Golf should adopt the new 150 PS 1.5 litre turbocharged TSI Evo four-cylinder petrol engine, which will displace the 1.4 litre TSI unit in the current model sold here.

The GTI’s 2.0 litre TSI four-pot has seen a power boost, with the standard version now producing 10 PS more at 230 PS, and the hotter Performance variant kicking out 245 PS, up 15 PS from before. Similarly, the Golf R now comes with 310 PS and 400 Nm of torque, which is 10 PS and 20 Nm more than before, but it remains to be seen if the MY-spec car will have the full complement of 310 metric hp.

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