We’ve heard from Toyota, and now it’s the turn of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) to release a price list without the 6% goods and services tax (GST), which will be zero-rated from June 1, 2018. The rolling back of GST rates was announced by the new Pakatan Harapan government two days ago.

These new prices – which, typical for VPCM, are nett prices excluding registration and insurance – will remain in effect until the sales and services tax (SST) comes back in to replace GST. The return of SST was not mentioned in the 0% GST announcement two days ago, but the finance ministry confirmed yesterday that SST will be back, although no date was given.

Without GST, savings range from RM4,400 for the Polo to RM17,102 for a Golf R. Note that VPCM has also made slight pricing adjustments – the whole range gets new sticker prices ending with ‘8’. The before (current) and after prices are as follows.

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VPCM says that with limited stocks available, customers should take the opportunity to place their bookings, as the company is also having ongoing Hari Raya promotions. A windfall, as the VPCM chief puts it.

“This period in time is a windfall for Malaysians, and so I would like to urge those considering our products to grab this opportunity as there is no better time to own a Volkswagen. Customer peace of mind is always a priority for us, and we want to be able to provide this during the transition period until the implementation of the SST. We want our customers to benefit from the revised prices, and enjoy our ongoing promotions,” said VPCM MD Erik Winter.

Besides the GST effect, VPCM’s Fuel Up Your Gaya promotion is offering 0.88% interest rates and cash rebates of up to RM15,000 on selected models. To further sweeten the deal, those who purchase a Volkswagen from now till June 30 will also receive a petrol card worth RM1,188.

All new Volkswagens come with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty, five-year roadside assistance and three years of free service.