Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Volkswagen Passat B7 to be the official car for Le Tour De Langkawi 2016

L – R : Mr Emir Abdul Jalal, CEO of Le Tour De Langkawi and Mr Roland Ooi, Sales Director of Volkswagen Malaysia.

The official car for the upcoming Le Tour De Langkawi will be the Volkswagen Passat . A total of 190 units of this large sedan will be used for Malaysia's premier cycling event. It will be used throughout the race by the riders and their team personnel, safety marshals and also the police. 

Le Tour De Langkawi 2016 will be held from the 24th of February to the 2nd of March 2016. 

The Volkswagen Passat 1.8TSi (B7 model) is still sold in Malaysia in locally assembled (CKD) form. I suppose it is in its final few months before the new B8 model gets launched here. This is a good way for Volkswagen Malaysia to utilise a number of the current model and to increase the visual presence of the brand here. 

Read our review of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat B7 HERE if you're interested.

Volkswagen Malaysia Official Car Sponsor for Le Tour De Langkawi 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 February – Volkswagen Group Malaysia is pleased

to announce its participation as the official car sponsor at this year’s Le

Tour De Langkawi Malaysia 2016 which will be held from 24 February till

2 March 2016.

Volkswagen Group Malaysia will be sponsoring a total of 190 units of the

Passat which will be used throughout the race by riders, safety marshals

and the police.

The Volkswagen Passat which is packed with safety features has 5-Star

EURO NCAP rating and is equipped with advanced comfort and safety

features as “Rest Assist” which is a system that detects the drivers

reduced concentrations and send off a warning. Its comfort features

include a 12-way adjustable electric seats and memory function for a

comfortable and fatigue-free travel. The Passat also comes with an anti-

theft alarm system with electronic immobilizers offering maximum

protection against vehicle theft.

CKD and locally assembled, the Passat comes equipped with a 1.8-litre

TSi 160PS turbocharged direct petrol injection 4-cylinder engine and

produces maximum torque of 250Nm – making it amongst the most

powerful car available in its segment. The Passat also have frugal fuel

consumptions of 7.0 litres/100km allowing drivers an estimated distance

of 14.3 km per litre.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Mr Armin Keller, Managing Director of

Volkswagen Group Malaysia said that “Volkswagen Malaysia is honored

to be a part of this year’s Tour De Langkawi 2016 – one of Malaysia’s

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prestigious sporting event. We are also very pleased that our locally

assembled Volkswagen Passat which comes packed with world-class

safety features will play a vital role in keeping the event, delegates and

officials as well as the riders safe while on the race.”

The Tour de Langkawi is a multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in the

month of February in Malaysia. This race has been annually held since

1996 and features 10 stages over the course of 10 days. In order to invite

variety the routes change each year, but the Genting Highlands climb is

always included for being the toughest in the tour. There are other

contests held within the tour, such as classification points for sprinters,

individual points, as well as team classification points for the competing

Asian teams.

For more information, please visit www.volkswagen.com.my

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