Friday, July 21, 2017

Volkswagen launches the Passat Trendline PLUS & Passat Comfortline PLUS - Added options inside and out

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia has presented to us two new variants of the Passat. The Volkswagen Passat is now offered in PLUS variants of the Passat Trendline and the Passat Comfortline. Both offer better styling upgrades inside and out. 

The Passat Trendline PLUS now gets luxurious leather seats, 17” Istanbul alloy wheels (from 16"), and window tint worth RM8,000 while the Passat Comfortline PLUS gets upsized 18” Monterey alloy wheels (from 17")and window tint, valued at RM12,000. In simpler terms, both get something from the spec one rung up. The Trendline gets the alloy wheels and seats offered to the Comfortline, and the Comfortline now gets the Highline wheels. So in terms of exterior looks, both go up a notch. One now looks like a Comfortline and the other looks more like a Highline specced Passat. 

Of course, you can still differentiate the Passat Highline 2.0 from these 1.8liter versions because the rear bumper of the Highline has integrated twin exhaust pipes (the actually just hide the real tailpipes) compared to the visible rear tailpipes set to one side.

The best thing about this package is that the Passat PLUS is still sold at the original retail prices. They get more goodies at the same price. There are also special loan packages for the cars as well as 5 years warranty and 5 years Free Service (T&C would apply obviously).

Model                                          Free service  5-year loan 7-year loan 9-year loan
Passat Trendline PLUS            5-years          0.88%               1.28% 1.68%
Passat Comfortline PLUS            5-years         0.88%               1.28% 1.68%

Quite a lot of value for your money. If you actually just run a car for 5 years before changing it, this could be quite a reasonable package. Low interest rates (which actually comes out like a fantastic cash rebate spread out over the term of the loan - especially if you compare with the usually 2.88-3.3% interest charged), warranty and free servicing. There definitely is some peace of mind.

A simple breakdown of the Passat PLUS specs if you're interested.

1.8TSI Trendline PLUS - RM159,990 + RM0 for PLUS upgrades

5" touchscreen display radio 'Composition Colour' with USB, Bluetooth, SD Card slot and AUX-In

'Climatronic' air-conditioning system with 3-zone temperature control

On-board computer 'Premium' (MFD)

Push start button and electronic parking brake

12v socket in centre console, front and rear in luggage compartment

Automatic headlights and rain sensor

Electrically adjustable, foldable and heated exterior mirrors with environment lighting

Fatigue Detection System

6 airbags

PLUS upgrades worth RM8,000 - Leather seats, 17inch wheels and tyres and tint

1.8TSI Comfortline PLUS - RM179,990 + RM4,990 for PLUS upgrades

6.5" touchscreen display radio 'Composition Media' with USB, SD Card slot, Bluetooth and AUX-In

'Climatronic' air-conditioning system with 3-zone temperature control

Front leather seats with 12-way electric adjust with massage and memory for driver

'Easy open' rear boot and Keyless Entry and Push Start

Electronic parking brake, auto hold and hill hold control

Park Assist 3.0

Adaptive LED lighting system

Rear view camera with 4 views 

6 airbags

PLUS upgrades worth RM12,000 (you pay only RM4,990 as stated above)

'Monterey' alloy wheels 8J x 18"

Window tinting by ECOTINT

The Volkswagen Passat PLUS. Bigger, Bolder and


Kuala Lumpur, 20 July 2017 – Volkswagen Passenger Cars

Malaysia (VPCM) today introduced two new additions to the

Passat family, the Trendline PLUS and Comfortline PLUS.

With upgrades in appearance and interior offering, the Passat

PLUS adds a sportier touch to Volkswagen’s already popular D-

segment sedan. The perfect testament of affordability and

refinement, this introduction further emphasises VPCM’s

commitment in providing added value to its customers.

The Passat PLUS sports luxurious leather seats, 17” Istanbul alloy

wheels, and window tint worth RM8,000 for the Trendline, while

the stylish upgrades for the Comfortline are upsized 18” Monterey

alloy wheels and window tint, valued at RM12,000.

For a limited time till the 30 th of September 2017, the Passat PLUS

is offered with a special interest rate from as low as 0.88% on hire

purchase loans with the durations of five to nine years. To provide

maximum peace of mind to customers, the entire Passat range,

including the PLUS, also comes with 5-year free maintenance, or

75,000km (whichever comes first) with registrations by the 30 th of

September 2017.

The Passat PLUS variants are each powered by a 1.8L

turbocharged TSI engine with a 7-speed direct shift gearbox

(DSG) to give an impressive output of 180PS and a torque of

250Nm between 1,250 to 5,000rpm, with an impressive fuel

consumption of approximately 5.7l/100 km.

Features that make the Passat even more attractive include

start/stop function, regenerative braking, electric parking brake

with auto hold function and with 3-zone climatronic air conditioning

for comfort. Its high level of safety features includes six airbags, driver alert

system and front fog lights with cornering light functions.

The Passat Trendline PLUS retails at RM144,990, while the

Passat Comfortline PLUS is RM169,980.

For more information on the Passat PLUS, visit

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