Friday, April 27, 2018

New Volkswagen Golf R-Line Unveiled at the Malaysia Autoshow 2018 - A Sportier Entry Level Golf, Priced at RM166,990++

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has unveiled the new 2018 Volkswagen Golf R-Line on the first day of the Malaysia Autoshow 2018 which will run through this weekend (26-29th April 2018). This rounds off the newly facelifted Golf family line-up for Malaysia. Showing its face for the first time in Malaysia, the Golf R-Line is the sportier of the two 1.4liter Golf variants sold here.

It is powered by Volkswagen's 1.4TSI turbocharged engine and is coupled to a 7-speed dry clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG) which drives the front wheels. It has an output of 150PS and torque of 250Nm between 1,500 to 3,500rpm.

To differentiate the the Volksagen Golf R-Line from the less cooking version, the Sportline, this variant gets the ‘R-Line’ styling package which includes the ‘R-Line’ front and rear bumper, rear spoiler, ‘R-Line’ badges on radiator grille and side panels, and 17” Singapore alloy wheels. It also gets the Active Information Display (AID) inside like the more expensive Golf GTI and R variants. Seats are upholstered in their 'Zoom' fabric material.  

“Since the launch of the Golf family, we have received very positive response towards the variants – and now with today’s unveiling, the family is complete. The Golf is such an iconic model for Volkswagen, and has a strong following here and around the world, so it is no surprise that more than 34 million units have been sold worldwide since it its market introduction in 1974. To date, demand for the Golf remains an all-time high for us.” said Mr Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM (pictured above) on the reception and current demand of the facelifted Golf range.

The Golf R-Line is for those that want a little bit more sporty styling in the Golf and also to those that aspire for a real 'R' but is willing to settle for less until their paycheck has more numbers on them.

The price of the Golf R-Line is RM166,990 before any insurance (the Sportline comes in at RM155,990, so it is RM10,000 more). It is available in Tumeric Yellow, Atlantic Blue, Pure White, Deep Black, White Silver and Indium Grey. Right now the Golf is offered with 3 years free maintenance, 5 years warranty and 5 years road assistance, all subjected to terms and conditions.

If you want to view this car as well as other Volkswagen, they are now on display at the Volkswagen booth at the Malaysia Autoshow 2018 till this weekend. There Volkswagen are showcasing the full Golf family along with other models such as the Polo, Vento, Passat, Tiguan and Beetle. There is also a fleet of units for test drive, including the Golf Sportline and Golf GTI. 

Additionally, visitors can enjoy exclusive promotions and deals on new and pre-owned Volkswagen models, and receive customised gifts and test drive goodies. The Malaysia Autoshow 2018 runs from the 26th to 29th April at MAEPS, Serdang.


The Volkswagen Golf R-Line’s 1.4TSI turbocharged engine is mated with a 7-speed dry clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG), to give an output of 150PS and a torque of 250Nm between 1,500 to 3,500rpm. (the 1.4liter engine is seen here in the Golf Sportline).

Equipped with 7 airbags, the Golf R-Line comes with advanced safety features such as Maneuver Braking which automatically brakes the car when it senses objects up 10km/h during parking. Also available is Automatic Post Collision Brake System where the brakes are automatically applied to prevent subsequent impact when the vehicle is involved in a collision. 

The Golf R-Line also comes with Rest Assist and Proactive Occupant Protection System, which looks out for the driver and occupants in the vehicle while the Advanced Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) provides added grip during fast cornering.

Connectivity & Convenience
The Golf R-Line has a12.3” Active Info Display and 8” screen Composition Media with App-Connect (which runs systems such as MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple Carplay). Other convenient  features include LED headlights (with Dynamic Cornering Lights), 2-Zone Climatronic air conditioning system, rear-view camera, ‘KESSY’, electronic parking brake and Driving Mode Selections with four different modes such as Eco, Normal, Sport and Individual.

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