Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today unveiled the new Golf R-Line at the Malaysia Autoshow 2018, completing the new Golf family line-up in Malaysia. The event also marks the Golf R-Line’s first public appearance in the country. The R-line comes with a catchy exterior styling 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. In terms of pricing, the Golf R-Line is priced at RM 166,990
Mr Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM said that the R-Line’s arrival completes the Golf family line-up. “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.”
Performance and safety
The Volkswagen Golf R-line is powered by a 1.4TSI turbocharged engine mated to a 7-speed dry clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG) gearbox. Output is rated at 150Ps and 250Nm of torque from 1,500 to 3,500RPM. The Golf R-Line is well equipped with a myriad of safety features such as 7 airbags, Maneuver Braking (Automatically brakes the car when it senses objects up to 10 km/h during parking), Automatic Post Collision Brake System (Brakes are automatically applied to prevent subsequent impact when the vehicle is involved in a collision), Rest Assist and Proactive.
Occupant Protection System is also included in the car whereby the system looks out for the driver and occupants in the vehicle while the Advanced Electronic Differential (XDS) provides added grip during fast cornering for a more exhilarating ride.
Connectivity and convenience
The Golf R-line features a 12.3 inch Active Info Display that is able to display information such as Navigation map, Infotainment system, Driving data and Telephone displays – all while keeping their usual gauges clearly visible. The centre console features an 8 inch screen with composition media and App-Connect that supports Android Auto, Apple Carplay and MirrorLink. Other features such as LEd headlights (with Dynamic Cornering Lights). dual-zone climate control, rear view reverse camera, KESSY (Keyless Entry and Push Button Start system), electronic parking brake and Driving Mode Selections with 4 different modes which are Eco, Normal, Sport, Individual.
Choices of colours
The Golf R-Line comes with 6 colours such as Tumeric Yellow, Atlantic Blue, Pure White, Deep Black, White Silver and Indium Grey.
The full Golf family which includes the Polo, Vento, Passat, Tiguan, and Beetle will be showcased at the Malaysia Autoshow 2018. Most of the models will be available for test drive. There will also be new and pre-owned Volkswagen models up for exclusive promotions and deals. Visitors can also receive customized gifts and goodies from Volkswagen. The Malaysia Autoshow 2018 runs form the 26th to 29th April at MAEPS, Serdang.