SOCAR has just partnered with Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) in providing Volkswagen Polo(s) to SOCAR users.“The Volkswagen Polo was a natural choice for SOCAR’s fleet expansion,” adds Foong, “because it is the perfect city car, offering an assuredly safe, yet fun quality drive. It is also one of the world’s most widely produced car models.” He also says that the current demographic of SOCAR users in Malaysia are in their mid-30s, who want to try new car models or are households that need to use a second or third car from time to time.
“We are pleased to collaborate with SOCAR. Through this partnership, we are able to offer the members of the public easy access to Volkswagen cars and have them enjoy its German engineered capabilities. The Polo is perfect for city driving, though it may be small in stature it offers a dynamic drive without compromising on safety and comfort,” says Erik Winter, Managing Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM).
The Volkswagen Polo comes with a 1.6-litre 105PS petrol injection 16-Valve Multi Point Injection (MPI) engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic. Torque is rated at 153 NM at 3,800 RPM. The Volkswagen Polo has a fuel consumption of just 6.3L/100KM. The first batch of 21 Volkswagen Polo(s) have been delivered to SOCAR with the remaining 29 due by mid May.
SOCAR Malaysia is a car-sharing startup that aims to change the landscape of Malaysian transportation by bringing in a new era of multiflex mobility. Prior to launching in Malaysia, SOCAR Korea has brought car-sharing to millions of South Koreans and grown its fleet to almost 9000 cars. SOCAR Malaysia is the company’s first overseas expansion and aims to give people the convenience of driving a car without the commitment of owning one.
With its mobile application, SOCAR will make car-sharing convenient for everyone by allowing members to book and unlock cars on its platform with just a few taps. All cars on the SOCAR platform are keyless and prices are inclusive of petrol and insurance. By the end of 2018, the company aims to grow their fleet to over a 1,000 cars and bring the convenience and joy of car-sharing to hundreds of thousands of members across Malaysia.
For more information, please visit http://www.socar.my