The recent 2018 Malaysian Autoshow saw the first public appearance in the country of the new VW Golf R-Line, unveiled by Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM). With the Golf R-Line VPCM has completed the new Golf family line-up in Malaysia.
Priced at RM166, 990 the new Golf R-Line is perfect for the urban warrior, its unmistakably bolder and sportier looks – made up of the proffered 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.
Underneath the new R-Line cosmetics it retains pretty much all the Golf running gear – 150ps 250Nm 1.4TSI turbocharged engine, 7-speed dry clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG), coupled to all of the renowned handling prowess of the ‘regular’ Golf, its superbly balanced chassis, litheness and everything in between – quite amazing traits for a production car.
A couple of other noteworthy bits on the new VW Golf R-Line are firstly its safety features both passive and active: 7 airbags, Maneuver Braking, Automatic Post Collision Brake System, Rest Assist, Proactive Occupant Protection System, Advanced Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) and so on.
Secondly its connectivity and convenience: 12.3” Active Info Display and 8” screen Composition Media with App-Connect (which runs systems such as MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple Carplay). Other convenient key 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.
The Golf R-Line is available in Tumeric Yellow, Atlantic Blue, Pure White, Deep Black, White Silver and Indium Grey. To test drive the new Golf range, please visit your nearest authorized Volkswagen dealership or visit www.volkswagen.com.my for more information.