For the first time, the Golf is being assembled locally
Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has finally announced the price of the Mk8 Golf R-Line, which stands at RM169,990.
Some of you may remember that the car was already presented to us a few months ago with an estimated SST-free price of RM155,000, alongside the Mk8 Golf GTI and the Golf R.
Coming back to the Golf R-Line, the exterior features the C-signature front bumper which sits lower to the ground for a more responsive performance.
Optimal visibility is ensured with full LED headlights and taillights, and there is a narrow LED illumination strip that runs across the front of the vehicle that distinguishes itself.
Its sporty appearance is completed with 17” Valencia alloy wheels and a pair of chrome-effect trapezoid faux exhaust tailpipe.
Inside, the R-Line comes with front sport seats fitted in Sardegna fabric and Art Velours side bolsters for deluxe comfort, complete with the R-line logo embossed on the headrest.
There is also a 30-colour ambient lighting which can be linked to driving modes, or simply in accordance with moods and preferences.
There are five pre-set colour modes (Infinity, Eternity, Desire, Euphoria, Vitality), and individualised settings to choose from.
The air cond on the other hand can be adjusted the with the touch slider or simply through voice control.
There are two main modes for the air cond – the Smart Climate and Classic Climate, and each comes with various helpful functions.
The 3-zone Climatronic air cond is also equipped with Air Care to filter out pollen, spores, and particulates to keep the air clean.
Last but not least, boot space is rated at 381-litres with the rear seats up.
Another smart feature of the vehicle is that it gives quick entry access by automatically unlocking the doors when vehicle key is within the detection zone.
Under the hood of the Golf R-line lies a 1.4TSI turbocharged engine that is paired with 8-speed automatic shift by wire transmission, producing 150PS and 250Nm of torque.
Key safety features include ESC (Electronic Stability Control); Post Collision Braking System that prevents a second collision; Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) that improves traction and reduce understeer; six airbags for post-collision protection and more.
Available in five colours (Moonstone Grey, Metallic Kings Red, Atlantic Blue, Deep Black, Oryx White), the Golf R-Line is priced at RM169,990 (RRP), and comes with three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty, and five years roadside assistance.