New Beetle edition, Vento ALLSTAR and GT variants to grace Volkswagen’s lineup

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First from of the ALLSTAR range was the Polo, and there’s newcomers to the list. Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today unveiled an array of exciting models – the Vento ALLSTAR, the newest edition of the Beetle, and the Vento GT to the Malaysian market.

Managing Director of VPCM, Erik Winter said that the new offerings are targeted to those wanting to stand out from the crowd. “We not only want to make our cars more accessible to Malaysians, but we also want to give them more options with value added benefits, whilst ensuring that the cars they drive are instant head-turners. With the new Beetle, the ALLSTAR series and the Vento GT, our customers now have an even wider array of products from Volkswagen in time for the upcoming Raya festivities,” he said.

Leading the pack is the latest edition of Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle. The new Beetle is available in a variety of exciting colours – Pure White, Tornado Red, Blue Silk, Dark Bronze, Habanero Orange and White Silver. Updates in the new Beetle include a 2-zone Climatronic air-conditioning system, composition media with touch screen display with App-Connect, leather trim “Vienna” seats with front seat lumbar support, bi-xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights – all priced from RM136,888. The new Beetle, and the special edition models are currently on display at MidValley Megamall from 24 to 28 May 2017.

Powered by a 1.2l turbocharged TSI engine with an output of 105PS and a 7-speed automatic transmission DSG with a maximum torque of 175Nm ensures an exhilarating ride with every drive. Two variants are on offer, which are the Design and Sport.

The Vento ALLSTAR is the second ALLSTAR edition introduced by VPCM, with the first being the Polo ALLSTAR. Priced from RM78,888 it is available in Reflex Silver and Candy White – and the sedan comes with RM7,000 worth of exclusive accessories such as leather seats, aluminium sports pedals, rear spoiler, black door strips and trunk garnish, ‘ALLSTAR’ scuff plates, emblems and carpet mats.

A 1.6L MPI engine, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox and Tiptronic function, provides the Vento ALLSTAR with an output of 105PS, maximum torque of 153Nm and fuel consumption of 6.5l per 100km.

As an added bonus, the Vento ALLSTAR is equipped with the new MY VW Drive App, which provides added convenience at the driver’s fingertips. With numerous functions that include driving style and fuel consumption tracking, the app enhances the drive with smart capabilities that keep the driver safe and in control, and provides insights on the car’s condition and performance. Additionally, users will also be able to easily obtain immediate help from Mondial Roadside Assistance in the case of an emergency.

The rugged Vento GT, priced from RM89,888 and comes with a total of RM9,000 worth of exclusive accessories such as a “Satin” black roof and exterior mirror wraps, black door strips, leather seats, aluminium sports pedals, GT Aerokit, ‘GT’ scuff plates, emblems and carpet mats. Two colour options are available – also in Reflex Silver and Candy White.

The Vento GT is powered with the award-winning 1.2 litre turbocharged direct injection TSI engine with an output of 105PS. Paired with the 7-speed automatic transmission DSG with a maximum torque of 175Nm, the Vento is the sedan with the highest torque in its class. With its superior driveability and performance, and remarkable fuel consumption at 5.5l per 100km, the Vento 1.2l was awarded the Compact Car of the Year at the 2016 Malaysia Car of the Year event.

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