Volkswagen’s 8G Passat gets Nip & Tuck: Elegance trim gets updated 2.0 TSI with 7-speed wet-cluth DSG, priced at RM187,990

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched of the new Passat 2.0TSI Elegance in Malaysia, four months after its German market launch in September. The new Passat features a complete redesign of the exterior and interior, improved connectivity and updated lighting signatures. The new Passat was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last year, and like its predecessors, quickly gained a strong fanbase in the family/executive model segment, thanks to its refined, elegant lines and unbeatable functionality.

A benchmark within its class, the new Passat boasts an updated 2.0TSI engine and is the first front-wheel drive Volkswagen model in Malaysia to come with a new 7-speed wet clutch direct-shifgt gearbox (DSG). Other new highlights include new front and rear lights and a completely updated infotainment system complete with wireless App-Connect.

Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM said that the Passat is an icon in its own right, and a staple choice for executives around the world. “With more than 30 million units sold to-date, it ranks second next to the iconic Golf as one of Volkswagen’s most successful models.” “The new Passat features not only a technical update, but a complete redesign of the exterior and interior, improved connectivity and updated lighting signatures. These advanced enhancements are executed, without any compromise on performance. This is what we believe today’s discerning customers are looking for,” he added.

Currently in its eight generation, the Passat was first introduced in Malaysia in 2006. Local assembly began in 2011 at Pekan, made possible through a collaboration between Volkswagen AG and DRB-Hicom. Today, the Passat is one of Volkswagen’s most successful models.

The new Passat Elegance is priced at RM187,990 (OTR inclusive of taxes and fees but before insurance) and for a limited time only, is offered with a free 1-year insurance. The first 50 owners of the new Passat Elegance will also receive a complimentary pair of TVR (Total Vintage Revival) sunglasses worth RM1,890 each.

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