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Volkswagen launches Golf 1.4 TSI, Scirocco 1.4 TSI and Polo 1.2 TSI in Malaysia

Before I present this article to you, let me comment about these 3 Benchmark setting new models by Volkswagen. First, the Golf 1.4TSI, The number of Airbags (7 in total) alone already makes the Camry and Accord looks cheapskate. Despite being a 1.4, this baby comes with Turbocharged AND Supercharged (TWINCHARGED), and produces Horsepower and torque Better than Camry 2.4 and more torque than Accord 2.4. From RM148,888, the Golf 1.4TSI is an EXCELLENT BUY. Just look at the kit/toy counts... You'll be amazed.

Next, the Volkswagon Polo 1.2TSI. This is the CHEAPEST Turbocharged car you can buy at the moment (taking over the HONOUR from Peugeot 308 Turbo) at RM108,888. SAME PRICE AS THE "less gadgets" HONDA JAZZ 1.5. This Cili padi sets the benchmark in Safety with ABS+EBD+TCS and has 6 Airbags in total, again making Accord, Sonata AND Camry which were 2 class above looks cheapskate. Despite being a 1.2cc (LOW LOW Roadtax), this baby produces 105PS (77kW) and 175 Nm of torque. THIS IS a figure normally found in 1.6L cars!

Besides, this car also comes with 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG) too. In performance department, the car clock 9.7 seconds from 0-100km/h and a top speed of 190km/h. This tiny hatch's fitted with 15-inch wheels with 195/55 R15 tyres.

Overall, THESE CARS' HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY MY HEART. BUT and a BIG BUT, my Head told me to wait for 5 years and get 2nd hand ones (I'm after the Golf 1.4TSI) for RM90,000 estimate.

WIthout further ado, let's proceed to this well written article:

Volkswagen launches Golf 1.4 TSI, Scirocco 1.4 TSI and Polo 1.2 TSI in Malaysia

The long-awaited standard model of Golf, Scirocco and Polo have just make available by Volkswagen Group Malaysia. The Golf and Scirocco are fitted with the award-winning 1.4 TSI 4-cylinder direct injection twin-charged engine, while the new Polo is fitted with the 1.2 TSI 4-cylinder direct injection turbo-charged engine.

The Golf and Scirocco 1.4 TSI…

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The 1.4 TSI direct-injection twin-charger engine mated 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG) are fitted to Golf and Scirocco, the engine produces with 160PS (108kW) and 240Nm of torque. The Volkswagen’s flagship engine uses the combination of supercharger to boost the engine at low-rpm and the turbocharger works at the higher-rpm. Both cars manage to clock 8 seconds from 0-100km/h and an approximate top speed of 220km/h. Both car are fairly good performance as street cars.









Both younger siblings of the Golf GTI and Scirocco 2.0 TSI are fitted with 1-inch smaller wheels. The Golf 1.4 TSI fitted with 16-inch wheels with 205/55 R16 tyres, while the Scirocco 1.4 TSI fitted with 17-inch wheels with 225/45 R17 tyres.

Somehow, the 1.4 TSI models have slightly less feature comparing to the 2.0 TSI or the GTI models. We will cover this in coming in-depth review!

Price factors for Golf & Scirocco:-

Golf 1.4 TSI – RM 155,888.00* in Peninsular Malaysia (with Light & Sound Package) ; Without Light & Sound Package at the price of RM 148,888.00*.

Scirocco 1.4 TSI – RM 188,888.00* in Peninsular Malaysia

The Light & Sound Package for the Golf 1.4 TSI is basically come with Bi-xenon headlights for high and
low beam with integrated turn signal indicator that similar with the GTI, front fog light, headlight cleaning system and MEDIA-IN USB/iPod media interface.

If you love the Golf or the Scirocco appearance and you don’t fancy about the little more powerful engine. You got to trust me, the 1.4 TSI model is ideal! Both car support minimum RON 95 Unleaded Fuel. The fuel consumption for the Golf at Urban drive only 7.5 litres per 100 km^ , but the Scirocco is a little higher at 8.0 litres per 100 km^.

The Polo 1.2 TSI…

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Moving over to the smaller passenger car – Polo 1.2 TSI, I think the new Polo looks much better and stunning compare to the outgoing model. The front fa├žade shares the similar outlook like Golf, Scirocco and other VW new line-up.

This 4 door hatchback fitted with 1.2 TSI direct-injection turbo-charged engine that churn-out 105PS (77kW) and 175 Nm of torque. Besides, this car also comes with 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG) too. Over on performance wise, the car clock 9.7 seconds from 0-100km/h and a top speed of 190km/h. This tiny hatch fitted with 15-inch wheels with 195/55 R15 tyres.

I would say this Polo is something sexy and zippy like the Honda Jazz. The price is reasonable par with the Honda Jazz. You can get yourself a German 4-door hatchback at only RM 108,888.00* in Peninsular Malaysia. This car is also compatible with RON95 Unleaded Fuel and the fuel consumption only 7.0 litres per 100km^ at Urban drive condition.

Anyway, stay with us and we will keep you posted with the in-depth review and photos of the 3 new Volkswagen models.

* Price excluding registration and inspection fees, road tax, number plate and insurance.
^ Average Fuel Consumption based on specification provided


End of article. That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.

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