Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has opened its order books for the incoming Volkswagen Jetta.
Slated for launch later this month, the Jetta will be made available in three model variants – Trendline, Comfortline and Highline, with an estimated price of between RM110,000 to RM130,000 sans insurance and registration fees.
Under the hood is a new 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged direct-injection engine that is mated with a 7-speed direct shift gearbox, delivering an output of 150PS and 250Nm of torque between 1,500 to 3,500rpm. The pre-facelift model's engine combined a supercharger and turbocharger, whereas the new unit will rely only on turbocharging alone, much like the VW Golf (Mk 7) 1.4 TSI.
The new Jetta has also been officially recognized as an Energy Efficient Vehicle (EEV) courtesy of its start/stop and regenerative braking functions.
The key safety features in the new Jetta include six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), and hill-hold control.
Volkswagen’s new Jetta will be made available in four colours - Candy White, Platinum Grey, Reflex Silver and Deep Black.