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Volkswagen powers Le Tour de Langkawi with 190 Passats

Kon February 26, 2016 16:30

Malaysia’s premier cycling event, the 2016 Le Tour de Langkawi, flagged off earlier this week on 24 February and will be ongoing until 2 March 2016.

Supporting the event as official car sponsor is none other than Volkswagen Group Malaysia, which has supplied some 190 units of the Passat to be used throughout the race by riders, safety marshalls, and police officers.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Mr Armin Keller, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Malaysia said that “Volkswagen Malaysia is honoured to be a part of this year’s Tour De Langkawi 2016 – one of Malaysia’s prestigious sporting event. We are also very pleased that our locally-assembled Volkswagen Passat which comes packed with world-class safety features will play a vital role in keeping the event, delegates and officials as well as the riders safe while on the race.”

An annual fixture in the Malaysian sporting calendar since 1996, the Le Tour de Langkawi features 10 stages over the course of 10 days. The route changes each year, but always includes a climb up Genting Highlands as the toughest leg of the tour – the task of powering up the steep slopes will eminently suit the Passat’s turbocharged 1.8-litre TSI engine.

To find out more on the Passat, read our review published earlier this week. If you're interested, shop for new and used units of the Passat here in Carlist.my.

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Prefering his cars to come with four disc brakes, independent rear suspension, and manual transmission, Kon prioritizes mechanical sophistication over outward appeal. Admires cars built to exceed the sum of their parts and appreciates vehicles engineered with integrity.


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