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VPCM: 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Under Consideration For Police Car Duties

Hans September 27, 2016 09:35

The new 2016 Volkswsagen Jetta is under consideration by the Royal Malaysian Police (Polis DiRaja Malaysia, PDRM) for use as patrol cars, says Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia.

At yesterday’s launch of the new 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, which now comes with a new turbocharger-only 150 PS/250 Nm 1.4-litre TSI engine from the Golf Mk7, several representatives of PDRM were seen among the invited guests.

When asked about the matter, Roland Ooi, Brand Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) revealed that the Jetta is being considered by PDRM for use as a police car, adding that the Jetta’s good performance, safety and comfort makes it an ideal candidate to contribute to the work of the local police force. At this point of time, no decision has been made yet.

VPCM is the new distributor of Volkswagen vehicles in Malaysia that’s managed by Porsche Holding Salzburg – Europe’s largest automotive retailer and not to be confused with Porsche AG, which manufactures Porsche vehicles. Since September 2016, VPCM has taken over distribution rights of Volkswagen vehicles from Volkswagen Group Malaysia, which now focuses solely in the vehicle assembly business in Pekan, Pahang.

To find out more about the new 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, go here.

About Hans

As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.


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