Thursday, 3 April 2008

VW Jetta TSI and Golf GT coming soon to Malaysia: both twin charged?

A reliable VW point-of-sales source has revealed that the lacklustre selling VW Jetta range will receive a boost in the form of 1.4TSI engine (twin charge), expected to be in showroom next month at VW dealers nationwide. Price is estimated to be RM148,800(excluding insurance).
If truly twin charged, this Jetta TSI will have output figures of 170hp with a max torque of 240Nm! VW's famed - and much-copied - DSG tranny is reportedly standard with the Jetta TSI.
In this form, the Golf-based saloon can do the century sprint in 8.1secs, on the way to a top whack of 219km/h.

On a related note, the new Golf GT TSI (twin charged) is expected in showrooms sometime this October 2008.
Indicative pricing of the new Golf GT 1.4TSI is circa RM170k. It will be a 5-door hatchback Golf GT, unlike the pics (3-door hatch) you see below:

Monster lurking here despite its dimunitive cubic capacity.

Exciting times indeed from VW Group Malaysia (VGM) for 2008 with further plans to launch the Tiguan SUV as well as VW Passat 1.8 TFSI.

Note: VW Polo GTI was launched today to the Malaysian media. Priced at RM139,960 (without insurance) the turbocharged 1.8L (20V) Polo GTI has 150hp and 220Nm driving the front wheels via a 5-speed manual 'box. Claimed performance figures are 8.2secs from standstill to 100km/h while top speed is 215km/h.

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