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  • 2018 Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival season finale in Technology Park Malaysia – Day One of Vios Challenge

    So it has finally come to the very last race of the inaugural Toyota Vios Challenge. Held within the confines of Technology Park Malaysia in Bukit Jalil, the first day of the one-make race – part of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival – kicked off in high fashion and was full of some serious competitive driving.

    Visitors of the “carnival” were first treated to a tyre-shredding “Toyo Drift” show orchestrated by Japanese World Champion drifters Masato Kawabata and Hideyuki Fujino. The pair’s weapon of choice in the thrilling exhibition is a highly modified, wide-bodied Toyota 86. The duo also closed the track event later in the day.

    As per previous legs, the Sporting Class category got the show going by opening the qualifying session of Round Four of the Vios Challenge. All 16 drivers in this category were spared from drama in the 40-minute affair, but each brought their A-game to the fore and put together a considerably entertaining episode of motor racing.

    Cars 22, 86 and 13 formed a brigade of three right off the bat and stuck closely together for the better part of the entire 1.7-km makeshift track. They – Brendan Anthony of Dream Chaser (22), Brendon Lim of Tedco Racing (86) and Patrick Tam of Team Nanoplus (13) – went on to secure the top three spots with a time of 1:17.910, 1:18.107 and 1:18.355 respectively. They were the only drivers in the category to clock an average speed of over 79 km/h.

    Next up, everyone’s favourite category – the Promotional Class. While also lacking in drama, the celebrity-packed category showed just as much enthusiasm, with all nine drivers besting their times set during the official practice run yesterday.

    Shawn Lee in Car 6 and Shukri Yahaya in Car 24 were the hot favourites. Shawn set the fastest time after just 16 laps and promptly cut short his qualifying session on the basis of keeping his Vios 1.5 mechanically sound. However, Shukri stayed on for six more laps and pulled a huge shocker by beating Shawn with a time of 1:18.268. Shawn settled for second with a time of 1:18.708 (+0.440).

    More surprisingly was Diana Danielle who, with a time of 1:19.867, snagged third place from Danny Koo and Fattah Amin. According to Diana, she was more inspired this time because of the presence of her husband and children. Geraldine Gan will start at the back of the grid tomorrow after she lost control and collided into a wall on the ninth lap.

    In the Super Sporting category, Tengku Djan’s fastest time (set after just two hot laps) earned him a spot in the middle of the starting grid. The Prince of Drift’s time of 1:17.316 puts him in seventh place. The quickest driver of the day is none other than William Ho who once again showed dominance after taking chequered flag in Johor two months ago. William (Car 39) blazed through the track with a time of 1:16.115.

    Kenny Lee in Car 38 was just as rapid, setting a time of 1:16.351. He will start behind William tomorrow. Safiq Ali of M7 Racing Team (Car 7), who was second runner-up in Round Three of the Vios Challenge, will start in sixth position after clocking 1:17.039.

    For those who missed the event today, be sure to swing by Technology Park Malaysia (next to Astro MEASAT) to catch all the action tomorrow on race day. There will be two heats which starts in the afternoon.

    The Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival hosts a number of fun and activities – you can get up close and personal with the new C-HR and Avanza X, or experience first hand the heart-tugging obstacle course in a Fortuner. Better yet, you get to meet and take “selfies” with your favourite celebrities! Follow us on Instagram to catch live updates of the event – it starts from 9am to 6.30pm.

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  • 2018 Toyota Gazoo Racing Festival season finale happening this weekend at Technology Park Malaysia

    The final round of the inaugural Toyota Vios Challenge is finally upon us, and is set to take place this weekend (March 24-25, 2018) during the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Racing Festival at Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur. Previous rounds for the one-make race series were held in Batu Kawan Stadium, Penang, Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS), Selangor and Medini City in Iskandar Puteri, Johor

    “I believe that the Vios Challenge has successfully made motorsports more accessible to Malaysian fans and judging from the enthusiastic crowds who have come to the events and the great vibes they share, one-make racing remains a positive platform for us to continue developing and appealing as a wholesome and exciting family activity,” said Ravindran Kurusam, president of UMW Toyota Motor.

    The season finale will see the first winners of the Vios Challenge in their respective classes, which include Promotional, Sporting and Super Sporting. With local celebrities such as Fattah Amin, Shukri Yahaya, Diana Danielle, Janna Nick, Geraldine Gan, Danny Koo, Venice Min and Shawn Lee, the Promotional class has proved to be a popular among the public.

    Before any racing starts, visitors will be given access to the track, which will be open for an hour on both Saturday and Sunday mornings for fun runs and rides. These sessions will see approximately 700 registered participants have the chance to experience running and cycling on the race track as part of Toyota’s effort to promote a healthy lifestyle.

    Aside from the action (and exercise) on track, visitors will also be able to get up close with a range of Toyota models, including the latest Hilux L-Edition, Sienta, C-HR, Innova X, Avanza X and many others. There will also be an obstacle course for the public to experience the capabilities of the Hilux and Fortuner.

    For an even more extreme demonstration of what a Toyota can do, there will be an exhibition drift show by Japanese World Champion drifters Masato Kawabata and Hideyuki Fujino. The duo will pilot a pair of modified, high-powered 86 cars with Toyo Tires as they showcase precise car control.

    Away from things with engines, fans of the TV series My Coffee Prince will get to interact with Syafiq Ahmad and Faez Azemi, who will be joined by Fattah Amin, Janna Nick and Diana Danielle on stage. For the younger ones, they can look forward to appearances by Didi and Friends mascots as well as Pak Atan.

    Lest we forget, 18 food and drink vendors selected from the top food trucks and stalls in the city will be present to ensure you are well fed. If any of the above interests you, the TGR Racing Festival season finale is where you’ll want to be this weekend from 9am to 6.30pm – entrance is free.

  • Carmakers not ready for eCall system’s July 2019 implementation deadline, prices might go up – MAA

    Carmakers in Malaysia are not ready for the July 2019 implementation deadline for the eCall emergency response system proposed by the government. This was said by Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) president Datuk Aishah Ahmad at the auto manufacturer and distributor group’s annual general meeting in Sunway today.

    According to Aishah, the government is pushing for July 1, 2019 as the deadline for implementation for the eCall emergency call system in cars, where the system will automatically send an SOS signal to MERS 999 (Malaysian Emergency Response Services), which will forward the call to relevant emergency agencies in the event of an accident.

    Incorporating a new feature in cars isn’t as simple as just “plug and play”, more so when the system isn’t developed by themselves, the reasoning goes, and carmakers need three years lead time to work on this, Aishah said. “Our request was not heard… we hope they hear us,” she added. The auto club head did not explicitly say it, but one gets the feeling that eCall is being forced on the carmakers by the government without much consultation.

    Aishah said that new models that MAA members have planned to introduce in Malaysia might be affected by this eCall development, and there is also the possibility of higher car prices if the system is made mandatory.

    In January, the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) and Telekom Malaysia (TM) signed a memorandum of cooperation on the implementation of the eCall system. It was reported by The Star that the emergency response system will go on trial ahead of it being a mandatory feature for new vehicles in the future. No date was mentioned then.

    Transport minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai revealed that Miros was in discussions with car manufacturers on the implementation of the system. “With this automatic alert system, it will ensure the ambulance can reach the accident site as soon as possible. The first 10 to 15 minutes is dubbed the ‘golden time’, and if assistance can reach the victim in time, we can save more lives,” he said, adding that the safety feature will not come as an added cost to consumers.

    It is said that data generated from the eCall system will be used by Miros for research and analysis. Malaysia is high up the charts in road accident deaths, and the government is targeting a 50% reduction in fatalities by 2020.

    From the government’s point of view, carmakers should embrace eCall. “The response from car manufacturers has been very good. After all, if carmakers equip their cars with this feature, it will enhance the car’s safety aspects and becomes an added value, which in turn will help their sales,” Liow reasoned.

    Centralised emergency SOS systems aren’t very common globally. Russia has one in place, and even the European Union is only now making it mandatory – from April 2018, all new cars in the continent must have an eCall system that will automatically dial 112 – Europe’s single emergency number – in the event of an accident.

  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback – US-spec Auris unveiled

    Early March saw the unveiling of the new third-generation Toyota Auris, and now it’s the turn of its American twin, the Corolla Hatchback, to take to the spotlight. The new five-door, which will debut at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) and replace the Corolla iM, will come with a different engine and transmission options compared to its European sibling.

    As with the Auris, the Corolla Hatchback rides on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). It measures 40 mm longer than before at 4,370 mm, with all of it going to the 2,640 mm wheelbase; the front overhang is also 20 mm shorter. The car is also 30 mm wider (1,790 mm) and 25 mm lower (1,450 mm), while the cowl is now a massive 47 mm lower, resulting in a lower bonnet, a sleeker shape and better outward visibility.

    The Auris’ extroverted exterior design, a development of the company’s Keen Look and Under Priority design language, has been left intact. The front end features a narrow upper grille flanked by J-shaped full-LED headlights that wrap deep into the front fenders. They are underscored by the massive trapezoidal lower grille that projects further out from the curved edge of the flatter clamshell bonnet.

    Along the side, the beltline kinks upwards towards the rear for a more dynamic look. The rear is more rounded and has a more compact look, thanks to the faster rear windscreen rake and prominent haunches above the rear wheel arches, while the light guides of the full-LED tail lights emphasise the car’s extra width. The tailgate is made from Toyota Super Olefin Polymer (TSOP) and ABS plastic to reduce weight.

    Buyers can choose from seven colours, including the new Rival Blue as well as Blizzard Pearl, Silver Metallic, Midnight Black, Galactic Aqua Mica, Scarlet, and Oxide Bronze. Unlike the Auris, the Corolla Hatchback is not available in a two-tone paint scheme.

    We get our first look of the car’s interior here – similar to the C-HR crossover, the Corolla Hatchback’s dashboard has a layered design with a floating infotainment system, and Toyota claims that the lower profile of the upper dashboard and the wider centre console provides an open, harmonious feel.

    Matte silver and piano black accents, coupled with optional contrast stitching, add a premium look and feel, while more uniform materials and the removal of unnecessary switchgear lettering contribute to a cleaner design. Toyota has also expended effort to improve tactility and minimise panel gaps.

    The centre console has been made longer to better accommodate a wider variety of physiques, and comes complete with a centre tray available with Qi wireless charging. The front hip point has also been lowered and the cushioning of the seats revised, providing a more natural posture and a better driving position together with the steering wheel, gearlever and pedals.

    Standard equipment is vast, with the base SE model coming with 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, single-zone automatic climate control, paddle shifters, an electronic parking brake and two front USB outlets. Move up to the top XSE and you get a chrome front grille, LED fog lights and 18-inch alloys.

    Also thrown in are dual-zone climate control, leather-and-fabric upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dash and door stitching and a seven-inch multi-info display. The XSE CVT model comes with adaptive headlights as well.

    For infotainment, the Entire 3.0 Audio system comes as standard with an eight-inch touchscreen, Entire 3.0 App Suite Connect, Safety Connect, WiFi, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa personal assistant integration and six speakers. The XSE gets the Audio Plus system with HD Radio, weather and traffic information, SiriusXM, Entune 3.0 Connected Services, Service Connect and Remote Connect.

    The range-topping Audio Premium system is optional on the XSE CVT, and that bundles in all the aforementioned features together with dynamic navigation and POI search, Destination Assist Connect, dynamic voice recognition and an eight-speaker, 800-watt JBL sound system with Clari-Fi.

    Whereas the Auris is offered with either a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine or a 1.8 litre or 2.0 litre hybrid, the Corolla Hatchback will be available with just one engine at launch – the new M20A-FKS 2.0 litre Dynamic Force naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol. Physically lighter and smaller than the previous 1.8 litre engine, it comes with D-4S direct injection and VVT-iE electric variable valve timing.

    The new engine is quieter, cleaner, more powerful and more fuel efficient than before, although Toyota has yet to release output figures or any other numbers at this moment. Transmissions include a new Direct Shift CVT – with a launch gear for better low-speed efficiency and a wider ratio spread – as well as a six-speed Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) with automatic rev-matching.

    Under the skin, the Corolla Hatchback’s compact TNGA C platform employs a mix of adhesives, spot welding and additional bracing for improved controllability. An extensive use of aluminium and high- and ultra-high-tensile steel also ensures a low weight while also bumping up torsional rigidity by a whole 60%, benefiting both fuel efficiency and on-road feel.

    The front MacPherson strut suspension has revised geometry and other key changes such as new spring and damper rates and reduced friction in sliding parts, providing a high quality of ride, handling stability and steering feel. At the rear of the car, the multi-link suspension gets updated spring and dampers and modified geometry. All these changes result in 40% lower friction and a 20 mm lower centre of gravity.

    Refinement is another area that has been given a once over, with revised drivetrain efficiencies and increased use of sound insulation, sealants, foams resonator ribs and silencers reducing powertrain drone and road noise. Additional seals in the body panel gaps provide additional noise insulation and enhance air sealing performance, while aero fins in the tail lights reduce wind noise.

    Last but not least, safety. The Corolla Hatchback comes as standard with the second-generation Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) system, incorporating Pre-Collision System autonomous braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, full-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with steering assist, Automatic High Beam (AHB) and the new Lane Tracing Assist (LTA). There’s also a standard reverse camera, while Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) is fitted on the XSE variant.

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  • New Mazda 3 gets a digital display instrument cluster

    The third-generation Mazda 3 has been around since 2013, and was given a facelift back in July 2016. A next-generation model is to be expected, and we now have some preliminary details thanks to PCAuto.

    Photos of the new Mazda 3’s instrument cluster were uploaded by the Chinese publication, and it shows a fully digital display. According to the source, the display is configurable, with two display modes for drivers to choose from.

    The first features a large central dial with the tachometer and speedometer, flanked by smaller dials. A more minimalist setup shows two dials with the engine revs and vehicle speed displayed in separate circles.

    Besides the fancy instrument cluster, the instrument panel surround, steering wheel, buttons and stalks all appear to be lifted from the current car. Just how much the rest of the cabin will be changed remains to be seen.

    Along with an evolved Kodo design language (previewed by the Kai Concept), the next Mazda 3 will also debut the carmaker’s SkyActiv-X engine, which is set to become the world’s first commercial petrol engine to use compression ignition. It will also be underpinned by the new SkyActiv-Vehicle Architecture. Barring any additional details, what do you think of the interior upgrade for the Mazda 3?

    GALLERY: Mazda Kai Concept

  • SPIED: 992 Porsche 911 GT3 hiding in Turbo clothes

    Once again, a 992-generation Porsche 911 test mule has been spotted out in the wild, and this time our spy photographers indicate that it could be the next-generation GT3 hiding beneath what we can determine thus far to be the Turbo body, equipped with the side scoops ahead of the rear wheels.

    Compared between prototypes, the GT3 mule here differs from the 992 Turbo mule seen earlier, where the latter was spotted wearing quad trapezoidal tailpipes as opposed to the one-a-side items here that are much larger in diameter. Further visual cues include the centre-locking wheels, which are standard on the GT3 but optional on the Turbo; the 992 Turbo prototype was seen testing with five-lug wheels.

    The test mule here would likely be powered by turbocharged engine, according to our spy photographers, and the bodywork appears to be in line with that observation as the separate, twin exhaust outlets on this car are akin to those on the GT2 RS rather than the centrally-mounted exhausts on the GT3 and GT3 RS.

    A later test mule should include the GT3 hallmarks of a more prominent front bumper and larger rear wing for model-specific aerodynamics. A GT-class 911 should retain rear-wheel drive, and the now-commonplace rear-wheel steering should feature too.

    The move to turbocharging across the board has been confirmed by an earlier Autocar report, and the adoption of forced induction will bring the next-generation GT3’s output to beyond the 500 hp it produces in its current, naturally aspirated 4.0 litre flat-six guise.

    GALLERY: 992-generation Porsche 911 Turbo spyshots

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf R debuts in Malaysia – RM296k

    The fourth Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 variant making its debut in Malaysia is the Volkswagen Golf R. The model was introduced alongside the Golf GTI and Golf 1.4 TSI Sportline/R-Line versions.

    The refresh brings about styling revisions – at the front, the facelift gets a new bumper, a revised lower grille intake design (a rectangular pattern replaces the previous horizontal slats) and new Advanced Adaptive LED headlamps with dynamic light assist.

    The rework also introduces LED tail lights and a revised four-slat diffuser at the rear as well as 19-inch Pretoria Black alloys – and 235/35 profile tyres – for the local specification car.

    The model’s 2.0 litre TSI engine has 290 PS at 5,500 to 6,500 rpm and 380 Nm from 2,000 to 5,400 rpm for output numbers – the 290 PS power rating (instead of the 310 PS seen in other markets) follows the path taken with the pre-facelift, in which the mill is detuned for our market.

    The unit is paired with a seven-speed, wet dual-clutch DSG transmission, and power is applied to all four wheels via the automaker’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 5.1 seconds and an electronically-limited 250 km/h top speed.

    Inside, the car features Vienna R leather interior upholstery, an R sports steering wheel with paddle shifters, brushed stainless steel pedals and illuminated scuff plates.

    As standard, the Golf R facelift comes equipped with Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC), an Air Care dual-zone climatronic system, a configurable 12.3-inch Active Info Display virtual instrument cluster and power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory (the front passenger seat is a manual adjustment unit).

    It also features a 9.2-inch touchscreen Discover Pro infotainment system with a gesture control function. Aside from an eight-speaker audio system, there’s a 10 GB jukebox on top of the usual connectivity features, which includes App-Connect, which offers smartphone screen mirroring functionality via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or MirrorLink. Other items include park distance control and a rear-view camera.

    Like the GTI, the R comes with front/rear fog lamps, driver profile selection, cruise control and automatic headlights/wipers and keyless access lock/start, among other things.

    Safety-wise, the car is equipped with seven airbags, ESC and a Proactive Occupant Protection System. Three colours are available for the Golf R, Lapiz Blue, Pure White and Deep Black.

    The facelifted Volkswagen Golf R is priced at RM295,990 (on-the-road without insurance), and is covered by a Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) package that includes a five-year factory warranty with five years of free roadside assistance and two years free service. Check out the full specifications of the Volkswagen Golf R facelift at

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI facelift launched – RM240k

    The third of the four Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 models introduced by Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is the facelifted Volkswagen Golf GTI. The car was introduced today along with the refreshed Golf R and Golf 1.4 TSI Sportline and R-Line models.

    The variant’s EA 288 2.0 litre TSI unit puts out 230 PS at 4,700 rpm to 6,200 rpm and 350 Nm from 1,500 to 4,600 rpm, a 10 PS increase from the Mk7 and identical to the pre-facelift with a Performance Pack added on.

    The mill continues to be mated to a six-speed, wet dual-clutch DSG transmission. Performance figures for the Golf GTI include a 0-100 km/h time of 6.4 seconds and a 248 km/h top speed.

    Exterior changes include a new front bumper and the inclusion of Advanced Adaptive LED headlamps – which replace the bi-xenons seen previously – with dynamic light assist and dynamic cornering lights, while the rear features full LED tail lights. The latter, being standard fit on all refreshed Golf models, also comes with a dynamic turn signal function.

    The local specification includes Vienna leather interior upholstery with red trimming and accents, 18-inch Milton Keynes alloy wheels and 225/40 series tyres, Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC), an Air Care dual-zone climatronic system and a 1,440 x 540 pixel 12.3-inch Active Info Display virtual instrument cluster, which is configurable and offers five different views.

    Other items on the list are front/rear fog lamps, keyless access start/lock, driver profile selection, cruise control and automatic headlights/wipers, along with dress up bits such as a GTI sports steering wheel with paddle-shifters, brushed stainless steel pedals, illuminated scuff plates and chrome exhaust tips.

    The GTI features an 8.0-inch Discover Media infotainment system with Bluetooth, SD card, USB and AUX-in connectivity and navigation. Park assist and a rear-view camera is also fitted, as is App-Connect, the latter offering smartphone screen mirroring functionality via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or MirrorLink.

    As it is with all the Golf models in the range, the GTI features seven airbags, ESC and the Proactive Occupant Protection System, which uses sensors to detect situations in which an accident is likely to occur and prepares the vehicle and its occupants for an impending collision.

    Five exterior colours are available for the Golf GTI, and these are Deep Black, Pure White, Iridium Grey, Tornado Red and Dark Iron Blue.

    The facelifted Volkswagen Golf GTI goes for RM239,990 (on-the-road without insurance) and is covered by a VPCM package that includes a five-year factory warranty with five years of free roadside assistance and two years free service. You can check out the full specifications of the Volkswagen Golf GTI at

  • Volkwagen Golf 1.4 TSI facelift introduced in Malaysia – Sportline and R-Line trims, RM156k to RM170k

    Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has officially introduced the new Volkswagen Golf Mk7 facelift in the country, and four variants (including the Golf GTI and Golf R) give the facelift its working debut here. Let’s start with the first, the Golf 1.4 TSI Sportline.

    The baseline model in the local line-up is equipped with a 1.4 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine offering 150 PS at 5,000 to 6,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 3,500 rpm.

    Motive power is transferred to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG transmission. Also present is the automaker’s XDS electronic differential lock. As for performance, the Golf 1.4 TSI has a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 8.2 seconds and a 216 km/h top speed.

    The facelift introduces a new front bumper with a wider radiator grille and new air ducts on the front apron. The Golf Sportline is equipped with halogen headlights (the R-Line features adaptive LED headlights), but LED daytime running lights and LED tail lamps (which are standard fit across the entire facelifted Golf range) are present, as is a new rear bumper.

    Standard equipment and features on the Sportline include Zoom fabric upholstery, 16-inch Hita alloy wheels, an Air Care dual-zone climatronic system, a Premium on-board computer multi-function display, front/rear fog lamps, automatic headlights and wipers and a start/stop system with regenerative braking.

    Also on, an 8.0-inch Composition Media, eight-speaker infotainment system with App-Connect, which offers smartphone screen mirroring functionality via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or MirrorLink, as well as an electromechanical parking brake with an Auto Hold function, tyre pressure loss indicator and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.

    The R-Line, meanwhile, adds on Vienna leather upholstery with integrated R-Line logos on the front seat backrests, the aforementioned adaptive LED headlights and a 12.3-inch Active Info Display virtual instrument cluster, which is configurable and offers five different views.

    It also comes with R-Line design elements such as dedicated front and rear bumpers and a sports rear diffuser with trapezoidal chrome exhaust trim. The Golf R-Line rides on 17-inch Singapore alloy wheels wrapped with 225/45 series tyres.

    Safety kit includes seven airbags, ESC and the Proactive Occupant Protection System, which made its debut in the latest Polo. The system uses sensors to detect situations in which an accident is likely to occur and prepares the vehicle and its occupants for an impending collision, for example by automatically tensioning the safety belts as well as closing the side windows and sliding sunroof.

    The facelifted Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Sportline is priced at RM159,990, while the 1.4 TSI R-Line will go for RM169,990 (both on-the-road without insurance). Like all Volkswagen models sold here, the Golf 1.4 TSI is covered by a VPCM package that includes a five-year factory warranty with five years of free roadside assistance as well as two years free service.

    Compare the specifications of the new Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Sportline and R-Line at

    GALLERY: 2018 Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Sportline


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