Volkswagen Group Malaysia has announced its participation as the official car sponsor at this year’s Le Tour De Langkawi Malaysia 2016 which will be held from 24 February till 2 March 2016.
The company will be sponsoring a total of 190 units of the Passat which will be used throughout the race by riders, safety marshals and the police.
CKD and locally assembled, the Passat comes equipped with a 1.8-litre TSi 160PS turbocharged direct petrol injection 4-cylinder engine and produces maximum torque of 250Nm – making it amongst the most powerful car available in its segment. The Passat also have frugal fuel consumptions of 7.0 litres/100km allowing drivers an estimated distance of 14.3 km per litre.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Mr Armin Keller, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Malaysia said, “Volkswagen Malaysia is honored 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.”
The Tour de Langkawi is a multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in the month of February in Malaysia. This race has been annually held since 1996 and features 10 stages over the course of 10 days. In order to invite variety the routes change each year, but the Genting Highlands climb is always included for being the toughest in the tour. There are other contests held within the tour, such as classification points for sprinters, individual points, as well as team classification points for the competing Asian teams.