Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched two special edition models, the Jetta ALLSTAR and the 60th Merdeka Edition Beetle at the Setia City Convention Centre to celebrate the 60th year of Malaysia’s independence. Here to launch the two new models was Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM.
“Volkswagen cars are better experienced than explained, and with all the test drive activities, amazing offers and plenty of family fun, the Volkswagen Fest is one of the best platforms we can provide for members of the public to be able to enjoy this. What more, the Volkswagen Fest is where the general public is able to view the Jetta ALLSTAR and the 60th Merdeka Edition Beetle for the first time,” said Erik Winter.
The Jetta ALLSTAR is the latest ALLSTAR edition to be launched by VPCM following the Polo and Vento ALLSTAR. The new special edition Jetta comes with RM3,000 worth of exclusive accessories such as aluminium sports pedals, rear trunk spoiler, ‘ALLSTAR’ scuff plates, emblems and carpet mats. Priced from RM109,990, four colours are available for customers – Candy White, Platinum Grey, Reflex Silver and Deep Black.
In terms of other specifications, it sports the standard 1.4L TSI single-turbocharged engine (105PS & 250Nm) with an improved 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG). The Jetta achieves the century sprint in 8.6 seconds and has great fuel consumption at 5.0l/100km.
The 60th Merdeka Edition Beetle
As Malaysians celebrate the nation’s 60th independence in the month of August, VPCM is introducing the limited edition 60th Merdeka Edition Beetle. Currently, there are only 16 units available for this special edition Beetle. Similar to the iconic Herbie Beetle, the Merdeka Beetle is decked in livery, with the number “60” splashed on its hood and sides.
What do you get? You get a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, a 5.8″ Touchscreen ‘Composition Colour’ with USB, Bluetooth and 8 Speakers; and seat trim covers in ‘Pepita’ fabric. Powering the car is a standard 1.2l turbocharged TSI engine with an output of 105PS – and together with a 7-speed automatic transmission DSG powering a maximum torque of 175Nm. VPCM has priced the special edition bug at RM136,888. The Merdeka Beetle is offered in Pure White and White Silver. All 16 units come with a five-year warranty, 60-months road tax, a and a limited edition Beetle suitcase.