January 10, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia, the official distributor for Volkswagen vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the new Passat 2.0TSI Elegance, four months after its German market launch in September.
The new Passat which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last year, features a complete redesigned exterior and interior, improved connectivity and updated lighting signatures.
“With more than 30 million units sold to-date, it ranks second next to the iconic Golf as one of Volkswagen’s most successful models,” said its managing director Erik Winter in a statement.
Powering the Passat is the 2.0-litre TSI engine mated to a new 7-speed wet clutch dual-speed automatic transmission, making it the first front-wheel drive Volkswagen model in Malaysia to come with this transmission. The mill is able to generate 187 hp and 320 Nm of torque and it has a fuel consumption rating of approximately 6.5l/100 km, based on real-lifedriving data as defined by the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle
Currently in the eighth generation, the locally assembled new Passat Elegance is equipped with redesigned headlamps and taillights, updated 9.2-inch infotainment system complete with wireless App-Connect and gesture control, 11.7-inch digital cockpit, infotainment system, 18-inch ‘Liverpool’ wheels, full LED headlamps, sequential turn signal three-wing design taillights, 30-colour ambient lighting, multi-function leather steering, 12-way powered driver seat, 3-zone climatronic air-conditioning system, powered-operated rear sunshades, and it has a 586-litres of bootspace.
Some of the safety aspects include side assist with rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring system, tyre pressure monitoring system, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system, brake assist, intelligent crash response system, hill-hold control, automatic post-collision braking system, proactive passenger protection system and many more.
“The new Passat features not only a technical update, but a complete redesign of the exterior and interior, improved connectivity and updated lighting signatures. These advanced enhancements are executed, without any compromise on performance. This is what we believe today’s discerning customers are looking for,” said Winter.
With six colours and two finishes to choose from – Aquamarine Blue, Manganese Grey, Reflex Silver, Tamarind Brown, Deep Black (pearl-effect) and Oryx White (pearl-effect). Pearl-effect colours are available without any additional surcharge to the overall price of the new Passat.
The new Passat Elegance is priced at RM187,990 without insurance and registration. Fora limited time only, it is offered with free 1-year insurance. On top of that, the first 50 owners of the new Passat Elegance will receive a complimentary pair of TVR (Totall Vintage Revival) sunglasses worth RM1,890.