Volkswagen Malaysia’s recently announced new Golf R-Line made its first public appearance at the 2018 Malaysia Autoshow, going on this weekend. The show runs from 26 – 29 April at MAEPS.

The VW Golf R-Line needs no introduction, and the compact sports car is known to be an the urban warrior. The Golf R-Line is priced at RM166,990. Instantly recognizable, the R-Line Golf is decked in the ‘R-Line’ styling package, of course, which includes the ‘R-Line’ front and rear bumper, rear spoiler, ‘R-Line’ badges on radiator grille and side panels, and 17-inch wheels. “Since the launch of the Golf family, we have received very positive response towards the variants – and now with today’s unveiling, the family is complete. The Golf is such an iconic model for Volkswagen, and has a strong following here and around the world, so it is no surprise that more than 34 million units have been sold worldwide since it its market introduction in 1974. To date, demand for the Golf remains an all-time high for us,” Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM, said.

In case you didn’t see our previous feature, the Golf R-Line takes up a 1.4TSI turbocharged engine, mated with a 7-speed dry clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG). It pumps a good output of 150PS and a torque of 250Nm between 1,500 to 3,500rpm.

When it comes to safety, the car is equipped with 7 airbags, along with Maneuver Braking, Automatic Post Collision Brake System. Rest Assist and Proactive and Occupant Protection System, as well as Advanced Electronic Differential Lock (XDS).

The Golf R-Line offers the best of both worlds when it comes to connectivity and convenience, thanks to its 12.3-inch Active Info Display and 8-inch screen Composition Media with App-Connect (which runs systems such as MirrorLink, Android Auto and Carplay). Other convenient key features include LED headlights (with Dynamic Cornering Lights), 2-Zone Climatronic air conditioning system, rear-view camera, ‘KESSY’, electronic parking brake and Driving Mode Selections with four different modes such as Eco, Normal, Sport and Individual.

The Golf R-Line is available in Tumeric Yellow, Atlantic Blue, Pure White, Deep Black, White Silver and Indium Grey. Visit the VW booth at the show to get up close and personal with the Golf R-Line, along with the entire line-up of the Golf and related models such as the Polo, Vento, Passat, Tiguan and Beetle. There is also a fleet of units for test drive, including the Golf Sportline and Golf GTI. Additionally, visitors can enjoy exclusive promotions and deals on new and pre-owned Volkswagen models, and receive customized gifts and test drive goodies.