Volkswagen Malaysia introduces updated variants of the Beetle and Vento

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today unveiled the 2017 Beetle, the Allstar Editions of the Vento and the Vento GT. Previously, VPCM had previewed the Polo Allstar edition at a domestic Autoshow. These special VW editions are currently on display at the Midvalley Megamall, till 28 May.

The new Beetle, available in two variants (Design and Sport), comes in a variety of colors: Pure White, Tornado Red, Blue Silk, Dark Bronze, Habanero Orange and White Silver. Updates for the 2017 edition include 2-zone climatronic air-conditioning system, composition media with touchscreen and auto connect, Vienna leather seats with lumbar support (front) and Bi-Xenons with LED headlights.

The 2017 Beetle is powered by a 1.2 TSI engune, paired to a 7-speed DSG, that churns 105 PS and 175Nm.

With the Vento Allstar, the Vento gets a lot sportier with a more proportioned silhouette; much like its Polo sibling. The Allstar edition is offered in Candy White and Reflex Silver with loads of added accessories such as leather seats, aluminium sports pedals, rear spoiler, black door strips and tailgate garnish, along with Allstar scuff plate, insignia and floor mats. All the accessories reflect a value of over RM7,000.

The Vento Allstar carries a 1.6-liter MPI engine with a 6-speed auto transmission for an output of 105 PS and 153Nm. A frugal consumption is expected at just 6.5l/100km.

To stay in touch with modern connectivity and such, the Vento Allstar comes with MY VW App. The VW App gives easy access to numerous functions for example, driving styles, fuel consumption data and roadside assistance; all available at the driver’s fingertips.

The Vento GT as the name suggests is the top flight variant for the model. Like the Allstar version, it is offered with a number of new accessories Satin black roof, exterior mirror wraps, sport pedals, door strips. tailgate garnish, GT Aerokit, GT scuff plates, logos and floor mats; all worth about RM9k. Body colors on the cards are Reflex Silver and Candy White.

The Vento GT takes up a 1.2-liter and 7-speed DSG powerplant for an output of 105PS and a max. torque of 175Nm, and yet remains quite fuel efficient at 5.5l/100km.

The 2017 Beetle Design is priced at RM136,888 and the Sport version is RM 147,888. The Vento Allstar comes in at RM 78,888 and Vento GT at RM89,888.

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