Thanks to ZerotoHundred, I had the opportunity to participate in VW's media launch of three new models. You've probably seen the teasers in the newspapers already; the new models are the 1.8TSI Passat (RM184,888), 1.4TSI Cross Touran (RM166,888), and the 1.4TSI Jetta (RM149,888).
Whilst all three carry the TSI badge, only the Cross Touran and Jetta are twin-charged models. The Passat comes as a 1.8 turbo. The Passat's powerplant produces 160PS and 250Nm, whilst the Jetta has an identical 160PS, but a smidgen less torque, at 240Nm. The Cross Touran is the least powerful in this trio and has 'only' 140PS, 220Nm. All three have 7-speed DSG boxes, and will be CBU from Germany. As standard, they will come with a 2-year manufacturer warranty, plus 3-years extended warranty.
I've just gotten back from the media trip to Penang (and need some time to mentally process the events); stay tuned for updates on how all three models performed on the roads!
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