The locally assembled Volkswagen Jetta has finally launched in Malaysia. Being the 4th Volkswagen cars under Completely Knocked Down (CKD) form after Passat, Polo Sedan and Polo, the Jetta CKD's price has been reduced by a whooping RM21,000! With improved equipment, mind you, not reduced. At RM130,888 on the road without insurance, it is now can be said giving its competitors a run for their money!
Exterior wise, the Jetta CKD is identical to its CBU counterpart. The same 16-inch 'Navarra' five-spoke alloys, the same front headlamps assembly and bumper, the same tail-lamps and rear bumper. No changes under the hood too, where the Jetta CKD is fitted with the 1.4 TSI engine with 160PS at 5800rpm and 240Nm of torque from 1500rpm to 4500rpm, mated to the 7-speed DSG gearbox.
Interior, however, has few changes. The most notable one is the RCD 320 audio system (with Bluetooth and USB connectivity) which replaces the RCD 310 in the CBU. The controls for the dual-zone Climatronic Control has been changed into three knobs instead of two in the CBU. Rear air-cond remains but so does the 'Sienna' fabric seats upholstery.
Safety kit counts remained too! 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, ESP, Hill-hold control etc. It will put some D-segment Japanese sedan (read: Toyota) into shame. The Jetta CKD comes with 5-year unlimited mileage warranty and a 5-year roadside assistance package.
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