2022 Volkswagen Golf R-Line Mk8 Malaysia Price Revealed: RM170,560; CKD; 1.4L TSI with 150 hp, 8AT

At long last, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has finally revealed the official price for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R-Line. First announced for our market in October 2021, the most affordable variant of the Mk8 Golf range has appeared at quite a few events previously. , including a media preview at Sekinchan last November, as well as at Sepang International Circuit (the GTI and R were also launched there) and Premium Auto Car Expo (PACE) this year.

The asking price is RM170,560 en route without insurance, which is more than the estimated price revealed to us in February. Unlike its predecessor, the new R-Line, like the last GTI, is locally assembled (CKD) in Pekan, Pahang, a first for the Golf here.

Under the hood, the Golf R-Line has the well-known 1.4-litre TSI engine with 150 hp and 250 Nm from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm, with the drive to the front wheels not via a dual-clutch DSG gearbox. , but an Aisin-eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission – this setup is also what Australia gets.

The standard R-Line package means a sporty exterior with gloss black accents, with variant-specific exhaust finishes and grille inserts to differentiate it from the GTI. The wheels are 17-inch Valencia alloy (with 225/45 profile tires), while the rest of the exterior features automatic Plus LED headlights with LED light bars that meet the VW logo (not DRL), accompanied by of LED taillights with dynamic turning. automatic windshield wipers and signals.

Inside, the Mk8’s minimalist cabin features manual Sardegna cloth seats with suede-like Art Velours sections and an embossed R logo. You also get a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel that sits alongside a 10-inch Discover Media infotainment touchscreen with navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and seven speakers.

Elsewhere, touch-sensitive panels are used to control the car’s lighting and triple-zone climate control (with rear vents), adjust the infotainment volume, and to quickly access various vehicle functions through one panel. between center air vents. The steering wheel buttons are also capacitive.

Other items on the kit list include keyless entry and engine starting, an electronic parking brake (but no auto-hold), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated rearview mirrors, an ambient lighting system with five presets, four USB-C ports (two front, two rear) and black headliner and headliner.

In the safety department, the R-Line gets the usual six airbags, ABS, and ESP. However, there are no driver assistance systems like autonomous emergency braking (AEB) or adaptive cruise control. ISOFIX child seat anchorages are available for the rear corner seats and for the front passenger seat.

The Golf R-Line is offered in five colors, including Moonstone Gray (solid), Kings Red and Atlantic Blue (metallic) and Deep Black and Oryx White (pearl). Every purchase comes with a five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty, three years of free maintenance, and five years of roadside assistance.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Golf R-Line 2022

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