Erik Winter, managing director of VPCM and the new Beetle.
Vento GT

VOLKSWAGEN Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) recently rolled out an array of exciting models; the new Beetle, Vento ALLSTAR and Vento GT to the Malaysian market.

Managing director of VPCM, Erik Winter said that the new offerings are targeted at those wanting to stand out from the crowd. “We not only want to make our cars more accessible to Malaysians, but we also want to give them more options with value added benefits, whilst ensuring that the cars they drive are instant head-turners. With the new Beetle, the ALLSTAR series and the Vento GT, our customers now have an even wider array of products from Volkswagen in time for the upcoming Raya festivities.”


Leading the pack is the latest edition of Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle. Available in Design and Sport variants, the new Beetle will be offered in a variety of chic colours - Pure White, Tornado Red, Blue Silk, Dark Bronze, Habanero Orange and White Silver.

Updates in the new Beetle include a two-zone Climatronic air-conditioning system, ‘Vienna’ leather trim seats with front lumbar support, composition media with touchscreen display with App-Connect, bi-Xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights.

A familiar 1.2-litre turbocharged TSI engine does the job in propelling the car. Paired to a seven-speed automatic transmission, the mill is good for 105hp and 175Nm of torque.

Prices for the new Beetle start at RM136,888.


Next up is the Vento ALLSTAR, the second model to receive ALLSTAR treatment after the Polo ALLSTAR which was introduced a couple of weeks ago.

Buyers of the Vento ALLSTAR will get a RM7,000 worth of exclusive accessories which includes leather seats, aluminium sports pedals, black door strips and trunk garnish, rear spoiler, ‘ALLSTAR’ scuff plates, emblem and carpet mats.

Under the hood of the Vento ALLSTAR is a 1.6-litre MPI engine churning out 105hp and a maximum torque of 153Nm.

The naturally-aspirated engine is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox with Tiptronic function.

VPCM claims a fuel consumption figure of 6.5 litre per 100km for the Vento ALLSTAR.

On top of that, the Vento ALLSTAR gets the new MY VW App, which provides added convenience at the driver’s fingertips.

Available in Reflex Silver and Candy White, the new Vento ALLSTAR is priced from RM78,888.


Alongside the Vento ALLSTAR is the Vento GT, with a more rugged and pronounced styling.

Priced from RM89,888, the Vento GT is equipped with a total of RM9,000 worth of exclusive accessories such as ‘Satin’ black roof and exterior mirror wraps, black door strips, leather seats, aluminium sports pedals, GT Aerokit, ‘GT’ scuff plates, emblems and carpet mats.

The car can be had in either Reflex Silver or Candy White body paint. Powering the Vento GT is the award-winning 1.2-litre turbocharged direct-injection TSI engine with an output of 105hp and 175Nm of torque.

The power is transferred via a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission for a superior driveability and performance. The Vento 1.2-litre was also named the Compact Car of the Year at the 2016 Malaysia Car of the Year ceremony.

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