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The CKD Polo Sedan costs RM14,000 less than its CBU counterpart.

Kuala Lumpur, October 31st, 2013 – Volkswagen Malaysia has launched the much anticipated CKD Polo Sedan under the “German engineered – Malaysian assembled” theme, thanks to its partnership with DRB-HICOM. With pricing set at RM85,888 without insurance, it is sure to entice the average Malaysian.

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Not the most flamboyant looking car, but it is German after all.

The latest Polo Sedan is only the second ever locally assembled Volkswagen, after the Passat 1.8 TSI. Being RM14,000 cheaper than the outgoing CBU Polo Sedan, the latest CKD Polo Sedan is powered by the same 104hp, 153Nm 1.6-litre MPI engine. Drive is provided by the same six-speed Tiptronic automatic gearbox. The highlight of the engine then, is the casino online claimed fuel economy figures; an impressive 6.5 litres per 100km.

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Simple and functional. For its price, a pretty good interior.

The new Polo Sedan comes with more kit, with a new RCD 320 Radio system with multi-language support, USB and iPod interface, SD card slot, AUX-in and Bluetooth connectivity; a stark improvement over the previous CBU version. It is also equipped with a Climatronic automatic air conditioning system with rear air conditioning vents (an important feature in a country like Malaysia, we must say).

Inside, the 2014 Polo Sedan comes fit with a multifunctional steering wheel with cruise control, auto power windows for all doors, a leather gear knob and handbrake lever, 60:40 folding rear seats and a multi-function display.

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Meet the Volkswagen team.

The exterior is largely unchanged, with the halogens now fitted with bright white surround as opposed to the previous black finish. The car also sits on the same 15-inch wheels and tyres.

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Safety-wise, the Polo Sedan comes with four airbags(dual front and dual side), ABS with EBD, Isofix mounts, anti-pinch windows,  as well as an Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), which automatically unlocks the doors and switches the hazard lights on upon a detected collision.

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VGM have hinted at the arrival of a CKD Polo hatch as well. Interesting times, this.

The 2014 Polo Sedan is available in a choice of five exterior colours – Candy White, Flash Red, Pepper Grey, Reflex Silver and Deep Black.

For further information on the 2014 CKD Volskwagen Polo Sedan, head on down to the Volkswagen”s official site.

About Kiron Subhash

The most recent member of the collective, Kiron now follows the team to cover local and international automotive events. He is now training in multimedia journalism, acquiring experience in onsite reporting, feature writing, photography, videography, and social media engagement. Conspicuously influenced by Andrew and Jack in the rewarding life of a biker, Kiron now harbours a deep-seated love for motorcycle riding (and fuel-saving).

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