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volkswagen wants you to dance to its tune

Volkswagen wants you to dance to its tune

Nobody asked but Volkswagen went ahead anyways and added the ‘Sound & Style’ range that primarily comprises a Helix sound bar

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Dinesh Appavu

14 May 2019

In our history of reviewing Volkswagens, not a single time has anyone grumbled about the sound quality from the infotainment system but here we are anyways with Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) introducing its Volkswagen ‘Sound & Style’ range that makes the car a little more fun at the expense of more than a little boot space.

Targeted at the very niche segment of musicphiles that only emerge behind the wheel, the accessory package is only available on the Volkswagen Golf R-Line, Passat Comfortline, Passat Highline and Tiguan Highline.

What exactly is the ‘Sound & Style’ package that could be worth up to RM16,000? Spearheading the collective is a Volkswagen Approved Accessory Helix 300W Soundbar manufactured by German hi-fi audio specialist, Helix. The bar will call the boot or luggage compartment home... and yes, it'll eat into quite a bit of your luggage space so if you actually use your boot, this isn't for you.

It features a five-channel amplifier with an integrated sound processor and subwoofer that complements the eight-speaker sound system available in the cars and elevates it to a higher level of sound quality and clarity.

Unfortunately, that’s pretty much it as the rest of the kit comprises aluminium sports pedals, aluminium side scuff plates and VW window tinting.

The ‘Sound & Style’ range is available for viewing at the Volkswagen Tour happening at IOI City Mall, Putrajaya from 14 May till 20 May, 10am to 10pm. Customers who place a booking on any Volkswagen model at the Tour will receive an additional RM500 rebate on top of the free RM1,000 petrol card and great savings for selected models.

Passat Comfortline ‘Sound & Style’
Priced at RM 188,690
- Helix 300W Soundbar
- aluminium sports pedals
- aluminium side scuff plates
- 18-inch Dartford alloy wheels
- VW Tint


Passat Highline ‘Sound & Style’
Priced at RM 211,390
- Helix 300W Soundbar
- aluminium sports pedals
- aluminium side scuff plates
- 19-inch Verona alloy wheels
- VW Tint


Tiguan Highline ‘Sound & Style’
Priced at RM174,990
- Helix 300W Soundbar
- chrome trunk garnish
- chrome exhaust tips
- rear black spoiler
- VW Tint


Golf R-Line ‘Sound & Style’
Priced at RM177,390
- Helix 300W Soundbar
- VW Tint

All pricing is inclusive of three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty and five years of roadside assistance.

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