Fifty Volkswagen Polo Hatchbacks For SOCAR Car Sharing Network

Fifty Volkswagen Polo Hatchbacks For SOCAR Car Sharing Network

L-R: Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM, Bojeng Bari, Chief Executive Officer of HICOM Auto Sdn Bhd and Leon Foong, Chief Executive Officer of SOCAR Malaysia.

Car-sharing business, SOCAR, will include a fleet of 50 Volkswagen Polo 1.6 to its car-sharing network in the Klang Valley.

SOCAR was launched recently in Kuala Lumpur and offers Malaysians a new alternative to mobility. Key to SOCAR’s success is fast expansion, which provides increased availability and convenience to their members. Another important element is to complement varying lifestyles and bring joy to the drivers on the platform.

“The beauty of the car-sharing model is that as a member, you have several types of cars at your fingertips serving your different needs from a leisurely cruise out of the city to a trunk heavy trip to Ikea,” says Chief Executive Officer of SOCAR Malaysia, Leon Foong.

VW Polo 1.6 Hatchback, SOCAR MalaysiaThe first batch of 21 Volkswagen Polo cars have been delivered with the remaining 29 units due by mid-May 2018. The Polo 1.6 hatchback is powered by a 1.6L petrol injection 16-Valve Multi Point Injection (MPI) engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic, giving out 105 PS and maximum torque of 153 Nm. Average fuel consumption is rated at 6.3 litres per 100 km.

“We are pleased to collaborate with SOCAR. Through this partnership, we are able to offer the members of the public easy access to Volkswagen cars and have them enjoy its German engineered capabilities. The Polo is perfect for city driving, though it may be small in stature it offers a dynamic drive without compromising on safety and comfort,” says Erik Winter, Managing Director of Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM).
For the month of May, the Volkswagen Polo is priced from RM13.90 per hour, inclusive of petrol and comprehensive insurance.
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