These days, you can buy almost everything ranging from clothes, gadgets, tools, groceries and your dinner online. What a time to be alive as Volkswagen Passanger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) in collaboration with Lazada Malaysia in conjunction with its Online Revolution Campaign starting from 12 to 14 December, which you can soon buy yourself a car right at your finger tips.
Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM said that the partnership represents a milestone for Volkswagen in Malaysia. “We live in a digital age where goods and services can be obtained online, so why not cars. To be able to purchase an iconic limited edition car through an e-commerce platform is something that has never been done before here. This is a historical first for Volkswagen, and would not have been made possible without the support from Lazada and our dealer partners.”
“At Lazada Malaysia, we continuously invest to provide services that create a more engaging customer experience, and ultimately, better serve the needs of Malaysians. This collaboration is a testament that customers can purchase anything via our platform, with cars being sold online for the first time in Malaysia! We look forward to working together with Volkswagen in growing its online presence as they add a wide range of assortment on our platform, providing customers added convenience, choice and value”, said Hans-Peter Ressel, CEO of Lazada Malaysia.
This is the first time where a car manufacturer and an e-commerce company are teaming up to sell cars online. The limited edition Beetles in question will be sold at RM112,122.00 which is 18% off the recommended price tag and this offer is only valid in Peninsular Malaysia. This 12.12 limited edition Beetles comes in two designs: the “Herbie 53” in Pure White and White Silver and the “Hot Bug” in Tornado Red.
Customers who opt to have any of the Beetles will simply need to visit Lazada and purchase an exclusive Welcome Kit at RM5,000 which doubles as a pre-payment booking fee. The kit contains a limited edition Volkswagen Keychain and a Touch & Go card with a pre-loaded value to RM100. Once the purchase is finalised, a VW representative will contact the customers to select their preferred dealership and complete the purchase.
The limited run Beetle comes with leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, a 5.8” “Composition Colour” Touchscreen with USB, Bluetooth and eight speakers, and fabric seats in the timeless ‘Pepita’ fabric.Like all current regular Beetle models, the special 12.12 edition Beetles are powered by a punchy yet frugal 1.2-litre turbocharged TSI four-cylinder petrol engine making 105hp and 175Nm of torque.
The compact and powerful mill is mated to a 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) that provides smooth and direct gearshifts than ordinary torque converter automatic transmissions. Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is providing 5 Years Manufacturers Warranty and 5 Year Roadside Assistance. The Beetle has a service schedule every 15,000km, which you can do a lot of driving in it, too.