Truth: when you’re stuck in a massive traffic jam, there’s nothing better to do than to blast your favourite music on the speakers and sing at the top of your lungs.
However, your impromptu car jammin’ session are often ruined by the poor quality of sound coming out of your car’s stereo speakers. You can’t really turn the volume up too high, because the sound will ‘break’. But when the volume is too low, you don’t get the fun of blasting your favourite music and singing along it. There just isn’t enough oomph!
Yep, it’s a difficult predicament. But - if you’re someone who loves your music, Volkswagen has just the thing to indulge your inner rockstar with their ‘Sound & Style’ range of vehicles.
What is the ‘Sound & Style’ range?
Like its name suggests, these vehicles were tuned with one goal in mind: to give music lovers a sound system that they cannot live without. Making that long drive home a concert, intentionally going on long drives to enjoy the music, spending a few more minutes in the carpark to enjoy that last song.
So, what’s different, you ask?
The secret ingredient of the ‘Sound & Style’ range is a HELIX 300W Soundbar
manufactured by a German hi-fi audio specialist company called HELIX. It is also a Volkswagen Approved Accessory which means you know its legit for the car.
Installed in the luggage compartment, the soundbar is a five-channel amplifier with an integrated sound processor and subwoofer.
This system adds on to the already-advanced eight-speaker sound system available in the car and elevates it to a higher level of sound quality and clarity, with precise calibration of sound profiles according to the different models.
So basically, in layman’s term, the soundbar amplifies the already awesome sound system in the car, so you are guaranteed that your music will be out of this world.
Oh, and also, the vehicles in this special edition range comes with a ‘Sound & Style’ emblem and added accessories such as aluminium sports pedals, aluminium side scuff plates and VW Tint worth up to RM16,000, depending on the model.
To “hear” with your own eyes on how incredibly loud and how incredibly high quality the sound is, check out this video of us jammin in the Volkswagen Passat Highline, Sound&Style edition.
OK, what are the models fitted with this soundbar?
Currently, these four Volkswagen models were given the ‘Sound & Style’ treatment:
#1 Passat Comfortline ‘Sound & Style’
The Passat Comfortline Sound & Style variant comes with a HELIX 300W Soundbar, aluminum sports pedals, aluminum side scuff plates, 18” Dartford alloy wheels and VW Tint, all with a total worth of RM12,000.
The Passat Comfortline is powered by a 1.8l turbocharged TSI engine and paired with a 7-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG) with sport mode that provides an output of 180PS and torque of 250Nm between 1,250 to 5,000rpm.
#2 Passat Highline ‘Sound & Style’
The Passat Highline Sound & Style variant is offered with a HELIX 300W Soundbar, aluminum sports pedals, aluminum side scuff plates, 19” Verona alloy wheels and VW Tint, all worth RM16,000.
A truly powerful car, the Passat Highline combines a 2.0L turbocharged TSI engine with a 6-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG), to give an impressive output of 220PS and a torque of 350Nm between 1,500 to 4,400rpm – and a fuel consumption reading of approximately 6.2l/100 km.
#3 Tiguan Highline ‘Sound & Style’
The Tiguan Sound & Style comes with a HELIX 300W Soundbar, chrome trunk garnish, chrome exhaust tips, rear black spoiler and VW Tint, all worth RM9,000.
The SUV combines a 1.4l turbocharged direct injection TSI engine with a 6-speed direct shift gearbox (DSG) with sport mode to give an output of 150PS and a torque of 250Nm between 1,500 to 3,500rpm. It accelerates from 0 to 100kph in 8.9 seconds. The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s most successful SUV with over 2.8 million units sold globally.
#4 Golf R-Line ‘Sound & Style’
The Golf R-Line Sound & Style comes fitted with a HELIX 300W Soundbar and VW Tint, all worth RM4,000.
With a 1.4TSI turbocharged engine mated with a 7-speed dry clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG) under its hood, the Golf R-Line is also equipped with seven airbags and an array of other advanced safety features such as Manoeuvre Braking, Automatic Post Collision Brake System, Rest Assist, Proactive Occupant Protection System and Advanced Electronic Differential Lock.
Do I get any more cool stuff?
You’ll be happy to know that all Volkswagen models - yes, including the Sound & Style range - comes with three years free maintenance
, five years unlimited mileage warranty
and five years roadside assistance
Pretty cool deal, if you ask us.
A Volkswagen is better experienced than explained, so we suggest that you head to a Volkswagen showroom near you to give the ‘Sound & Style’ vehicles a try.
Just remember to bring some earplugs, because you might need them.
For more information, head on over to Volkswagen’s website by clicking here