Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) today launched the “Polo P” project, dedicated to educating and empowering newly-licensed probationary drivers with skills and knowledge to stay safe on the road.
The Polo P project will take place at selected college and university campuses. Over the course of a weekend, young participants will be taught basic car maintenance, visual checkpoints, proper sitting and steering positions, and defensive driving, which includes emergency braking and a slalom course.
All driving exercises will be conducted in the Volkswagen Polo hatchback, which VPCM says is the perfect ride for the young, and young at heart. The B-segment five-door hatch is powered by a 1.6 litre MPI engine with 105 PS and 153 Nm of torque. The naturally aspirated four-pot is mated to a six-speed conventional automatic transmission with Tiptronic. Claimed combined fuel consumption is 6.3 litres per 100 km.
The Polo P project kicks off this weekend at UTAR’s Sg Long campus. The initiative will head to Nilai University on April 8-9, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus on July 8-9 and Sunway College (Johor Bahru) on July 19-20.