The Passat R-Line has been introduced by Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) and is now open for booking. The sportier version the Passat is also locally assembled like the other new R-Line models recently introduced. The official price is pending confirmation but it is expected to be priced between RM200,000 to RM210,000.
The Passat R-Line is dressed in sporty R-Line front and rear bumpers, side R-Line badge, chrome trims and 19” Verona alloy wheels. The interior is fitted with R-Line trim on the Nappa carbon-style black leather seats, steering wheel and aluminium sports pedals.
Inspired by performance-oriented Volkswagen R models, the R-Line range was created to offer drivers a way to express their individuality and make a statement, while getting great value. Powering the Passat R-Line is a new 2.0L TSI turbocharged engine that produces 190 PS and 320 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a new and improved 7-speed wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG) for an exhilarating driving experience.
Safety features include Side Assist with a 180-degree detection range of up to 50 metres, and Rear Traffic Alert which warns you of approaching vehicles at an angle of 90 degrees, as you are reversing out of a parking space.
In terms of connectivity, the Passat R-Line is fitted with Volkswagen’s Discover Pro infotainment system with a 9.2” touchscreen. Convenient features include voice control, gesture control, a customisable three-view split screen and Wireless App-Connect with Apple CarPlay.
The Passat R-Line will be available in six colours. Metallic colours are Aquamarine Blue, Tamarind Brown, Manganese Grey and Reflex Silver; while two pearl-effect colours are also available at no additional charge i.e. Deep Black and Oryx White.
Bookings and viewing arrangements can be made online or at authorised Volkswagen dealerships nationwide. For more information, please visit www.volkswagen.com.my