During the launch of the Arteon and Tiguan All-space, Volkswagen Malaysia showcased the Passat R-Line at the side but without much detail or a price. On the 15th October 2020, Volkswagen Malaysia finally release the price for the locally assembled Passat R-Line. We’ll get to it later. The Passat R-Line takes inspiration from the Volkswagen R models, and with the launch of the Passat R-Line, it completes the current Volkswagen R-Line range in Malaysia.
On the outside, the Passat R-Line gets a new front bumper complete with R-Line badge on the grille, rear bumpers, side R-Line badge, chrome trim along the side of the vehicle, and 19-inch Verona alloy wheels.
The interior of the Passat R-Line gets new finishes and materials which includes new Dark Diamond Flag decorative trim and black headliner. The R-Line identity is visible on the seats, leather multi-function steering wheel, aluminium sports pedals, and aluminium front and rear scuff plates. Another highlight for the interior is the Helix 300W Soundbar worth RM2,400 that provided a better in-car entertainment experience.
Under the hood, the 2.0L TSI turbocharged engine and the 7-speed wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG) has been carried over from the Passat elegance. To enhance the driving experience, the Passat R-Line will come with Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), and Driving Mode Selection (DMS) for the driver to customise and select up to 15 driving style preferences.
As for the safety system, the Passat R-Line do get all the standard safety system that is shared with the Passat Elegance. For the Passat R-Line, Volkswagen has fitted it with additional rear cross traffic alert, side assist, Electronic Differential Lock (XDS) system, and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System.
The Passat R-Line will be available in 6 different colours namely Aquamarine Blue, Tamarind Brown, Manganese Grey, Reflex Silver, Deep Black and Oryx White. The new Passat R-Line is priced at RM208,888 and comes with 3 years free maintenance, 5 years unlimited mileage warranty and 5 years roadside assistance. With the current sales tax break, the recommended retail price of the new Passat R-Line is RM203,411.18 until the 31st of December 2020.
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Check out our review of the Passat Elegance: