Volkswagen Launched A Trio Of R-Line Models

Volkswagen Malaysia today release three R-Line models, unveiled at One Utama Shopping mall in Petaling Jaya. The models that are launched during the event is the Volkswagen Passat, Arteon and New Tiguan Allspace that comes with R-Line trims.

The VW Passat R-Line is an updated version of the 8th-generation Passat. There are front and rear updates for the R-Line Passat, namely front LED lights with sequential signal light, rear lights with sequential sigmals and three-wing light, and larger Passat markings. The car is more refined on the inside with ambient lighting (up to 30 colors), better leather seats, an upgraded infotainment system, an 11..7-inch touchscreen, and a whole suite of creature comforts.

Maintaining the 190PS 2.0-liter TSI engine, VW included a new 7-speed wet dual-speed gearbox (DSG) for the Passat R-Line. Assistance and Safety systems are pretty much similar to the current Passat Elegance. 

Price for the Passat R-Line is  RM187,990 and it includes a year’s freeinsurance and complimentary pair of TVR sunglasses worth RM1,890, for first 50 buyers.

The  VW Arteon R-Line

The second R-Line model is none other than the New Arteon R-Line. Globally revealed in 2017, but only gets its Malaysian debut in 2020. The Arteon R-Line is domestically assembled at VW plant in Pekan in the State of Pahang.

A sleek flagship sedan from the people at Wolfsburg, the Arteon fastback is currently the most desirable model from Volkswagen. By adding R-Line to it, VW simply makes the Arteon more irresistible and sporty than its standard variant.

As an R-Line model, the Arteon’s head-turning front-end is complemented with an aggressive chrome grille with R-Line badge, LED headlights with dynamic indicators, a rugged black rear spoiler and 19-inch Montevideo wheels. The profile and rear of the Arteon R-Line is highlighted by chrome trimmings and lights with dynamic signals.

The interior is all about premium features like the driver’s 14-way ErgoComfort seat with massage function, decked in R-Line badging. The car has a 700W  Dynaudio sound system with 11 speakers, along with 16 channel digital amplifier and subwoofer. Personalized digital cockpit is the theme for this R-Line, to go along with Silver inserts, titanium Black headliner, analogue clock, ambient lighting and a best-in-class 563 liters boot capacity.

The Arteon R-Line is offered with a 2.0TSI paired to a 7-speed double wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG) to churn an output of 190PS and torque of 320Nm. For those wanting to customize their drive, the Arteon R-Line comes with Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), which offers up to 15 selectable increments and five different driving modes:  Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport and Individual.

The Arteon R-Line is offered in five colors: Manganese Grey, Turmeric Yellow and Pyrite Silver, Deep Black and Oryx White Pearl, at a price of RM225,490.

The Tiguan Allspace R-Line

For the Malaysian market, there are two variants of the Tiguan Allspace, the Highline 1.4TSI and R-Line 2.0TSI. Both SUVs are assembled locally to keep costs low.

The exterior of VW’s SUV has redesigned front- and rear-ends. A higher bonnet is paired to sharp lines to give it a bold outlook. The wheelbase of the 7-seater SUV is longer, which indicates a roomier cabin and a bigger boot space, which is expandable from 700 to 1,775 liters.

With R-Line add-ons, the Tiguan Allspace gets some performance elements like 19-inch Sebring wheels, a souped up 2,0TSI with output up to 220PS/350Nm and a 4MOTION  all-wheel drive system. Inside, there’s the digital cockpit’s 9.2-in touchscreen, leather seats and all your multimedia needs.

The Tiguan Allspace Highline and R-Line variants is available in Blue Silk, Pure White, Deep Black, Platinum Grey and Pyrite Silver. Price for the Tiguan Allspace Highline is RM 169,990 and Tiguan Allspace R-Line is RM213,490. With sales tax off, both variants are now offered at the recommended retail prices of RM164,430.75 and RM208,553.79

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