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Published on August 12th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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Volkswagen Passat R-Line is Coming to Malaysia @RM200K-210K

The updated Volkswagen Passat will be getting a more athletic and premium look with an ‘R-Line’ variant coming soon to Malaysian showrooms. The Passat R-Line will sport the same 2.0-litre TSI engine with 190PS and 320Nm of torque as the currently available Passat Elegance model. It will also feature the same 7-speed wet-clutch DSG. Order books are open.

The price is expected to be between RM200,000 and RM210,000. The Passat Elegance goes for around RM183,000 on the road without insurance, so the price difference is rather significant. This is even more pronounced when you consider the fact that they just launched the Arteon R-Line today for RM221K on the road without insurance.

Here’s what the Passat R-Line will bring to the table:

  • R-Line front and rear bumpers
  • R-line badging on the front fenders
  • Chrome trim
  • 19″ Verona alloy wheels
  • Nappa carbon-style black leather seats and steering wheel
  • aluminium sports pedals
BHPetrol RON95 Euro 4M

Quite not a lot of equipment, but whether it justifies the price difference will be subjective. The Arteon has a much more exclusive look with many of the same or similar equipment pieces (including the 9.2 infotainment screen and 19″ wheels of its own). That being said, the Arteon R-Line that was launched today is a 3-year old product that has already been replaced, so it may be lacking some subjective appeal.

The Passat R-Line will come in the same colours as the current Passat Elegance:

Metallic

  • Aquamarine Blue
  • Tamarind Brown
  • Manganese Grey
  • Reflex Silver

Pearl

  • Deep Black
  • Oryx White

Here’s the press release with more.

PRESS RELEASE

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is now accepting pre-bookings for the new Passat R-Line. The sportier big brother of the Passat Elegance, the new Passat R-Line is also locally assembled and is expected to be priced between RM200,000 to RM210,000.

Taking its inspiration from the Volkswagen R models, the RLine range was created to offer drivers a way to express their individuality and make a statement, while still providing great value. The Passat R-Line is the second R-Line model offered by VPCM after the Golf R-Line.

The Passat R-Line is decked with sporty touches, thanks to new R-Line front and rear bumpers, side R-Line badge, chrome trims and 19” Verona alloy wheels. As for the interior, R-Line trim is evident on the Nappa carbon-style black leather seats, steering wheel and aluminium sports pedals.

Powering the Passat R-Line is a new 2.0TSI turbocharged engine that produces 190PS and torque of 320Nm. Paired with a new and improved 7-speed wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG), one can expect an exhilarating and effortlessdriving experience.

Safety is strengthened with Side Assist with 180-degree detection range of up to 50 metres; and Rear Traffic Alert which warns drivers reversing out of parking spaces of vehicles approaching at an angle of 90 degrees. 

For driver connectivity, the Passat R-Line fitted with Volkswagen’s Discover Pro infotainment system with a 9.2” touchscreen. Convenient features includevoice control, gesture control, a customizable three-view split screen and Wireless App-Connect with Apple Car Play.

The Passat R-Line will be available in six colours. Metallic colours are Aquamarine Blue, Tamarind Brown, Manganese Grey and Reflex Silver; and two pearl-effect colours are also available at no additional charge, Deep Black and Oryx White.

Bookings and viewing arrangements can be online or at authorized Volkswagen dealerships nationwide. For more information, please visit www.volkswagen.com.my

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