October 14, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the official distributor of Volkswagen vehicles in Malaysia, has launched the locally-assembled Passat R-Line at a price of RM 203,411.18, excluding sales tax.
The R-Line range is inspired by the Volkswagen R models, enhancing the model with a sportier look. The Passat R-Line is fitted with the R-Line front bumper, rear bumper, side R-Line badge, chrome trims, 19-inch Verona alloy wheels, Nappa carbon-style black leather seats, multifunction steering wheel, aluminium sports pedal and black roof headliner.
Some of the features available on the Passat R-Line includes the dynamic chassis control, driving mode selection, 11.7-inch digital cockpit, 14-way ErgoComfort seats with memory function for the driver, LED headlights, front and rear sequential turn signals, three-wing tail light, ambient lights, 9.2-inch infotainment system, contactless easy open boot, among others.
“Pairing the Passat with the R-Line heritage is a winning combination for us. The new Passat R-Line will appeal to those who demand a certain level of aesthetics and driving satisfaction. If you appreciate the finer things in life and are a firm believer in expressing your own individuality, you’re going to want a ride that stands out from the sea of cars on the road. This is your car,” said its managing director Erik Winter in a statement.
The Passat R-Line is powered by the 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged engine, mated to the improved 7-speed wet clutch direct shift gearbox. It generates 187 hp and 320 Nm of torque. It has a fuel consumption rating of 6.5l/100 km based on data defined by the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure).
As for the safety features, the Passat R-Line is equipped with rear cross traffic alert with side assist, electronic differential lock, tyre pressure monitoring system, electronic stability control, anti-lock braking system, brake assist, intelligent crash response system, hill-hold control, automatic post-collision braking system and proactive passenger protection system.
The new Passat R-Line comes fitted with a complimentary Helix 300W soundbar worth RM 2,400. The Volkswagen approved accessory is manufactured by German hi-fi audio specialists and installed in the boot. The soundbar is a 5-channel amplifier with an integrated sound processor and subwoofer.
There are six colour options for the Passat R-Line, which includes the metallic colours of Aquamarine Blue, Tamarind Brown, Manganese Grey, Reflex Silver and the pearl-effect colours of Deep Black and Oryx White. There are no additional charges for the pearl-effect colours.
The actual retail price of the Passat R-Line is priced at RM 208,888, without the current tax break. From now until the end of this year, the recommended retail price of the new Passat R-Line is RM 203,411.18.
All Passat R-Line is covered with a 3 years free maintenance, 5 years unlimited mileage warranty and roadside assistance.