VW Passat gets sporty R-Line trim

Vw Passat

Volkswagen has added the sporty R-Line trim level to the VW Passat and is based on the entry-level Passat S, adding sporty flair to the range.

VW Passat R-Line gets new engines and styling

The VW Passat R-Line will be equipped with new engine options including a 1.6-litre 77kW TDI diesel engine with a six speed manual gearbox, a 2.0-litre 103kW TDI diesel engine with a six speed manual or DSG gearbox, and a new turbocharged and supercharged 1.4-litre 117kW TSI petrol unit with either a six speed manual or seven speed DSG gearboxes.

All R-Line models feature BlueMotion Technology modifications with engine stop-start and battery regeneration systems.

Improved Styling Features

The VW Passat R-Line trim adds more style to the Passat range with a customised bodykit that gives a sleek and sporty image. At the front, the unique bumper includes fog lights with cornering function, and a 15mm lower ride height.

Standout features include bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED taillights, chrome bumper trim, and dark-tinted rear windows. At the rear, a bootlid spoiler (tailgate spoiler on the Estate) completes the look, while side skirts give a ground-hugging look that’s enhanced by the distinctive rear bumper and 18-inch ‘Kansas’ alloy wheels, wrapped in low-profile 235/40 tyres.

The interior is fitted with standard equipment based on the Passat S and includes Bluetooth, USB and iPod connectivity, DAB digital radio and a leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel.

VW Passat Price

Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI 118kW Manual R330 200
Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI 118kW DSG R345 200
Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI 103kW Manual R346 900
Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI 103kW DSG R361 900
The Passat comes standard with a 5-year/100 000km Volkswagen Automotion Plan.