Passat R-line. Volkswagen will be offering the new Passat R-Line and Passat Estate R-Line as completely independent equipment versions. As exceptionally sporty Passat cars, the R-line versions are positioned between the mid-level ‘Comfortline’ and the top ‘Highline’ versions.
Exterior. At the front and rear, the new bumpers in R-design create sporty accents. In front, the eye is drawn to the especially large cooling air inlet and integrated fog lights; at the rear, it is the diffuser styled in black which dominates. Just as dynamic in appearance is the harmoniously integrated rear spoiler (saloon) or roof edge spoiler (Estate). Side sills in R-line design give added presence to the car’s side profile. Fitting into this picture are 17-inch ‘Mallory’ alloy wheels (optional 18-inch) with size 235 mobility (run flat) tyres. Integrated in the radiator grille is an R-line logo. The Estate is also equipped with anodised silver roof rails. Last but not least, the dynamically tuned Passat has a dynamically tuned sport chassis with a 15 mm lower ride height (exception: vehicles with dynamic chassis control or DCC).
Interior. The sport seats are upholstered with ‘Kyalami’ fabric (seating surfaces and head restraints) and ‘San Remo’ microfibre (inner surfaces of the side seat supports). Decorative inlays in ‘Titan Silver’ on the dashboard, door trim panels and centre console give the interior a sporty boost as do the leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel (with R-line logo) and colour decorative seams. Stainless steel pedals and door sill plates (also with R-line logo) complete the interior features. Upon request (no extra charge), the roofliner may be ordered in Titan Black. Leather upholstery (‘Nappa’) is available as an option; in this case too, the front head restraints are upgraded with R-line logos.
R-line design pack for all Passat cars. Buyers of a Passat or Passat Estate Trendline (base versions), or a Comfortline or Highline, will in the future be able to customise their car with R-line detailing. This is done with an R-line design pack. It includes bumpers and side sills in R-line design, a black painted diffuser at the rear, the rear spoiler or roof edge spoiler and an R-line logo on the radiator grille.