New Passat R-Line launched

VOLKSWAGEN Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) yesterday launched the new Volkswagen Passat R- Line, an enhanced model with higher power and more premium features.

It also got a power boost, as its 2.0TSI turbocharged engine now produces 217hp and 350Nm of torque.

Paired with a six-speed wet clutch direct shift gearbox, it delivers a dynamic driving experience that can be personalised even further with its Dynamic Chassis Control.

$!New Passat R-Line launched

Finer details have been added to the interior to make it more luxurious, with the key highlight being a premium Harman Kardon audio system.

“The 12 high-performance speakers and 700-watt amplifier will create an immersive audio journey for every drive,” says VPCM.

There is currently a haptic-touch air-conditioner control that is simple and intuitive to use too.

Assembled in Pekan, Pahang, the new Passat R-Line is the second model in Malaysia to receive the new Volkswagen logo.

$!Haptic touch air-conditioner control.

VPCM managing director Erik Winter said: “The Passat is built on a successful combination of class and performance, which makes it the sedan of choice for the sophisticated both globally and locally. We have retained the unique features of the Passat R-Line but fine-tuned its performance, so that it becomes an ideal partner for the discerning driver.”

Options for metallic colours are Scale Silver, Aquamarine Blue, and Manganese Grey; whereas Deep Black and Oryx White are the two pearl-effect colours that are available at no additional cost.

The new Passat R-Line is priced from RM211,916.88 with the current sales tax exemption and comes with three years free maintenance, five years unlimited mileage warranty and five years roadside assistance.

$!New Passat R-Line launched