Volkswagen is adding another car to their R-Line, the Passat CC.
The car was originally shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this year, but it is now going on sale in Europe, and full details have been released.
There is only one technical modification, parking assist, but it does add some nice visual touches. The front gets a new body-coloured spoiler with fog lights. There are matching skirts on the sides. The car also gets 17-inch R-Line “Mallory” alloy wheels, which are available in an 18-inch variant as an optional extra. There are also some discrete R-Line badges.
The rear only gets one change, a smoked covering over the taillights.The overall package looks quite nice.
The interior gets a few changes too. There’s a three-spoke, leather covered, multifunction steering wheel, aluminum tread plates, and some more R-Line badging.
Overall, the package looks quite good. Europeans can get it now for about €2,200, when equipped on the six-speed manual Passat CC 2.0 TDI. As for North America, Volkswagen says they will make an announcement about this car at the Detroit Auto Show. Automakers usually don’t announce what’s not coming, so presumably this car is on its way to North America, and it’s welcome, as the package looks good to me.
Volkswagen’s press release is available below for more details.
The New Passat CC R-Line The four-door coupé with exclusive sporty features can be ordered now
Wolfsburg, 16 December 2009 – R-Line equipment is already offered on seven Volkswagen models. Now the Passat CC is getting a sportier touch. Orders are now being taken for the four-door coupé with R-Line package.
On its exterior, 17-inch (optional 18-inch) R-Line “Mallory” alloy wheels with 235/45 tyres lend a sporty touch to the Passat CC R-Line. The front spoiler and side skirts, each painted in body colour, were also re-styled. In addition, R-Line logos embellish the front side sections; the rear lights are smoked.
Inside the Passat CC R-Line, standard features include details like four customised tread plates in aluminium (with R-Line Logo in front) and a three-spoke leather-trimmed steering wheel with multifunction keys. The R-Line package has front fog lights and the Park Pilot system. The Passat R-Line leaves few wishes unfulfilled; even the base version of the Passat CC includes comfort and convenience features like sport seats and a climate control system.
The R-Line package is available with all Passat CC engines. Prices start at 2,200 Euros for the Passat CC 2.0 TDI (140 PS / 103 kW) with a 6-speed gearbox. Counting versions already introduced on the Golf, Scirocco, Touran, Tiguan, Passat, Passat Variant and Touareg, a total of eight models with R-Line equipment are now on the market.