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Limited-run Volkswagen Passat Estate R-Line revealed

Limited-run Volkswagen Passat Estate R-Line revealed


Volkswagen has revealed a limited-run R-Line version of its newly-facelifted Passat Estate.

Just 2,000 units of the R-Line will be made available globally and follows other models with the trim in bringing a racier look and a slightly more dynamic focus to the estate.

Immediately catching the eye on the Passat R-Line is the addition of black styling elements, while its LED taillights have been tinted dark to match the theme. Similarly, the 19-inch alloy wheels have been painted gloss black.

The interior benefits from a similar treatment as well. Model-specific sports seats partially upholstered in black Nappa leather feature, while stainless steel pedals and side sills are also present. Rounding out interior additions is ambient lighting.

Interior of VW Passat Estate R-Line

As for equipment, a digital instrument cluster replaces traditional dials and gauges in front of the driver, while a 9.2-inch infotainment system takes centre stage — with support for Apple CarPlay. Matrix LED headlights are also standard-fit, as is Volkswagen’s Dynamic Chassis Control system bringing adjustable suspension and selectable driving modes.

Two powertrains are available for the Passat Estate R-Line — one diesel and one petrol, both 2.0-litres in capacity. The former produces 237bhp and the latter 268bhp. Power is sent to all four wheels, and expect both to be mated to a seven-speed DSG gearbox.

Rear of VW Passat Estate R-Line

The R-Line joins a facelifted Passat range, bringing a mildly refreshed look and more technology to the compact car.

Pricing for the Volkswagen Passat Estate R-Line is expected to follow the car’s public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, taking place from March 7 to 17.