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Months from now, Volkswagen will commence sales of its new Atlas SUV (2018 model year) in the United States. But as early as now, the German carmaker is making sure that it would be able to attract more customers for the new Atlas by disclosing that a performance-inspired R-Line package is up for grabs for its latest SUV.
This new trim will be available to the SE and SEL models of the 2018 VW Atlas, effectively enhancing their appearance both inside and out. The overall effect would be an Atlas that looks more dynamic and sportier than a typical model. Exterior enhancements packed in the R-Line trim include the fitment of distinct bumpers -- with integrated air intakes at the front bumper and a glossy black diffuser on the rear bumper.
Further exterior details include new side skirts, 20-inch aluminum-alloy twin-spoke wheels and R-Line badging. Interior improvements, meanwhile, come with an R-Line steering wheel clip as well as stainless-steel sport pedal covers. As soon as the driver starts up the SUV, the Modular Infotainment Platform (MIB II) infotainment system lights up with R-Line logo.Read the entire article 2018 VW Atlas R-Line introduced
Volkswagen announced that its top-of-the-line Tiguan R-Line model will be available as standard with satellite navigation which translates into a price reduction GBP750 GBP. As a result, this means a value enhancement of almost 1,500 GBP because the Tiguan R-Line will start at around GBP28,490.
Sitting above the Match trim, the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line arrives as standard with bi-xenon headlights, 18-inch wheels, a sports suspension but also with a new R-Line styling pack that consists of new bumpers, side sills and badging and a bespoke interior that includes sport seats fitted with R-Line logo, black roof lining and upholstery upgrade.
Moreover, the Volkswagen Tiguan R-Line also receives the Match specification that includes RNS 315 colour touchscreen satellite navigation system, Bluetooth, MDI media interface with leads for iPhone and USB, CD/DVD player, SD card provision, DAB digital radio and park Assist. Furthermore, the interior includes a multifunction steering wheel wrapped in leather just like the gear knob, 2-Zone climate control and folding picnic tables on the back of the front seats.Read the entire article VW Tiguan R-Line gets more affordable in the UK, adds satellite navigation as standard
After we saw the Golf 7 Variant and the Golf 7 Variant TDI BlueMotion, Volkswagen decided to show us at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show the Golf Estate/Variant Concept R-Line. As expected, the new Golf Estate Concept R-Line highlights the dynamic potential of the new body version of the Golf.
For those who don’t know, this is the first time an R-Line package is introduced on the Golf Estate/Variant. The concept features a customized front end which include a new front bumper, new side sills, a new rear bumper with integrated black diffuser and chromed tailpipes, but also a roof spoiler. The exterior design is completed by the 18-inch R-Line wheels.
The already wide track of the new Golf Estate (1,549 mm in the front, 1,520 mm in the back) and the 18-inch wheel with 225/40 tyres used for the concept car make for a sporty appearance of the rear end, which is in no way inferior to a new Golf GTI or GTD.Read the entire article 2013 Geneva Motor Show: Vw introduces the Golf Estate/Variant Concept R-Line
Volkswagen introduced at the 2012 LA Auto Show, the Beetle Convertible R-Line and Exclusive models. What’s very important is that these models will not be available in the United States but seeing them here might be a sign that Volkswagen is testing people’s reaction! For those who don’t know, the R-Line vehicles have the looks of the Volkswagen R models, but unfortunately the performance hardware is not available.
In the meantime, the Exclusive models focus on unique and more luxurious styling and trim. The new 2013 Beetle Convertible Exclusive is based on the European-market "Design" and "Sport" trim lines. As a result, the exterior design is marked out by polished black 18-inch "Twister" aluminium-alloy wheels, but as an option the German manufacturer offers the 19-inch "Tornado" aluminium-alloy wheels in white or black.
There are three different colors available for the Nappa leather seating surfaces: Pepper Beige, Amber Brown and Black. Moreover, the Exclusive models offer as standard: dashboard trim in “Black Uni” finish, Stainless-steel kickplates with "Volkswagen Exclusive" lettering, three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel gearshift knob, handbrake lever, and center armrest, front sport seats, front and rear textile floormats and leather look door trim.Read the entire article LA Auto Show: 2013 Vw Beetle Convertible R-Line and Exclusive models
At the 2012 LA Auto Show, Volkswagen announced that the new Beetle R-Line will also be available in the United States. Set to hit the dealerships in early 2013, the new Vw Beelte R-Line will only be offered on the Turbo model and will feature a number of exterior and interior enhancements in order to be differentiated from the standard models.
This includes a more aggressive front bimper with black surfaces and chrome-framed turn signals, a new rear bumper with an integrated air diffuser, new R-Line logos, 19-inch “Tornado” aluminium-alloy wheels as standard and new Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs. The interior will also be updated and customers will get custom stainless-steel kickplates, a steering wheel badge, a unique color dashboard panel, and contrasting-color stitching on the seats, shifter knob, and handbrake lever.
No words about the price yet! For those who don’t know, the R-Line is developed by Volkswagen R GmbH especially for drivers who want the sporty and aggressive styling of the Volkswagen R models but without the additional performance.Read the entire article 2012 LA Auto Show: Volkswagen Beetle R-Line will go on sale in the United States
Volkswagen has announced the pricing details for the stylish R-Line version of its 2013 CC four-door coupe. The starting price of the 2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line is $33,020 (which includes an $825 destination charge). It comes with a six-speed manual transmission. Meanwhile, the versions that feature a six-speed DSG dual-clutch are priced at $34,120.
Just like other Volkswagen models, being given the CC R-Line treatment means that it gets mainly equipment and aesthetic upgrades. These cars ride on 18-inch “Malloy” wheels, a new front fascia with a lower lip and sportier foglight surrounds, stainless-steel door-sill plates, new side skirts, special R-Line badges, and touchscreen navigation.
R-Line package is offered just with versions of the 2013 Volkswagen CC that are powered by the 200-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. These price tags put the R-Line near to the midline of the Volkswagen CC pricing scale. The 2013 CC 2.0T Sport has a starting price of $31,075 (after destination charges) with a manual transmission. It costs $32,175 with DSG.Read the entire article 2013 Vw CC R-Line priced at $33,020
German carmaker Volkswagen is now offering a new trim level to its Tiguan compact sports utility vehicle line-up, the R-Line. This trim level was one of the most popular models among the first generations of the Tiguan compact SUV, as the R-Line accounted for almost 20 percent of the total sales. With the return of the Tiguan R-Line, VW expects the vehicle to account for around a quarter of the total sales of the Tiguan.
New Tiguan R-Line is based on the SE trim level, with the addition of bi-xenon headlights, 18-inch ‘Mallory’ alloy wheels painted in Sterling Silver with black wheelarch extensions and body-colored unique front and rear ‘R’ design bumpers and rear spoiler. The latest Tiguan model also bears an R-Line logo on the front grille and aluminium front door sills.
This theme is carried over into the interior of the Tiguan R-Line, accentuated with front sport seats, two-tone upholstery and an R-Line logo on the front head restraints. The vehicle also sports stainless steel pedals and a leather multifunction steering wheel with aluminium inlay and R-Line logo. The Tiguan R-Line is available in three powerful engine choices: a 2.0-litre TSI with 210 PS and 4MOTION four-wheel drive, and the 2.0-litre common rail TDI engine with either 140 or 170 PS and 4MOTION.Read the entire article Volkswagen now offering Tiguan R-Line with £28,435 starting price
Volkswagen is currently offering the R-Line appearance package based on the top of the line Beetle Sport model that spices up the styling of the small cars’ exterior and interior. The R-Line is an appearance package exclusively. The car gets features that build on the sporty appearance of the model such as a new front bumper with bigger air intakes and chrome surrounds.
In addition, the R-Line Beetle equipped vehicles get a rear diffuser, new body side panels, and the option between 18-inch alloy wheels or 19-inch alloy wheels painted black or white. These would all carry R-Line badging. Consumers can get the exterior package by itself. However, the upgraded R-Line interior only comes with the exterior appearance package.
The interior enhancements include sport seats, front head restraints with R-Line stitching, leather trimmed steering wheel and gear shift leather with grey stitching. The sport look is improved with the decorative inlays that get a “Dark Vanadium” finish. The Beetle sport is offered with three engines: (1) a 1.4-liter TSI that produces 157 hp, 92) a 2.0-liter TSI that delivers 197 hp, or (3) a 2.0 TDI that makes 138 hp.Read the entire article Volkswagen presents the Beetle R-Line
Volkswagen unveiled the R-Line version of the CC at the Auto Mobil International Show in Leipzig. The CC model will be offered at the end of this year in the U.S. It is powered by the 200hp 2.0-liter, turbocharged TSI engine, partnered to a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
R-Line upgrades are composed of interior and exterior enhancements to make the CC much sportier. When compared with the Sport model, the R-Line comes with a more aggressive front bumper design that gets a big lower air intake and projector-style foglights with a stunning chrome motif.
The side skirts and the R-Line logo on the grille make it different from the Sport model, together with shaded taillights and one-of-a-kind and striking 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. The interior features stainless-steel R-Line scuff plates while the multifunction steering wheel for the DSG-equipped model has paddle shifters.Read the entire article 2013 Vw CC R-Line is ready for the U.S.
The Passat product lineup continues to expand with a completely independent range of equipment to offer the new Volkswagen Passat R-Line. This sporty model comes with a starting price of 30,225 Euros in Germany. The model has a newly designed side skirts and bumper that are set in the R-sporty styling accents.
The large cooling air inlet has the R-Line logo in the grille and incorporated fog lamps. The back of this new Passat R-Line is in the diffuser, which is dominated in "Gloss Black" color. Other features of the vehicle include the dynamically tuned sports suspension, which lowers the ride height by 15 millimeters and the 17-inch titanium silver alloy wheels with 235 mobility tires.
Customers can have 18-inch wheels as an option. In the interior, the Passat R-Line features sports seats in "Kyalami" design as well as the decorative "titanium silver" accents on the dashboard, center console and door panels for added sporty appeal. The steering wheel is clad in sports leather. Moreover, the interior also showcases pedals with stainless steel elements as well as front door sill plates with R-Line logo.Read the entire article VW launches Passat R-Line in Germany with starting price of 30,225 Euros
Volkswagen has launched the Polo R Line, making the trendy supermini even more stylish. The automaker built on the specifications of the Polo Match and put in distinctive styling elements on its interior and exterior. The R Line received a unique styling pack, which includes deeper, sportier R Line front and rear bumpers, a black gloss radiator grille with R Line badging, deeper side sills and a set of 16-inch ‘Mallory’ alloy wheels.
Dark-tinted glass is used from the B-pillars back. This glass is also 65% light-absorbing. The standard front foglights come with a static cornering function. Before you could get inside, you will see the brushed aluminum scuff plates with R Line logos. The R Line uses sports seats with ‘Kyalami’ cloth upholstery and an R Line logo is prominent on the headrests.
The highlights also include a leather-trimmed three-spoke steering wheel with R Line logo and aluminum-capped pedals. Meanwhile, the roof lining is finished in black cloth. Buyers would be amazed at its long list of standard equipment such as: an RCD 310 radio/CD player with six speakers and multi-device interface, which could be used for plugging in an iPod or other compatible device, height-adjustable front seats, illuminated vanity mirrors, ‘Climatic’ semi-automatic air conditioning, a multifunction trip computer, electric windows (the rear of five-door models also use these), a split-folding rear-seat backrest, front and rear reading lights, a tyre pressure monitor, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, and remote central locking.Read the entire article 2012 Vw Polo R-Line introduced in the UK
The latest variant of the most successful SUV in the German market, the Tiguan, is now available with R-Line features. Volkswagen R GmbH is providing exterior and interior packs for the Tiguan under the sporty "R-Line" badge. The R-Line packs were created for the dynamic "Sport & Style" equipment variant. In the R-Line "exterior" pack, the distinctive features are the bumpers sculpted in R-Design and painted in body colour. Their appearance is tuned to body-coloured side sills with an R-Line roof edge spoiler and "Matt chrome" inserts.
A black textured rear diffuser, another R-Line logo on the radiator grille and aluminium door sill plates with R-Line logo are also included in the pack. The exterior pack has newly designed 19-inch "Mallory" alloy wheels in "Sterling silver" with 255/40 tires.
This pack costs 2,460 euros. When it comes to colours, the R-Line exterior pack could be combined with the Tiguan body colours Candy white, Reflex silver metallic, Deep Black pearl effect, Night blue metallic and Pepper grey metallic. Meanwhile, the R-Line interior pack is obtainable as an extension pack.Read the entire article Vw Tiguan now available with the R-Line package
Volkswagen has announced two R-Line packages for the 2010 Polo GTI, which was shown off at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show. These two packages join an Exclusive Edition for the Passat. These R-Line packages will be offered as an option for the Polo Comfortline and the Polo Highline model. One of the packages focuses on the exterior while the other one is composed of upgrades on the interior.
The exterior R-Line package is fitted with a set of 16- or 17-inch wheels with bigger 215-tires, black gloss finish for the front grille, model-specific front and rear bumpers (based on Comfortline or Highline), a rear diffuser, a roof spoiler, chrome exhaust tips, a couple of side skirts, fog lamps and LED license plate illumination.
The Comfortline exterior R-Line package costs about $2,000 based on the current conversion rates while the Highline is priced at slightly less than $1,400. The interior R-Line package is priced at more than $1,175 for the Polo Comfortline. On the other hand, the Highline, which is priced at $620, features two sport seats at the front that could either use Alcantara or leather.Read the entire article Vw unveils the Polo GTI R-Line and the Passat Exclusive Edition
Aside from the new Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition, two more special-edition V-Dubs -- the New Beetle Red Rocks and the CC R-line -- will be arriving at Volkswagen's U.S. dealers. The CC R-line, which has an elegant full body kit, 18-inch "Mallory" wheels, and smoked tail lamps, is similar to the R-model offered in Europe.
R-line emblems are strategically placed on the front fenders, along with the aluminum door sill plates. The six-speed manual CC R-line is priced from $30,390, including $800 for destination.
Volkswagen has plenty of reason to celebrate the final year of this iteration of the Bug with the "Final Edition" models, but the new Red Rocks model still aims to attract more enthusiasts and collectors.Read the entire article Vw introduces CC R-Line, Jetta TDI Cup Street and New Beetle Red Rock Editions
Volkswagen is introducing its smallest sports utility vehicle so far, this further expanding its SUV lineup. With the new and tiny Volkswagen T-Cross, the German carmaker is taking advantage of the continued growing demand for SUVs, whether large or small.
With a styling that makes it appear like a smaller brother of the Volkswagen T-Roc, the new VW T-Cross is underpinned by the A0 version of the VW Group’s MQB platform. This is the same platform that underpins other models in the VW Group such as the VW Polo and Audi A1 as well as the SEAT Ibiza and SEAT Arona crossover.
The compact nature of the new VW T-Cross is wrapped in its small dimensions. It boasts of a length of just 161.8 inches (4.11 meters), making nearly as long as the Nissan Juke small crossover. Inside, the new VW T-Cross can accommodate between 13.6 cubic feet (385 liters) to 16.07 cubic feet (455 liters) of cargo, depending on the position of the rear seats. These rear seats can slide 5.5 inches (14 cm), thereby increasing or reducing the available cargo space. When the rear seats are folded down, the cargo space offered by the VW T-Cross increases to 45.24 cubic feet (1,281 liters). An optional folding front passenger seat can be availed by customers who need more cargo room.Read the entire article New Volkswagen T-Cross is the carmaker’s latest and smallest SUV
The limited-run Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid coupe isn't your ordinary car. While it doesn’t have superb power or excellent handling, it does offer superior levels aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. Too bad, its production was very limited and there is no chance you can get a new XL1.
But in a twist of fate, an almost new VW XL1 is up for auction in the United Kingdom. According to Autoblog, Silverstone Auctions will be conducting the auction for the XL1 plug-in hybrid. In particular, the model to be auctioned is 2014 VW XL1. Yes, this plug-in hybrid model is already around four years old, it is practically new. After all, this super-aerodynamic coupe registered only 79 miles on the odometer.
This 2014 VW XL1 coupe is just one of the 30 examples sold by the German carmaker in the UK. Overall, VW only built 250 models, all of which were sold in Europe including in the UK. Thus, the auction is a great opportunity to purchase a rare model, and a fairly new one not the least.Read the entire article Silverstone Auctions is selling a 2014 VW XL1 plug-in hybrid with 79 miles on odometer
The 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas in just around the corner (October 30 to November 2), and people are expecting special parts and equipment as well as concept builds to show up. Three of the builds that are going to the 2018 SEMA Show will be derived from the seventh generation of the Volkswagen Jetta, as announced by Volkswagen of America, Inc.
These Jetta builds are the H&R Special Springs Jetta R-Line, Air Design USA Jetta SEL and the Jetta S by Jamie Orr. All of them will be displayed at various locations in the Las Vegas Convention Center on the entire duration of the 2018 SEMA Show.
Wrapped in the Habanero Orange factory finish, the H&R Special Springs Jetta R-Line is a build that highlights the aftermarket suspension offerings from H&R Special Springs. It features H&R Street Performance Coil Overs and Trak+ wheel spacers that brought the Jetta closer to the ground. It rides on 19 x 8.5-inch Rotiform BUC wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero tires. Visible through the wheels are upgraded front performance brake calipers and 13.4-in rotors.Read the entire article 2018 SEMA Show: Three VW Jetta builds on its way to showcase aftermarket parts
In June this year, rival carmakers Ford and Volkswagen inked a memorandum of agreement for a possible strategic alliance. Months after signing the MoU, automotive industry analysts are now floating the ideas of possible merger or an equity swap between the American and German companies. Nonetheless, Ford is quick enough to quash such ideas even before they get out of hand.
Under the signed MoU, Ford and VW are exploring a number of potential projects in several areas like the development of a range of commercial vehicles together. Likewise, a possible partnership would also work to better serve the evolving needs of customers. The parties have already made it clear back then that the potential alliance wouldn’t involve any equity arrangement.
However, The Detroit Bureau published an analysis that the potential alliance between Ford and VW might go beyond the commercial vehicle market, since doing so could be beneficial for both carmakers. For instance, Ford can benefit from VW’s robust presence not just in Europe, but also in Latin America and China. On the other hand, VW can take advantage of Ford’s strong fortified status in the United States, particular in the pickup and SUV segments.Read the entire article Ford kills rumors over potential merger or equity swap with Volkswagen
German carmaker Volkswagen has just revealed the next generation of the VW Passat family sedan, but there is a twist. The all-new Passat that was just unveiled was created for the massive automotive market in China. Nonetheless, this Passat is an important model as might be able to provide a glimpse of how the next-gen sedan for the United States might look like when it finally arrives.
Nonetheless, it should be noted that while having the same name, the VW Passat bound for China is much different from the existing large sedan models in the United States and in Europe. The recently unveiled China-bound Passat sedan is undeniably influenced by the VW brand’s understated and simple design mantra. In fact, the front end of this China-bound Passat sedan seems to be adopted from the Arteon, especially the shape of its new grille.
The Arteon-like front grille of the China-bound VW Passat is flanked by elegant headlights that extend to the sides. When viewed from the sides, this Passat reveals a sleek profile with some liftback influences. While this Passat does have a sloped roofline, it is a traditional sedan featuring a small trunk opening.Read the entire article Volkswagen unveils next-generation Passat for China
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