New Volkswagen Touareg R-Line

Article Luke Madden
Jan 23, 2013

Volkswagen add the Touareg R-Line to its SUV line-up - and cuts the cost of the VW CC saloon.

Volkswagen has added a new model to the Touareg SUV line-up: the R-Line. Meanwhile, the CC saloon gets a price cut, too.

The Touareg R-Line is based on the Altitude specification, but gets new 20-inch ‘Tarragona’ alloy wheels rather than the ‘Pikes Peak’ wheels that are fitted as standard. There are new sportier looking bumpers at the front and rear, too, along with more aggressive side skirts and LED lights at the front and back.

Touareg R-Line buyers also get a slightly upgraded interior, which now features a set of kick plates with R-Line badging and an extended panoramic sunroof.

Keyless entry and engine starting are standard on the R-Line model, along with a bootlid that can be opened and closed at the touch of a button. Meanwhile, leather upholstery, sat-nav, Bluetooth and DAB radio are all included as well.

Buyers can choose from two different R-Line models, both powered by a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine. The 201bhp version costs £44,025 while the 242bhp car will set you back £45,645. Both are fitted with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Elsewhere, Volkswagen has cut the price of the Passat-based CC saloon by at least £470 across the range. That means the cheapest CC now costs £24,050.

The best-selling CC is the £26,440 GT 2.0 TDI 140, which now sets buyers back £1,320 less than it did before. That’s down to the fact that Adaptive Chassis Control is no longer fitted as standard, although buyers can specify it for £850.

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