Volkswagen’s R-Line Offensive!

Kuala Lumpur, 12th August 2020 – Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) significantly bolsters its line-up with the simultaneous launch of the all-new Tiguan Allspace Highline and R-Line along with the Arteon R-Line whilst also opening the order books for the new Passat R-Line.

These new models are all locally-assembled in Pekan, Pahang, underlining Volkswagen’s renewed ambitions in the Malaysian market.

Tiguan Allspace – All Space, All Adventure

An extended wheelbase version of the Tiguan, the Tiguan Allspace is available in two variants – Highline 1.4 TSI and R-Line 2.0 TSI. Sporting bespoke front and rear ends, its exterior is accentuated with a significantly higher bonnet position with precise and sharper lines that run across the bonnet and front bumper giving it a stronger stance.

The longer wheelbase of the Tiguan Allspace makes the assertive-looking SUV a true space giant, offering versatility with multiple seat configurations. With the third-row seats folded, the available boot space is at 700 litres and with both seat rows folded, the SUV offers a massive boot space of 1,775 litres, the best in its segment.

• Sporty performance with 7 seats in the Tiguan Allspace.

• Dynamic all-new Arteon knocking on premium segment’s doors.

• Passat R-Line opens for orders.

The seven-seater combines dynamic performance, authentic off-road experience and embodies the new Volkswagen SUV DNA, making it extremely versatile with a high appeal factor.

True to its R-Line legacy, the Tiguan Allspace R-Line is a performance SUV, and its aggressive stance, coupled with 19” Sebring alloy wheels, commands attention on- and off- the road. It offers the highest power and torque in its class, thanks to an impressive output of 220PS and torque of 350Nm, and its capabilities are enhanced with a 4Motion all-wheel drive system. The interior is no less impressive, with the best connectivity features such as a Digital Cockpit and 9.2” Discover Pro infotainment system.

The Volkswagen R-Line variants take inspiration from the Volkswagen performance R range. The R-Line range is a sporty styling package fitted onto the vehicle to give it an extra edge in creating an overall sportier look while maintaining great value.

Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM says that the growing SUV market in Malaysia offers a ripe opportunity for the Tiguan Allspace. “The SUV segment in Malaysia has grown by 65% and we believe it will continue to drive and lead the auto market. With the addition of the two Tiguan Allspace variants, Volkswagen will be able to cater to different SUV seekers by offering them a German engineered seven-seater option, with performance that is unrivalled.”

A global bestseller for Volkswagen, the Tiguan broke barriers when it hit the sixth million mark in 2019 and became the best-selling model for the Volkswagen group in the same year. Now, a brand-new Tiguan rolls off the production line somewhere on the globe every 35 seconds.

Both variants of the Tiguan Allspace are available in Blue Silk, Pure White, Deep Black, Platinum Grey and Pyrite Silver.

The all-new Tiguan Allspace Highline is priced at RM 169,990 and the all-new Tiguan Allspace R-Line priced at RM213,490. With the sales tax exemption, both variants are now offered at the recommended retail prices of RM164,430.75 and RM208,553.79 until the 31st of December 2020. Owners will enjoy 3 years free maintenance, 5 years unlimited mileage warranty and 5 years roadside assistance.



Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) with Driving Mode Selection allows the driver to customise and select up to 15 driving style preferences and effortlessly stay connected with a personalised Digital Cockpit and wireless App-Connect Apple Car Play. Comfort is redefined as the front seats are 14-way ErgoComfort seats in Nappa carbon-style black leather with massage function.

Other highlights include a premium Dynaudio audio system offers 11 speakers and 700-watt subwoofer, and area view camera 360°.

Erik Winter, Managing Director of VPCM was delighted to introduce the all-new Arteon R-Line to the Malaysian market. “The stunning Arteon really needs no introduction, and this is a model that Malaysians have been patiently waiting for. As our new flagship, the Arteon elevates the Volkswagen brand for us as it beautifully captures design, performance and function while offering a greater feeling of exclusivity. Having it as an R-Line model, adds sportiness even more to the heart of the Arteon.”

Arteon – Form Follows Fascination

A masterpiece on wheels, the Arteon made its global debut in 2017 is now is locally assembled at the Volkswagen plant in Pekan, Pahang.

The five-door fastback is Volkswagen’s flagship model and offers the perfect combination of avant-garde design with dynamic handling. Its name is a true reflection of its appearance – ‘Art’ describes the fastback’s harmonious lines and emotionality, while ‘eon’ identifies’ it as a premium Volkswagen model.

The Arteon was designed to arouse emotions and create desirability, and paired with sporty R-Line trimmings, one is ensured a car that is visually breath taking from every angle.

Highline 1.4 TSI


Full LED headlamps and tail lights, 18” Kingston alloy wheels, front and rear fog lights.


‘Vienna’ leather seats, 12-way electric driver seat, 3-zone ‘Climatronic’ air-conditioning, ambient lighting, leather multi-function steering wheel, paddle shifters, cruise control.

Engine & Performance

1.4 TSI with 6-speed wet clutch DSG giving outputs of 150PS and 250Nm. Fuel consumption rated at approximately 7.3 litres/100km.


11.7” Digital Cockpit instrument cluster, 8” Composition Media touchscreen, rear-view camera.


Six airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA), Multi-collision brakes, Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB, and hill-hold control.

R-Line 2.0 TSI


R-Line bumpers, front side panel design strips, dual-tipped tailpipes, rear spoiler, 19” Sebring alloy wheels.


12-way electric R-Line sports front seats in Vienna leather, R-Line badge on seats and steering wheel, stainless aluminium sports pedals, aluminium scuff plates, ‘Dark Grid’ aluminium inserts, black headliner.

Engine & Performance

2.0 TSI with 7-speed wet clutch DSG producing 220PS and 350Nm. Also fitted with 4MOTION all-wheel drive technology.


Digital Cockpit, 9.2” Discover Pro navigation infotainment with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, voice & gesture control.

Driving Features

Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) with Driving Mode Selection offering up to 15 driving style preferences and four driving modes – Comfort, Normal, Individual, and Off-Road. Adaptive shock absorbers calculate data from sensors to provide optimum settings to suit the driver’s preference and needs.


Hill Descent Control (HDC) as part of the 4MOTION system.

The Volkswagen R-Line variants take inspiration from the Volkswagen performance R range. The R-Line range is a sporty styling package fitted onto the vehicle to give it an extra edge in creating an overall sportier look while maintaining great value.

As an R-Line model, the Arteon’s head-turning exterior is complemented with an aggressive front chrome grill with R-Line badge, LED headlights and taillights with dynamic indicators, a rugged black rear spoiler, 19” Montevideo alloy wheels, and lower chrome trimmings.

Form follows function with the Arteon R-Line. It doesn’t just offer presence – but space too, with a best-in-class boot space of 563 litres, accessible with an Easy Open boot function.

Exterior: The Arteon R-Line’s design is defined by a lower roofline, frameless doors and a rear slope that continues down to the tail, making it more aerodynamic and stylish, giving it a more upmarket appearance and clearly distinguishing it as a fastback. Both elegant and dynamic, it offers a remarkable amount of space and comfort with its coupé-like lines.

Sporting an all-LED headlight system, front headlights are equipped with Dynamic Cornering Lights while the rear taillights come with sequential turn signals. A first, the Arteon comes with All Weather Light, a special lighting pattern that offers wider illumination to enhance visibility depending on the weather condition.

Interior: The interior of the Arteon R-Line exudes sporty luxury. Front passengers are spoilt for comfort with a 14-way ErgoComfort seat decked in R-Line badging, while the driver is able to enjoy an additional massage function. For audiophiles, the Arteon is fitted with a Dynaudio sound system that offers a premium audio experience with its 11 speakers, 16 channel digital amplifier, one subwoofer and 700W of sheer sound luxury.

Adding to the luxurious ambience are Silver Rise aluminium inserts, Titanium Black headliner, an analog clock and 3-color ambient lighting.

Engine and Performance: The Arteon R-Line is offered with a 2.0TSI turbocharged engine and a new and improved 7-speed double wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG). It produces an output of 190PS and torque of 320Nm for a truly dynamic driving experience.

For those wanting to customise their drive, the all-new Arteon R-Line comes with Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), which offers up to 15 selectable increments and five different driving modes – Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport and Individual.

Connectivity: With sharp resolution and higher clarity, the 11.7” Digital Cockpit allows drivers access to driving data with six customizable screen views and over 30 combination options, including 2D and 3D navigation and a full 100% map view.

Connectivity at your fingertips, the 9.2” Discover Pro touchscreen infotainment system allows drivers to connect wirelessly via Apple Car Play, and available for Android Auto and Mirrorlink via a Type C USB port. The system offers voice control, gesture control and is even customizable to feature a split screen view.

Safety: The Arteon R-Line is equipped with safety features such as Post Collision Braking System that prevents a second collision; Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) that takes preventive measures during a collision by cutting the fuel supply, unlocking the door and turning on the hazard lights; and Electronic Different Lock (XDS) that improves traction and reduce understeer.

Other standard safety features are Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Brake Assist (BA), Hill-hold Control, Proactive Passenger Protection System and Active Bonnet for pedestrian protection.

The Arteon also comes with Area View 360 camera that combines the use of all four cameras to offer a complete bird’s eye view. This screen is customizable and available in full or split views.

Space and Convenience: The Arteon R-Line’s long wheelbase enables a remarkably generous interior architecture for this body form that creates a spacious feeling with plenty of headroom and legroom at all five seat positions.

Its wide-opening rear hatch is hinged at the top to provide easy access to the 563-litre luggage compartment – that is best-in-class. Additionally, the rear comes with the Easy Open function which uses sensors to electronically open the boot by detecting the driver’s foot beneath the bumper. A first for Volkswagen in Malaysia, the all-new Arteon R-Line comes with Easy Close which provides a 20-second delayed closing of the boot, giving the driver freedom to remove items in the boot using both hands with ease.

The Arteon R-Line is also equipped with Tyre Pressure Monitoring System which monitors individual tyres pressure; and manoeuvre braking that automatically applies brakes to prevent collision when it senses an object at speeds of up to 10kmph.

Colours: Five colours are available; metallic colours are Manganese Grey, Turmeric Yellow and Pyrite Silver; and two pearl-effect colours the Deep Black and Oryx White Pearl.

Price: The all-new Arteon R-Line is priced at RM225,490 and comes with 3 years free maintenance, 5 years unlimited mileage warranty and 5 years roadside assistance. With the current sales tax break, the recommended retail price of the all-new Arteon R-Line is RM220,043.28 until the 31st of December 2020.

Open for Bookings: Passat R-Line

VPCM is now accepting pre-bookings for the new Passat R-Line. The sportier big brother of the Passat Elegance, the new Passat R-Line is also locally assembled and is expected to be priced between RM200,000 to RM210,000.

Taking its inspiration from the Volkswagen R models, the R-Line range was created to offer drivers a way to express their individuality and make a statement, while still providing great value. The Passat R-Line is the second R-Line model offered by VPCM after the Golf R-Line.

The Passat R-Line is decked with sporty touches, thanks to new R-Line front and rear bumpers, side R-Line badge, chrome trims and 19” Verona alloy wheels. As for the interior, R-Line trim is evident on the Nappa carbon-style black leather seats, steering wheel and aluminium sports pedals.

Powering the Passat R-Line is a new 2.0TSI turbocharged engine that produces 190PS and torque of 320Nm. Paired with a new and improved 7-speed wet clutch direct shift gearbox (DSG), one can expect an exhilarating and effortless driving experience. Safety is strengthened with Side Assist with 180-degree detection range of up to 50 metres; and Rear Traffic Alert which warns drivers reversing out of parking spaces of vehicles approaching at an angle of 90 degrees.

For driver connectivity, the Passat R-Line fitted with Volkswagen’s Discover Pro infotainment system with a 9.2” touchscreen. Convenient features include voice control, gesture control, a customizable three-view split screen and Wireless App-Connect with Apple Car Play.

The Passat R-Line will be available in six colours. Metallic colours are Aquamarine Blue, Tamarind Brown, Manganese Grey and Reflex Silver; and two pearl-effect colours are also available at no additional charge, Deep Black and Oryx White.