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Dynamic equipment packages from Volkswagen Individual*New in Spring 2007: R line options upgrade interior and exterior*R line packages for the Golf, Touran, Passat and TouaregStarting in Spring 2007 Volkswagen Individual will be launching the newly designed R Line packages for the Golf, Touran, Passat and Touareg model ranges. The other global brands will then follow step-by-step. So far “R” has exclusively stood for high-performance cars such as the Golf R32 (250 hp), or the new Passat R36 (300 hp). Thanks to the new R line options now for the first time exterior and interior equipment can be exclusively individualized for sportiness, for the most part independently from the type of engine. The idea behind it: all R line products take up on the characteristic design elements that also distinguish the Golf R32 or the Passat R36. The entry into the world of sporty Volkswagens is becoming significantly more economical. In their implementation the differentiation to these top-notch athletes is however large enough that the independence and exclusivity of each model is maintained.R line for the GolfVolkswagen Individual has designed three different R line options for the Golf. For the first upgrade stage starting with the Golf Trendline an R line package is available consisting of sporty 17-inch alloy wheels (of type “Omanyt”) with wide tires, a sport leather steering wheel (three spokes, perforated leather, R32-style steering wheel clip), parking brake lever and gearshift knob in leather, R-style pedals, door trims and an identifying R logo on the outside of the car.Volkswagen put together the “Plus” R line package for the next upgrade level. In addition to the features in the first package, here top sport seats in front (“Monte Carlo” fabric with R embossed headrests) refine the interior. The “Plus” package also enters the scene with its own “Engine Spin dark” décor.New car buyers can order the “Exterior” R line package separately from these two packages. The package adds a dynamic look to the already powerfully designed Golf. These are the ingredients: the protective radiator grill in dual fin design with a matte chrome surface familiar from the R32, air inlets in slatted look, 17-inch alloy wheels (of type “Omanyt”), roof edge spoiler, painted spoiler lower sections (front and back), a black diffusor, R logos on the sides of the front fenders and interior door trim.For all Golf R line packages Volkswagen Individual offers optional 18-inch alloy wheels including sport chassis. “Vienna” leather equipment and a sporty dark rooflining can also be added to the “Plus” package.These three R line packages – with some car-specific variations – are also being offered by Volkswagen Individual for the Touran (Trendline and Highline), Passat and Passat Variant (Sportline and Highline) and Touareg model series. All of them are also related, among other things, by the R line “Omanyt” wheels, developed for different sizes (up to 20 inches for the Touareg) and loads. R line versions for other Volkswagen models are also entirely conceivable. The R line equipment packages for the Touran, Passat and Touareg in detail:R line for the TouranVolkswagen Individual showed an R line equipment program for the latest generation Touran just now introduced at the Essen Motor Show. Similar to the Golf, new car buyers can also directly customize the configuration of the Touran (in Trendline and Highline versions) with the R line package. This is available for all engine types (with the exception of the Touran EcoFuel and Touran TDI with 66 kW).With the R line package the Touran is enhanced with 18-inch alloy wheels (of type Omanyt), a sport chassis, a multifunctional leather steering wheel (with R line logo in the vertical spoke), R pedals, R design door trim and matching R line logo on the outside. In addition, the package includes an R line front section with painted bumper, radiator grill with chrome dual fins and a rear bumper that is also painted. R line logos on the right and left fenders indicate this equipment line.R line for the PassatThe Passat is among the most successful cars in the world. This Volkswagen (as a sedan and Variant) will also be available with the new R line package in the course of the coming year. Passat buyers choosing the “Sportline” and “Highline” equipment lines can also go for an “Interior” or “Exterior” package (available for all engine types).The “Interior” R line package includes top sport seats (front) with electric 12-way adjustment including electrically adjustable lumbar support and a memory function on the driver’s side (“Monte Carlo” fabric design, black on seating strip with R logo in the backrests of the front seats, “Highline” in leather equipment). Also included in this package are décor inlays in “Engine Spin dark” style, a multifunctional leather steering wheel with R logo and control buttons for the optional DSG direct shift gearbox, the Plus multifunctional display, a gearshift knob in leather and R design pedal caps. As with all other models this equipment also includes R line door trims and 17-inch alloy wheels (of type “Omanyt”).The “Exterior” R line package, available separately or in addition, includes custom bumpers (completely in car color plus black diffusor in back), crest radiator grill with dual fin design, sport chassis, R line interior door trim and 17-inch alloy wheels (of type “Omanyt”), developed exclusively for the R line versions. The V6 versions come standard equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels of the same type (optionally available for all other Passat R line versions). The protective radiator grill is finished in matte chrome.R line for the TouaregThe new Touareg generation will be offered with three R line packages in the future. They can be ordered for all engine versions starting from 165 kW (V6 TDI). In the first upgrade stage here the R line program offers extras including 20-inch alloy wheels (of type “Omanyt”), sport chassis, a four-spoke leather steering wheel, selector lever with R line logo, interior door trim in front with R line logo and pedal caps in R line design. Volkswagen offers “Casablanca” 20-inch alloy wheels as an alternative.The “Plus” R line package provides an even higher degree of customization. It additionally includes a sport seating system in leather (“Nappa”) with R line logos in the front headrests as well as very high-quality R line “Engine Spin dark” interior applications.The “Exterior” R line package is also available for the Touareg. Included in this program of refinement are a matte chrome finished radiator grill with dual fins, custom bumpers also with front transverse web and rear diffusor in chrome (matte) design, special side sills and interior door trim as well as 20-inch alloy wheels of type “Omanyt”.

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