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2021 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI R-Line review

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The new Passat R-Line A new breed of athlete


Sublime design superb Performance

The new Passat R-Line raises the bar when it comes to style and performance.  Distinctive R-Line accents include specially designed front and rear bumpers, chrome body trim highlights, LED headlights blending seamlessly into the front chrome radiator grille and 'Gloss Black' surrounds featuring integrated fog lights. The Passat R-Line also now comes equipped with a 2.0TSI turbocharged engine offering 220PS and 350NM for a stellar performance. 


Elegant and Dynamic - in a word

The exterior styling continues with the striking tornado line that runs from the front panel to the rear, as does the chrome detailing on the lower doors and lower front and rear bumpers. Side skirts and a 'Gloss Black' rear diffuser add to the sporty look and are enhanced by LED rear tail lights. Dynamic, sporty and self-assured, the new Passat R-Line commands attention, leaving a lasting impression wherever it goes.

R-Line styling

R-Line motorsport inspired styling

With 19" alloy wheels and R-Line front bumper and badging, the Passat R-Line looks good from every angle. 

LED headlight system with LED daytime running lights

See better, be seen

The system also incorporates dynamic headlight range control and dynamic cornering light with dynamic indicators for a safer and more assuring drive. 


LED taillights with signature lighting

Dynamic indicators

The Passat is equipped with a striking pair of LED taillights that is stylish, while enhancing safety for any time of the day. The LED taillights also incorporates dynamic indicators and signature lighting. 

Connected. Always linked to the world

Whether it is making a call while driving, getting current traffic information, wanting to reach your destination using App-Connect or listening to your music playlist, the Passat offers various possibilities using modern technology, and in an uncomplicated way.

Digital Cockpit

Something to look forward to

Discover intelligent connectivity, and the latest generation of digital instruments easily configured at the touch of a button.

Discover Pro Infotaintment

Listen to the radio, and much more

The Discover Pro system in the Passat combines navigation and connectivity with in-car entertainment - all controlled from its easy-to-use 9.2-inch touchscreen colour display.


Wireless App-Connect

Full connectivity

Wireless App-Connect with Car Play and Android Auto allows you to easily display selected Apple and Android smartphone apps on the infotaintment touchscreen system using CarPlay™ from Apple and Android Auto from Google. 

Voice Control

Your smart assistant

Choose your favorite music and plan your route while keeping your eyes on the road. 

700W of pure sound

The exclusive Harman Kardon 700W digital sound system features a sophisticated, elegant design, 16-channel digital amplifier and surround sound, delivering seriously impressive acoustics via its 12 high performance speakers.

Exemplary sound Cutting Edge Technology

11 speakers and the additional center speaker transform the sound system into an audio experience that brings to life all the richness, emotion and intensity music can offer. More than just listening to music, you become part of it.

Individual Sound Settings Experience Sound

Tune into the rhythm of your soul and go where you want to go with a choice of four sound settings: PURE, CHILL OUT, LIVE and ENERGY. Each of the four settings accentuates a different aspect, allowing you to adjust the system to create your own personal listening experience, find your way back to you and own your moment.

Safety. Always protected, always there

The safety system in your Passat ensure more driving comfort and helps you deal with critical situations very well - or even avoid them. Either way, it feels good to know that it is there.

Side Assist

Changing lanes made safer

Provides the driver with support for lane changing by indicating the presence of vehicles within the area which is critical for lane changing. A symbol in the relevant wing mirror lights up continuously to warn the driver of the potential risk.


Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Exiting parking made easier

Rear Cross Traffic Alert, warns drivers reversing out of parking spaces of vehicles approaching at an angle of 90 degrees - this is the usual situation in the case of parking spaces at right angles to the road. 


Proactive Occupant Protection System

Protecting you always

The system detects when an emergency manoeuvre is being made and prepares the vehicle and its occupants for a possible collision. 

Automatic Post Collision Brake System

Always helping you every time

Applies the brakes to prevent or mitigate a subsequent impact when a vehicle is involved in a collision.

Rest Assist (Driver Alert System)

Being alert

Get reminded to take a break on long and tiring journeys.


6 airbags

All around protection

Stay protected with front, side and curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. 


Keeping your children safe

Secures your child's car seat to reduce the risk of injury in an accident.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Safety net for a safer drive

Detects critical situations at an early stage, and takes action to stop skidding and help bring your car safely back under control.

Comfort. Made for your exciting journey ahead

Uncomplicated handling and many convenient extras ensure that you enjoy every day in a relaxed way.

Exclusive Interior

For your comfortable serene drive

Continuing with the updated concept is an interior that has been developed with the new aesthetics, clarity and high value to match. The ambient lighting with 30 colour options adds a sense of calmness and introduces a visually pleasing interior. 


'KESSY' keyless locking and starting system

Available in the Passat entering your car and starting your engine just got easier. All of this can be done by just having your key in your pocket. 

Driver seat with memory, massage and electric support

Comfort for the long journeys

The Passat R-Line also comes with massage function and electric lumbar support for its driver for that extra bit of comfort for the longer journeys.  

Easy Open

Loading made easier with magic tailgate

A relaxed journey starts even before you sett off with the 'Easy Open' sensor-controlled luggage compartment opener. A small movement of your foot under the rear of the vehicle is all that's needed. 

3-zone 'Climatronic'

Keeping you cool always

The 3-zone "Climatronic" automatically ensures clean air and healthy air conditioning in the interior of the vehicle.  

Air Care 'Climatronic'

Keeping you healthy always

Air Care 'Climatronic' keeps pollen, fungal spores and particulates out from entering the car. The air purification system uses an air quality sensor with an active biogenic filter that is more effective than conventional pollen filters. The active biogenic filter also prevents fungal spores and minute allergens from entering the car.

Rear view camera

Reversing made easier with easy-to-follow guidelines

Our rear view camera lets you spot any obstacles behind your car - even moving ones - quickly and easily, thanks to the camera built into the boot.

Manoeuvre Braking

There to assist you

Manoeuvre braking helps to automatically brake the car when it senses objects up to 10km/h to minimizes all those dings and minor scuffs during parking. 

Ambient Lighting Make it your own

The ambient lighting with adjustable intensity ensures an impressive and unique feeling of space. The Nappa Carbon R-Line seats with its 14 way electric adjustment also cossets you for that impeccable comfort at all times.

Technology. Combination of ultimate performance

The modern engine technology in your Passat is characterised by economy, high torque and power. It is exactly right for you if you like driving and drive a lot, but still want to keep your consumption down.

Turbocharged Engine

Benefit from high performance with low fuel consumption.

The Passat R-Line 2.0TSI engine provides exemplary power and torque at all times. It delivers 220PS of puncy performance for your driving pleasure. 350Nm comes at a low 1,500rpm for immediate pickup and excellent power. 

DCC with Driving Mode Selection

The Passat R-Line adapts to your driving style.

Do you prefer to drive economically or in a sportier style? Or is comfort more your thing? With the Driving Mode Selection that includes the Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) in the Passat R-Line, you can adjust the way your car drives to match your personal driving style and the current road and traffic conditions.  



For your safe driving pleasure.

Our new XDS technology lets you grip the road when cornering fast. It improves the response of the car to ensure an even safer drive. 



6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG)

The fast and efficient 6-speed automatic ensures a smooth hassle-free and relaxed drive. DSG gives you the ease of an automatic with the responsiveness and fuel efficiency of a manual. 



Excellent Fuel Consumption

The Passat offers excellent combined fuel consumption of 6.9l/100km. With the 66 litres tank, the Passat is capable of 900km per tank. 


Scale Silver
Aquamarine Blue
Deep Black
Oryx White
Manganese Grey
Scale Silver
Aquamarine Blue
Deep Black
Oryx White
Manganese Grey

Scale Silver

Aquamarine Blue

Deep Black

Oryx White
Pearl Effect

Manganese Grey


2.0TSI R-Line
2.0TSI Elegance
2.0TSI R-Line
2.0TSI Elegance

2.0TSI 220PS | 350Nm

Additional on top of Elegance

2.0TSI - 220PS | 350Nm
DCC - Dynamic Chassis Control
DMS - Driving Mode Selection
XDS - Electronic Differential Lock 

R-Line Interior
'Dark Diamond Flag' interior trimming
Driver ergoComfort 14 way seat with memory and electric lumbar support
R-Line leather-wrapped multi-function sports steering wheel
R-Line Black headliner, aluminum scuff plates and aluminum sports pedals
R-Line Nappa Carbon leather seat upholstery
Premium 700W Harman Kardon 12 speaker sound system

R-Line Exterior
'Verona' alloy wheels 19", tyres 235/40 R19
R-Line rear sport bumpers with chrome
R-Line front bumpers sports with black accents
R-Line sill extension
R-Line logo on side and front grille


2.0TSI 190PS | 320Nm


2.0TSI 190PS turbocharged direct injection petrol 4-cylinder engine
DSG 7-speed direct shift gearbox
Full LED headlights system with LED daytime running lights
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
9.2" touchscreen 'Discover Pro' navigation infotainment system
Wireless App-Connect® smartphone connectivity (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
Side Assist with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Proactive Passenger Protection System

Enjoy peace of mind with your Volkswagen

3 Years Free Maintenance
5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty
5 Years Roadside Assistance
3 Years Free Maintenance
5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty
5 Years Roadside Assistance

3 Years Free Maintenance

All Volkswagen cars registered from the 1st of January 2018 are eligible, regardless of model.

5 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty

All new Volkswagen passenger vehicles purchased from an authorised Volkswagen Dealership in Malaysia qualify.

5 Years Roadside Assistance

Wherever you are, when you need us most, we're only a phone-call away.


Now at RM2,097 per month when you book online

Equipment highlights:
  • 2.0TSI engine with 7-speed DSG
  • App-Connect (MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto)
  • 12-way electronic adjustable front leather seats


Trade-Up to a new Volkswagen with Das WeltAuto

The Trade-Up campaign is targeted to existing owners who are in the market for a new Volkswagen. With this campaign, owners will be able to enjoy up to RM3,000 trade-in support for all models, including the Golf GTI, Arteon R-Line, Tiguan Allspace variants, Passat Elegance, and the Passat R-Line.

Your safety is always our priority

Throughout all our Volkswagen showrooms and service centres, we continue to enforce strict precautionary measures already in place from our #Safehands initiative 

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