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STYLING TOUCH-UP: The VW Touareg range, launched in South Africa in 2010, is now available with an optional R-Line package.

Volkswagen SA has introduced an R-Line package to emphasise the the athleticism of its big Touareg SUV that was launched in South Africa in 2010.

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The Touareg is the first of the current line of VW's sold in South Africa to be offered with the optional package, which includes R-Design features and a sport suspension.


The R-Line line, intended to give the Touareg a more dynamic exterior look, includes a new front spoiler, a matte black rear diffuser and oval tailpipes piercing the redesigned rear bumper. A roof spoiler completes the look from the rear and body-coloured sills and chromed door bump strips distinguish the R-Line model in profile.

The exterior look is finished off with 20” alloy rims.

Leather sport seats are provided for the front occupants, there are shift paddles on the leather-trimmed steering wheel (with gloss black inserts), and pedals and door  sills in stainless steel.

The R-Line package costs R35 000 and is available on all Touareg derivatives except the Terrain Tech.

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Touareg 206kW 3.6 FSI V6 - R595 400
Touareg 180kW 3.0 TDI BlueMotion Technology V6 - R661 000
Touareg 250kW 4.2 TDI V8 - R822 300

A five-year or 100 000km Volkswagen Automotion Plan is standard.

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