Volkswagen has introduced a more luxurious version of the Touareg SUV, dubbed R-Line. Based on the already well-equipped Touareg Altitude, the Touareg R-Line adds extra equipment and unique R-Line styling cues worth over £4,000 for a premium of just £750.
By Press Association reporters
The Touareg R-Line wears 20-inch alloy wheels while the distinctive front and rear bumpers and side skirts give an even more purposeful look, added to by R-Line badges on the front wings. Standard bi-xenon headlights with dynamic curve lighting and LED daytime running lights are a useful safety feature as well as looking smart and are complemented by LED rear lights and number-plate lights.
On the inside there is a full-length panoramic electric sliding glass sunroof, keyless entry and start and an electrically powered tailgate.
Like all Touaregs the R-Line also comes with leather upholstery, a satellite navigation and audio system with eight-inch full-colour touchscreen, DAB, Bluetooth and MDI multi-device interface for iPods, climate control, a Stop/Start system and battery regeneration, to help maximise fuel efficiency.
The Touareg R-Line is available with an eight-speed automatic gearbox paired to a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine with either 204 PS, for £44,025, or 245 PS, for £45,645.