2020 VW Passat Variant R-Line Edition Is Inconspicuous In A Good Way (Live Pics)

With the new Passat Variant R-Line Edition, Volkswagen is killing two birds with one stone: celebrating the launch of the facelifted iteration and marking almost 30 million units of the family car that have been sold over the years.

Announced for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, it will go on sale in Europe in two months time, with production capped at 2,000 units. All of them come with the brand’s 4Motion all-wheel drive system and are powered by the optional 240 PS (237 hp / 176 kW) diesel or 272 PS (268 hp / 200 kW) petrol engine.

On the outside, the Passat Variant R-Line Edition sports a Moonstone Grey finish. The design is highlighted by a number of high-gloss black elements such as the roof, side window frames, headlight rims, rear diffuser and 19-inch alloy wheels. The roof rails, side mirror caps, roof-mounted spoiler and LED taillights also have a black look.

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The same scheme has been used inside, where black is the dominant color. The car features front R-Line sports seats with fine-quality Nappa leather in the center and carbon leather used for the side bolster, plus stainless steel pedals and side sills, and new ambient lighting.

Volkswagen says the limited edition mid-size estate is equipped with a wide range of standard items, including the Digital Cockpit, 9.2-inch infotainment system with integrated SIM card and others. iPhone users can wirelessly integrate their smartphones into the system via Bluetooth, using Apple CarPlay.

The LED Matrix headlights, Area View camera system and DCC adaptive damper control system are also part of the package, as is the Travel Assist, a function that provides semi-autonomous driving at speeds of up to 210 km/h (130 mph). This feature works by combining the front camera, Front Assist pedestrian monitoring system, Park Assist, Side Assist lane changing system and Adaptive Cruise Control, and requires drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times.

Note: The story has been updated with live images from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

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Photo Credits: Guid ten Brink – SB Medien for Carscoops.com | NP

  • Rocket

    It’s a shame this car is not available in the States. I think VW is missing an opportunity — even if they had to give it the Alltrack treatment. A Passat Alltrack would sell better than the Arteon will. After all this time VW still does not understand the US market.

  • Romain AA

    blandest design. paint it black, you have a nice looking hearst

    • Miknik

      The good thing on this color combo (inside and out) is that you can make press pics in B/W and no one will notice….

  • TheHake

    Sporty but restrained. Just like it should be for a Passat. Nice.

  • Bash

    And somehow all Passat we saw on the roads are bland. This is nice, but people who usually buy Passat, doesn’t care about all that. They are teachers or average mid level accountants or IT guys; people who don’t care about cars.

    • TheHake


      • Bash


        • TheHake

          I LOVE cars. And I really love my Passie. We actually have a pretty active, car-loving Passat forum here in NL.

          • Bash

            Thats cute.
            This is the first time I know about a Passat forum. I know about a Golf, GTI and Sirocco Forums, and I could surely understand a Beetle Forum with no Q about it, specially the classic ones, but a Passat Forum.
            I need to find sometime to google and find out what topics are being discussed in those forums.

          • TheHake

            Mods (inside & out), improvements etc. No troubleshooting because Passats don’t break. 😉

          • Bash

            Mind Blowing.

          • TheHake

            Really? Some of the guys did complete rebuilds from trendline or comfortline to highline or sportline or R-Line. Inside and out. Most install OEM options afterwards with complete descriptions and photos. Stuff like PDC, Park Assist, folding mirrors etc. All with official VW parts but self installed.

          • Bash

            I respect that with no doubts at all. Personally this makes me appreciate the effort and the talented craftsmanship and the work done, It doesn’t make me love the car more tho. Its a personal preference, I hope you are ok with it, with no hard feeling or anything.

          • TheHake

            Unfortunately I absolutely hate you now. Sorry. 😉

          • Bash
  • StrangerGP

    I really like the paintjob-rims-roof combo. 🙂

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