Volkswagen is having a major push into US markets to follow the presence of the Japanese, Koreans and of course their fellow European companies.
Expect to see all of the German companies guns brought to bear on that country as they try to take market share away from competitors. R Line is the equivalent of FPV or HSV in Australian makes. It doesn't quite to the AMG or M style sports packages that MB and BMW offer, but let me tell you that R Line is just, well nicer than the standard car. Generally a bit more sportier look on the outside, more luxury on the inside with all the passive and active safety items you'd expect from VW. Australia? Probably not, but we can always dream.
If you'd like to see what's possible in our current range in Australia, call into the showroom of Northstar Volkswagen at 322 Anzac Avenue Kippa-Ring, just a 15 minute drive from the Brisbane Airport precinct. Northstar VW is also online at www.nortstarvw.com.au or for monthly specials visit www.lovemyvw.com.au If you're after more information on everything VW, www.mycarreview.com.au is your site.
2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line
The US-Spec Volkswagen CC is set to receive the R-Line treatment before the end of the year and here are the first photos to prove it. The model received its mid-cycle facelift for the 2013 model year and went on sale in March, the R-Line version will arrive in dealerships before the end of the year.
Exterior design updates distinguish it from the standard model and include a redesigned and sportier front bumper that boasts a larger air intake as well as projector-style fog lights. A set of unique 18-inch alloy wheels, shaded taillights and R-Line badging completes the look. Inside the cabin, there are stainless-steel R-Line scuff plates and a multifunction steering wheel.
The package is only available with 2.0-liter, turbocharged TSI engine that generates 200 PS (147 kW / 197 hp) with either six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The Volkswagen CC R-Line will be unveiled at the Auto Mobil International show in Leipzig on June 1st.