Wolfsburg – Volkswagen has revealed an R-Line package for its facelifted Golf range in Germany, offering some of the racy style that you’d associate with an R badge, but without the price tag.
The revised Golf is due in South Africa during the second quarter of this year and although the R-Line pack has yet to be confirmed for our market, the fact that a similar offering is available on the new Tiguan is a good sign that it is on the cards.
So what's the deal with R-Line? Obviously there’s no performance mods here, just a choice of two styling packages – one that spruces up the exterior only and another that brings some sporty attitude inside as well. The pack is available on Comfortline and Highline models.
Exterior mods start with a choice of various 17- and 18-inch alloy wheel options (Sebring, Singapore or Marseille) and also include an R-Line front bumper with high-gloss black intake screens, a honeycomb structure for the lower intake and R-Line badging on the grille.
Moving to the back the cars stand apart with an R-Line-specific diffuser, trapezoidal chrome trims and a rear spoiler with aero flaps.
While you can stop the extravagance there, some extra cash will buy you the top R-Line package that redecorates your interior with R-Line sports seats, upholstered in either Carbon Flag/San Remo cloth or Black-Crystal Grey Vienna leather, as well as a multi-function sports steering wheel with contrast stitching and R-Line badging, and Dark Diamond Flag inlays.
Not sold yet? The pack also brings contrast stitching to the gear lever and floor mats, stainless steel door sill panels and pedals, and black roof lining.
We would show you what it looks like inside, but Volkswagen hasn’t released any interior pictures as yet.