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Volkswagen eyes the three Rs

Pacey Passat: R36 could join R32 on sale Down Under.

Volkswagen Oz continues to consider the R36 Passat and now the R50 Touareg

3 Aug 2007

VOLKSWAGEN Group Australia (VGA) could soon be teaching its customers the three Rs.

It already has the R32 Golf, but the company is now also looking at R versions of the Passat and Touareg SUV.

VGA managing director Jutta Dierks has told GoAuto the company is looking closely at both performance models.

“We are looking at expanding that R-line,” she said. “We have the R32, which is a nice addition to our range. There is the Passat R36 available which could fit our market. And now there is the R Touareg. We will look at both of these,” Ms Dierks said.

The R36 Passat, which is already available as both a sedan and wagon in Europe, is powered by a 225kW 3.6-litre direct-injection FSI V6, mated to a six-speed DSG transmission and all-wheel drive.

Volkswagen is still working on the R50 Touareg and it is not yet clear which engine will power that car - although a potent turbo-diesel is the most likely contender.

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