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Volkswagen Australia Passenger Vehicle Model Year 2012 (MY12) Changes

Volkswagen Passenger Vehicle Model Year 2012 Changes Summary

ModelChange – Model/Feature/Option
PoloSavanna Yellow exterior paint colour has been discontinued
PoloComfortline models now feature a gloss black radiator grille (previously matte black)
PoloThe optional automatic air conditioning display changes from blue to white/negative
PoloThe optional Bi-Xenon headlights (GTI) are supplied with a LED number plate light
PoloThe RCD310 audio system display changes from blue to white/negative
GolfThe 77TDI Trendline DSG model has been discontinued
GolfThe Golf R 3 Door manual and DSG models have been discontinued
GolfOptional adaptive chassis control has been discontinued for Comfortline models
GolfOptional Dynaudio premium audio has been discontinued for Comfortline models
GolfThe optional Bi-Xenon headlights (std R) are supplied with a LED number plate light
Golf, Golf WagonChange from “Lo” to “ACmax” label on the manual air conditioning system
Golf, Golf WagonBluetooth connectivity is standard for Trendline models (and above) exc. BlueMotion
Golf, Golf WagonMedia Device Interface (MDI) is standard for Comfortline models (and above)
Golf, Golf WagonThe RCD310 audio system display changes from blue to white/negative
JettaChange from “Lo” to “ACmax” label on the manual air conditioning system
JettaThe RCD310 audio system display changes from blue to white/negative
EosNew option: Keyless access with remote roof operation
PassatNew option: Sport package for Highline sedan and wagon models
PassatDriver assistance & visibility package is supplied with LED number plate light
PassatThe 125TDI Highline is now equipped with Extended Electronic Differential Lock (XDL)
PassatDriver fatigue detection is maintained with driver assistance & visibility package is optioned
Passat, Passat CCThe Rear View Camera (RVC Plus) will not be available from the commencement of MY12
Passat CCSilver Leaf exterior paint colour has been discontinued
TouaregThe Rear View Camera (RVC Plus) will not be available from the commencement of MY12
TouaregAdditional Touareg information to follow via separate bulletin

Model Year Change (MY12) – Start of Production

ModelCountry of ProductionMY Timing*
Polo Trendline & GTISpaincw22/11
Polo Comfortline South Africacw29/11
GolfGermanycw22/11
Golf WagonMexicocw27/11
New BeetleMexicoNo MY Change - EOP
JettaMexicocw27/11
TiguanGermanyNo MY Change - EOP
EOSPortugalcw22/11
PassatGermanycw22/11
Passat CCGermanycw22/11
TouaregSlovakiacw22/11

cw = Calender Week
EOP = End of Production
*A specific Model Year change may have a later start of production date

Model Specific Changes

Polo

  • Savanna Yellow (H5H5) exterior paint colour has been discontinued (communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-4-11-9)
  • The 77TSI Comfortline and 66TDI Comfortline models will now feature a gloss black radiator grille (previously matte black, pictured below)
  • The optional (Comfort package) automatic air conditioning display will change from blue to white on black. This was previously communicated as a MY11.5 change (pictured below)
  • The optional Bi-Xenon headlights for Polo GTI will now also be supplied with an LED rear number plate light. The new package code is WXS (previously WXR). The option retail price remains unchanged at $1,600
  • The RCD310 audio system display will change from blue to white on black (as per automatic air conditioning image)

Golf

  • Golf 77TDI Trendline 7 speed DSG model (5K122P/11) has been discontinued
  • Golf R 3 Door 6 speed manual model (5K1RX62/11) has been discontinued
  • Golf R 3 Door 6 speed DSG model (5K1RX72/11) has been discontinued
  • Optional adaptive chassis control is no longer available for Comfortline models (package codes PDD, P93 & P94)
  • Optional Dynaudio premium audio system is no longer available for Comfortline models (package codes 9VE+RKZ)(The above changes were communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-4-11-9)
  • The optional Bi-Xenon headlights for GTD and GTI will now also be supplied with a LED rear number plate light
  • Golf R will now be standard with a LED rear number plate light
  • Bluetooth connectivity is now standard equipment for Trendline models (and above excluding BlueMotion) (communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-3-11-14)
  • Media Device Interface (MDI) with USB cable is now standard equipment for Comfortline models (and above) (communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-3-11-14)
  • The RCD310 audio system display will change from blue to white on black (as per Polo automatic air conditioning image)
  • The “Lo” label on the manual air conditioning system has changed to “ACmax” (pictured following)

Golf Wagon

  • Bluetooth connectivity is now standard equipment for all models (communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-3-11-14)
  • Media Device Interface (MDI) with USB cable is now standard equipment for Comfortline models (and above) (communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-3-11-14)
  • The RCD310 audio system display will change from blue to white on black (as per Polo automatic air conditioning image)
  • The “Lo” label on the manual air conditioning system has changed to “ACmax” (pictured with Golf)

    Jetta

    • The RCD310 audio system display will change from blue to white on black (as per Polo automatic air conditioning image)
    • The “Lo” label on the manual air conditioning system has changed to “ACmax” (pictured with Golf)

    EOS

    • The new option of Keyless Access is now available. The retail price for the Keyless Access option is $900 (ordering code 4F2)

      The Keyless Access electronic locking and starting system offers the driver extremely convenient and secure access to the vehicle, without having to lay a hand on the key.

      The key only has to be carried by the driver. Within a radius of 1.5 metres around the vehicle the doors and boot can be opened after touching the door handles or the release on the boot. The engine is started (or switched off) simply by pressing the starter button located on the steering column.

      The locking process is just as simple. One press on the button located in the exterior door handles activates the central locking. Should the key have been left inside the vehicle by mistake, the system will refuse to lock the vehicle.

      Additionally, the Keyless Access option for Eos features the ability to open and close the CSC roof by remote control.

      By standing close by the Eos (within approximately one metre) the roof can be remotelyopened by pressing the unlock button once to unlock the car and then within a couple ofseconds pressed and held until the roof has opened fully. Similarly, to remotely close the roof, press the lock button once to lock the car and then again press and hold the button until the roof has completely closed. An audible signal will be heard when each operation has completed.

      Keyless Access offers the driver the ultimate convenience and maximum security.

    Passat

    • An optional Sport Package is now available for the 125TDI Highline and V6 FSI Highlinesedan and wagon models. The Sport Package consists of:
      • Vicenza 18×8” alloy wheels with 235/45 R18 self-sealing mobility tyres, thisincludes a matching spare wheel and tyre (pictured following)
      • Multi-function leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles
      • Front sports seats with Nappa leather appointed upholstery (pictured following)
      • Dark tinted rear side and rear window glass, 65% light absorbing
      • Retail price for the Sport package is $2,300 for the 125TDI Highline and $1,300 forthe V6 FSI Highline. The order code is WJ0+WS4+PM3
    • A LED rear number plate light is now included in the Driver Assistance and Visibility package
    • The 125TDI Highline sedan and wagon models know feature Extended ElectronicDifferential Lock (XDL) as standard equipment
    • The driver Fatigue Detection is now maintained when the Driver Assistance and Visibilitypackage is optioned (for MY11 produced vehicles, the optional package replaced Fatigue Detection). Therefore with this option the Passat now has both an audible and visual warning if fatigue is detected (Fatigue Detection system) as well as an active lane departure warning system (Lane Assist)
    • The Rear View Camera (RVC Plus) will not be available from the commencement ofMY12 production (The restrictions affecting RVC Plus were communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-4-11-13)
      • Therefore RNS510 (retail price $2,300, ordering code R2Z) and Park Assist 2(retail price $900, ordering code 7X5) will be available as stand-alone options

    Passat CC

    • Silver Leaf Metallic (7B7B) exterior paint colour has been discontinued
    • The Rear View Camera (RVC Plus) will not be available from the commencement of MY12 production (The restrictions affecting RVC Plus were communicated in Marketing-Product dealer bulletin 40-4-11-13)
      • Therefore RNS510 (retail price $2,300, ordering code R2Z) and Park Assist 2 (retail price $900, ordering code 7X5) will be available as stand-alone options

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