R12 - The retractable towbar
Comfortable and always ready
to use

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The benefits of a retractable towbar

  • Compact: The compact construction and special retractable mechanism make these towbars compatible even for cars with limited available space behind the bumper. 
  • Convenience: The plug on the ball neck makes it easy to wire the trailer or bike carrier into the car's electrical system.
  • Immediately ready for use & almost invisible: The towbar releases in seconds when needed — the rest of the time it is hidden and stored behind the bumper.


R12 - manually retractable with electrical release

  • Comfortable handling
  • Perfect fit and easy to install
  • Maintenance free
  • Safe locking thanks to optical and acoustic signals
  • System works independently -> no additional programming of the retractable module is necessary
  • Safety chain hole easily accessable on the neck (ECE R55 approved)
  • 13 pin car specific wiring kit included
  • Integrated socket holder on the towball neck
  • EC approved



The retractable towbar is the luxury version of towbars. With the simple push of a button it becomes available – no matter if you want to go on tour with your cycle carrier or if you want to go on vacation with your caravan.

IT'S GENIUS: The towball can become invisible without having to be removed and stowed away. So you can never lose it!



Regard our installation video
using the Audi A4 as an example.



A retractable towbar is currently available for retrofitting for the following models:

  • Audi A3 Saloon from year of construction 04/20
  • Audi A3 Sportback from year of construction 11/19
  • Audi A4 Saloon from year of construction 05/15
  • Audi A4 Estate from year of construction 05/15
  • Audi Q5 from year of construction 02/17
  • Audi Q2 from year of construction 11/16
  • Audi Q3 from year of construction 07/18
  • Hyundai Tucson III from year of contruction 11/20
  • Skoda Octavia IV from year of construction 01/20
  • VW Golf VIII Estate from year of construction 08/20

The following models are currently under development and are expected to be available soon:

  • Volvo XC40 from year of construction 10/17
  • Volvo XC60 II from year of construction 03/17
  • VW Tiguan from year of construction 04/16