The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf was officially revealed at the Los Angeles motor show where the brand confirmed that the new edition will offer improved performance and better mile range to its buyers.
A version of the VW Golf was released a couple of weeks ago and the new e-Golf edition has some design changes done so as to match the new lineup from Volkswagen. The front end is closed off and there’s a stripe that runs till the LED headlights. The front fascia of the car also has daytime running lights mounted on the bumper. There are some significant changes and upgrades made to the back side of the e-Golf including animated indicator lights, LED taillights and brand new design for the bumper.
The overall range of the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf has been boosted drastically. The car can cover up to 124 miles on a single charge. The electric motor in the model is tweaked by the engineers allowing it to produce about 134 horsepower combined with 290 Nm torque. While these numbers are not groundbreaking by any means, they are still better than what the older model offered. The acceleration capacity is mediocre as the car takes about 9.6 seconds to go from 0 to 62 miles per hour.
Briefing about the new launch, Volkswagen representatives during the event confirmed that despite increasing range and performance with better horsepower, the power consumption remains the same. The car is now equipped with a tweaked engine and bigger battery but doesn’t compromise on any aspect to deliver these upgrades. The car features a fully digital instrument cluster on the dashboard and has gesture control embedded into the infotainment system. Majority of features can be accessed by simply waving your hands over them.
An online e-remote system is more of an experimental feature that lets users to easily start or stop their car using network, switch on the electric charging and even control the air conditioner. Safety features found in the car include pedestrian monitoring in the front, emergency assist and traffic jam assist for easier driving. The car will go on sale in the first half of 2017 and is expected to be priced around £32,000 in the UK Region. Being in electric car, it will receive some grants from the government that might increase its pricing further, making it more affordable than ever. The model is now available to take a look at the LA auto show display panel.