The Volkswagen Golf has had several generations made into electric City-Stromer models. The first model was back in the 70’s, when VW converted a standard Golf Mk1 and converted it to electric power. We think that the new 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf will be slightly upgraded than the current version. Since the production version of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, it became one of the best selling plug-in electric vehicles in the market. Naturally, we expect that the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf will be even better, and more competitive in the market, particularly with market-leading Nissan LEAF.
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf Exterior
The look of the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf won’t change much compare to the current model. The car has quite familiar design as before with slight modification. The front of the car feature new LED headlamps, with contour of the air intakes. The side of the bumper is covered in LED, used for daytime driving. The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf looks like pretty much normal family car, and from profile the vehicle is no different than the current model. Still, being a compact family car it feature a modern and unique look.
Interior of 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
The interior of the 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf also features upgrades and modification. Still, it is expected that it will offer more or less same options as the usual model . The vehicle comes with room for 5 passengers, and seats can be upgraded with leather materials. Although the new e-Golf won’t be much different inside than the current model, it still is one of the best equipped electric vehicles as far as high-tech options are concerned. The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf will be available with features such as 6.5 inch touchscreen display, Navigation system, Clima-tronic automatic dual-zone climate control system, Electronic parking brake, Rear View camera, Automatic headlights and wipers and Front and rear park distance control.
Volkswagen e-Golf 2016 Engine and Transmission
The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf comes with a small electric motor capable of producing up to 115 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle is able to accelerate form 0 to 60 mph in just 10 seconds and top speed is around 90 mph. The 264 cell 24.2 kWh battery enable the car to go between 70 and 90 miles on a single charge which is quite well. Fuel economy of the 2016 e-Golf is 126 mpg in the city and 105 mpg on highways.
Release Date of Volkswagen e-Golf 2016
There is not an official data about the release date of the new 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf, but it is anticipated that this will model hit the markets in the end of the year, but this probably won’t happen. Bigger chances are that the 2016 e-Golf will come during the 2016.
2016 e-Golf Price
The starting price of the new 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf will be lower than the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf. The new car will be around $4,500 cheaper than the current model and it is around $29,000. The new VW e-Golf will be the 5th-cheapest electric car on the American market and it bears right around the same price as Nissan LEAF, making it very competitive in the growing electric cars segment.
Her’s a look at last year model:
More info on official Volkswagen site.