Shortly after the Volkswagen Golf underwent a facelift, the new e-Golf has been unveiled at the ongoing Los Angeles Auto Show, featuring a series of visual and performance tweaks.
Visually, the e-Golf receives the same LED headlamps and daytime running light design as its other Golf siblings, albeit with blue accents that extend across the upper grille. Further visual differences can be seen in the lower section of the front bumper, where C-shaped positioning lights can be seen.
Elsewhere, the e-Golf gets its own unique wheels, while the rear of the electric vehicle features faux “exhausts.” Meanwhile, the interior of the EV gets upgraded with the same features as the rest of the range, featuring a 9.2-inch infotainment display, gesture control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink support.
The e-Golf also comes with Volkswagen’s Active Info Display, while its safety and assistance systems have been improved to include Traffic Jam Assist (semi-autonomous driving up to 60 km/h), pedestrian monitoring for Front Assist with City Emergency Braking and Emergency Assist, Blind Spot Monitor Plus, Lane Assist, Park Assist and Light Assist.
Revisions have also been made to the e-Golf’s electric powertrain, where a much higher capacity 35.8 kWh lithium-ion battery replaces the 24.2 kWh unit from the outgoing model. This is used to power the car’s new 100 kW (134 hp) and 290 Nm electric motor, which itself is a 15 kW (20 hp) and 20 Nm improvement from before.
In terms of performance, the e-Golf will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds, and its top speed is now 150 km/h. More importantly, the car’s electric driving range is now 300 km following the NEDC cycle, representing a range extension of around 50%, according to the company.
Recharging to 80% will take an hour if the car is plugged into a fast DC charging station (40 kW), and if you prefer to use the car’s on-board charger (7.2 kW) connected to a regular wallbox, it’ll take less than six hours to get it up to a full charge.