Facelifted Volkswagen e-Golf to make its world debut in November
An unveiling for the facelifted version of VW’s electric hatchback could come as soon as the LA motor show; new 134bhp electric motor among its upgrades
The facelifted Volkswagen e-Golf will make its debut in November, possibly at the LA motor show, ahead of going on sale early next year.
The upgraded car, which was hinted at by VW boss Herbert Diess at the Paris motor show, will offer a zero-emissions driving range of up to 300km (about 186 miles). By comparison, the current e-Golf can travel up to 118 miles on a single charge, and costs from £31,680.
VW’s e-Golf will also come with the firm’s upgraded suite of infotainment and connectivity features, incorporating gesture control for the first time. Gesture controls were shown on the e-Golf Touch concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
While the current e-Golf can only be had with a 113bhp electric motor, the facelifted model will also be offered with a new 134bhp motor – allowing for greater performance.
Electric mobility is a big subject for VW at this year’s Paris show, where the manufacturer has also unveiled the ID concept car. The all-electric model will reach production in 2020 and can travel up to 373 miles on a single charge.
The e-Golf should arrive in showrooms at around the same time as the facelifted Golf hatchback.