Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 99kW e-Golf 35kWh 5dr Auto

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Power asisted steering - speed related
'Lights On' Reminder warning buzzer
Exterior temperature gauge
Multifunction computer
Trip and service interval display
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Brake pad wear indicator warning light
Stop/start system
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection
Speed limit display
8" touch screen
Driver alert system
Instrument cluster in white
Front assistant collision mitigation
ACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Driver profile selection
Car-Net App-Connect
Discover Navigation Pro 9.2" Infotainment system with European map data, 64GB hdd + DVD/CD/DAB with touchscreen, gesture and voice control
Adaptive Cruise Control with pedestrian detection and speed limiter
8" colour touch screen
Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steering
Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
Driver Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modes
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
Front assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitor, city emergency braking + predictive pedestrian protection
Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Push tank flap
Unique e-Golf instrument cluster
MP3/WMA compatability
DAB Digital radio
SD card slot
CD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader, aux-in
Composition media system
DAB Digital radio receiver
Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connection
USB and SD card connectivity
MDI multi device interface
Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
Title and cover art display, 4 X 20W output, USB connection and socket
SMS Functionality
Driver Personalisation profile selection
Title and cover art display
Multi device interface (MDI) via USB connection
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Rain sensor
Body colour door mirrors
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Rear roof spoiler
Automatic headlights
Fully galvanised body
Sill extensions
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Rear fog lamp
Heated rear windscreen
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Uniquely shaped front/rear bumpers
Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
Side sills
Body colour rear roof spoiler
Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
LED daytime running lights
Chrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
LED rear lights
Black rear diffuser
Blue stripe on radiator grille
3D-LED-SBBR with sweeping indicator
Black front air intake and radiator grille with chrome insert
Signature LED daytime running lights
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
Automatic dimming rear view mirror/rain sensor
Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
Rear window aerial
Reflectors in all doors
Tailgate with integrated rear roof spoiler
3D-LED tinted rear light clusters with indicator sweep function
Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function and rain sensor
Halogen headlights range adjustable via infotainment system with LED daytime running lights
High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology
Rear number plate lights incorporating LED technology
Glavanised body
Range adjustable headlights via infotainment system with LED daytime running lights
Remote electrically foldable door mirrors, door mirror puddle lights and reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passengers door mirror
Dusk sensor + automatic driving lights
Unique e-Golf badging
Unique e golf radiator grille with blue stripe
No visible rear tailpipe
Unique front C Signature LED daytime running light
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Front footwell lights
Height adjustable driver's seat
Luggage compartment lighting
Overhead storage box
3 spoke steering wheel
Grab handles
Storage compartments in doors
Storage box in luggage compartment
Front reading lights
3 rear headrests
Sun visors
Luggage compartment cover
Courtesy light delay
Front passenger drawer stowage
Front passenger seat height adjustment
Boot lashing points
Cooled glovebox
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
Air conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate control
60/40 split folding rear seat
Bag hook in luggage compartment
12V socket in luggage compartment
Dust/pollen filter
Front seat back storage pockets
Illuminated door sills
Cover for storage compartment in centre
Storage compartment in roof console with cover
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air vents
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
Three spoke steering wheel
Load through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2
Pearl grey headlining
Multifunction leather steering wheel with blue stitching
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
LED front and rear reading lights
Three spoke multi-function leather trimmed steering wheel and gearknob
Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
Grab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooks
Storage compartments in centre console
Storage compartments in front doors
Storage compartments in rear doors
Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination
60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
Luggage compartment light
Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather trimmed gear knob
Climate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter
Interior light delay
4 load lashing points in luggage compartment
Stowable luggage compartment cover
Front comfort seats with height and lumbar adjustment
Bag hook in luggage compartment x 2
Two charging cables 16amp for wallbox/chargepoints (mode 3) and 10amp mains charge cable (mode 2)
Two charging cables 32amp for wallbox/chargepoints (mode 3) and 10amp mains charge cable (mode 2)
Three spoke multifunction leather steering wheel with e-golf logo and blue stitching including gear knob gaiter
Convenience Pack - Golf
Mirror pack - Golf
Anti-lock brake system
Front seat side impact airbags
Front side airbags
Front and rear curtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Drivers knee airbag
HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Child locks on rear doors
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Pre crash system
Electronic stabilisation programme with electronic differential lock + traction control
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Tyre pressure monitor
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraints
Automatic post collision braking
Automatic post collision braking system
Tyre pressure loss indicator
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Electronic stability control (ESC) including Electronic differential lock (EDL) and ASR (Traction control) with deactivation via infotainment system
Three point height adjustable front seatbelts with tensioners
3 rear three point seatbelts
Driver/Passenger optimised head restraints
Drivers and Front Passengers airbags with front passengers airbag deactivation switch
Pre crash preventive occupant protection
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
Airbags - Driver's and front passenger's, curtain airbag, Driver's knee, front side impact and passenger's airbag deactivation switch
Electronic engine immobiliser
Alarm with interior protection
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
XDS electronic differential lock
Battery regeneration during braking
Chrome-plated light switch surround
Brushed dark silver decorative inserts in dash and door panels
Iridium matrix decorative inserts in dash and door panel
Polar night black centre console
Chrome plated air vent surround
Chrome plated electric mirror adjustment light switch surround
Polar night black decorative inserts in centre console
Tyre repair kit
16" Tilleve alloy wheels
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1
Compression Ratio 2027
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 480
Gears 1
Transmission Automatic
Combined
Urban
Extra Urban
Badge Engine CC 1
Badge Power 135.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 9.29
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 9.60
Engine BHP 135.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1540
Engine Torque 290.00
Top Speed 93
Front Tyres 205/55 R16
Rear Tyres 205/55 R16
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1492
Length 4258
Wheel Base 2620
Width 1799
Fuel Tank Size
Weight 2020
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1540
Towing Weight Unbraked
Number Of Seats 5

Ten Second Review

With a theoretical range of up to 144 miles (WLTP) and a recharging time that can take not much more than half an hour, the Volkswagen e-Golf makes electric power a much more feasible and normal prospect for British motorists. And now it's £2,765 cheaper. Still fancy that turbodiesel?

Background

How we laughed when the first electric vehicles arrived on the market. We chuckled at their hopeless real world range, their propensity to leave you stranded for hours should you forget to charge up overnight, their joke pricing and the inconvenient truth that buying a decent turbodiesel always worked out more cost-effectively. Then we stopped laughing. Cars like the BMW i3 appeared that offered smart solutions to thorny questions. In 2013, Volkswagen finally got in on the act with their e-Golf but still take-up was quite slow. Wolfsburg told us it would go 118 miles between charges but in the real world, users were getting around 70 miles which wasn't quite enough. This revised version though, increases that capability by 50%. And it's slicker and most sophisticated. In short, it's a much more credible prospect.

Driving Experience

Turn the key to prime the electric motor and the e-Golf responds with silence. Otherwise there aren't too many surprises. You select D for Drive, prod the slightly heavier-sprung throttle pedal and away you glide. There is some rumble from the tyres but other than that it's as quiet as you'd expect an electric car to be. Like all such vehicles, there's an enormous amount of torque on tap and at city speeds, that 290Nm of pulling power (20Nm more than before) will make the car feel positively punchy. In fact, Volkswagen quotes a 0-37mph time of around 4 seconds, which is quicker than a Golf GTI. Okay, so the GTI would have disappeared up the road at 60mph, the e-Golf getting there in a still respectable 9.6 seconds. That's as long as you've taken it out of the 'Eco Plus' mode where you'll get the best fuel consumption. That mode is capped to 56mph. Switch it into 'Eco' and you get to 71mph, while 'Normal' tops out at 87mph. You can also vary the amount of braking energy recuperation you get between four settings. Much like a Golf Mk7 with an internal combustion engine, the steering is slick and accurate, albeit without a huge amount of feedback. The e-Golf's weighs in at 1510kg, which is about 230kg heftier than a diesel model, but much of the weight is set down low, helping handling. The tyres are 205/55 R16 low-rolling resistance items and the stiff sidewalls are responsible for introducing a bit of bump and thump into the normally very polished Golf ride quality.

Design and Build

This Golf doesn't really look too different from any other, which means it features the fresher Golf family styling introduced back in 2017. Yes, if you're really sharp-eyed, you'll notice the clean finish of the rear end with no tailpipes, and a blue stripe on that shuttered-off front grille but otherwise, this would be really easy to mistake for a regulation Golf Mk7. It's only when you look a bit closer that you realise that this Golf is festooned with detail changes. There's the pair of e-Golf badges front and rear, the more efficient full LED headlight set and LED daytime running lights as well. Underneath, the car has extra panelling to help reduce drag. There's also a subtle tailgate spoiler, a revised rear bumper and a new design of alloy wheel to reduce turbulence. There's even a set of air guides on the C-pillar that help contribute to a Cd of just 0.28. The driving position is supremely adjustable and unlike many family hatches, you can get properly hunkered down in the car if required. The sheer amount of steering wheel rake and reach means that both shorter and taller drivers will have little difficulty achieving a perfect seating position. The boot is a quite a bit smaller than the regular Golf at 279-litres but that's still hardly toothbrush and credit card territory when you're planning a weekend away. There are also some revised screens for the dash display, including a range monitor, energy flow indicator and a charge manager. Changes in recent times include the introduction of an 'Active Info Display' to replace the previous conventional dials. And a gesture-controlled infotainment system.

Market and Model

If you're looking for an electric-powered family hatchback and have around £27,500 to spend, then Volkswagen is targeting the e-Golf precisely at you. That's pretty much the figure you'll now pay after the government's £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant is subtracted from the initially offputting asking price. Which represents a £2,765 price reduction. And puts the e-Golf far more on price parity with its closest rival, the 40kWh version of the Nissan LEAF. In the UK, the e-Golf is available with five doors only, and in a single well-equipped trim level based on the standard Golf SE, with the addition of 2Zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors, e-specific 'Tilleves' alloy wheels and Discover Pro satellite navigation, with an eight-inch colour touchscreen. For the e-Golf the Discover Pro system includes added functionality including a range display, and the option to pre-programme the vehicle's heating or cooling systems. For smartphone users (Android or iOS), the Volkswagen 'Car-Net' app enables many vehicle functions to be controlled remotely, including charging, heating or cooling and more. Three years' subscription to Car Net is included as standard.

Cost of Ownership

Power is delivered by a revised lithium ion battery mounted under the boot floor. In this revised model, its output has been upgraded from 24.2kWh to 35.8kWh. Like its smaller electric sibling, the e-up!, the e-Golf can be charged from a household three-pin socket using the cable provided. With a standard UK 230-Volt, 2.3 kW supply, this recharges the battery in 13 hours. An optional wallbox for home use provides 7.2 kW supply and can recharge a flat battery in less than six hours. Through use of the e-Golf's standard combined charging system (CCS) and a DC supply, the battery can be fully recharged (at levels of up to 40 kW) to 80 per cent capacity in just 30 minutes. It's clear we're going to have to get used to a whole new nomenclature when it comes to the efficiency ratings of electric vehicles. Forget miles per gallon and grammes of CO2 per kilometre. The metric you need to pay attention to here is 'kilowatt hours per 100km'. Volkswagen reckons the e-Golf will manage 12.7kWh/100km, which gives it a total range of 144 miles (WLTP).

Summary

Are electric vehicles 'normal' enough for you to want to buy one? Their sales figures suggest that for the average buyer the answer is still no. But that process of making them seem just another power option alongside petrols, diesels and hybrids has been hastened by the introduction of this revised e-Golf. After all, there aren't many cars that better represent the very heartland of middle-class vehicle buyers than the Volkswagen Golf. If your commute to work is less than 40 miles each way - and let's face it, most people's are - then this is a model that could now work for you. It might not be realistic as an only family car but it could well be a smart solution. One way or another, electric cars are going to represent the next twenty years or more of motoring. Are you really going to invest in ordinary outdated internal combustion engine technology for your next model? Volkswagen now has its bases covered either way.

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