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In November, Volkswagen brings an electric version of its Golf hatchback to the US. Here's the European version of the e-Golf as a preview.
Volkswagen begins sales of the 2015 e-Golf for the US in November. The European version of the e-Golf is shown here.
Read more about the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf.
Signature lighting elements are LED headlights, a first for Volkswagen, and the C-shaped LED running lights.
The electric motor driving the e-Golf produces 199 pound-feet of torque, and draws electricity from a 24.2 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack.
Volkswagen will only offer the e-Golf in the four-door body style.
Aero tweaks bring the e-Golf's coefficient of drag down to .28 from the standard Golf's .29.
The e-Golf badge is subtle on the sides of the car.
In this European version, there was no spare tire under the cargo floor, although there was an indentation for one.
Volkswagen includes blue accents, such as on the 'e' in e-Golf, around the car, calling out its "Think Blue" eco strategy.
This model used cloth-covered manually-adjusting seats.
Behind the wheel, the e-Golf had similar handling and ride quality as the standard Golf, although the drivetrain lead to quiet, linear acceleration.
Volkswagen replaces the tachometer of the standard Golf with a power-use gauge.
This head unit touchscreen is bigger than that of the standard US version Golf, and may be specific to the European version.
The center display offers nice real estate for the back-up camera and sensor display. This European version also had automated parallel parking.