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Volkswagen GOLF HATCHBACK e-Golf 5dr Auto

Stock Offer Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Stock Offer Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
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Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto
Volkswagen GOLF e-Golf 5dr Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelElectric
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph9.6 secs
  • Top Speed93 mph
  • C020 g/km
  • BHP135
  • Torque214 lbs/f
  • P11D13%

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?

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Volkswagen's all-electric e-Golf has evolved in recent years with sharper looks, more power and extra technology. Now it's cheaper too. Jonathan Crouch takes another look at what's on offer.

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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Driver Convenience
Car information display
Car net app connect combined functionality of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, USB connection, audio and voice control
Discover navigation, 8"colour touch screen, 2D/3D European map data, Radio/CD, infotainment system via smartphone or tablet, Car-Net Guide and inform
Multifunction colour display
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
'Lights On' warning buzzer
ACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
Brake pad wear indicator warning light
Driver alert system
Driver profile selection
Driving Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modes
Instrument cluster in white
Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steering
Push tank flap
Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Stop/start system
Unique e-Golf instrument cluster
Voice activation for telephone and navigation
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Entertainment
8 speakers
Composition media system
DAB Digital radio receiver
MP3/WMA compatability
Multi device interface (MDI) with USB connection
Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
SD card slot
SMS Functionality
USB and SD card connectivity
Exterior Features
Green tinted heat insulating glass
Heated windscreen
LED Headlights
Solid paint
3D-LED tinted rear light clusters with indicator sweep function
Black front air intake and radiator grille with chrome insert
Black rear diffuser
Blue stripe on radiator grille
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
Dusk sensor + automatic driving lights
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Fully galvanised body
High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology
Rear fog lamp
Rear window aerial
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
Reflectors in all doors
Signature LED daytime running lights
Tailgate with integrated rear roof spoiler
Unique e-Golf badging
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Interior Features
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Front cupholders x 2
Lumbar support for driver's and front passengers seat
Merlin cloth upholstery
12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear headrests
4 load lashing points in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
Bag hook in luggage compartment x 2
Climate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter
Cooled glovebox
Dust/pollen filter
Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
Front seat back storage pockets
Grab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooks
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Interior light delay
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
LED front and rear reading lights
Load through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2
Luggage compartment lighting
Overhead storage box
Pearl grey headlining
Storage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartment in roof console with cover
Storage compartments in front doors
Storage compartments in rear doors
Stowable luggage compartment cover
Sun visors
Three spoke multifunction leather steering wheel with e-golf logo and blue stitching including gear knob gaiter
Two charging cables 16amp for wallbox/chargepoints (mode 3) and 10amp mains charge cable (mode 2)
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
Wheels
16" Tilleve alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
Tyre repair kit
Packs
Convenience Pack - Golf
Mirror pack - Golf
Safety
3 rear three point seatbelts
Airbags - Driver's and front passenger's, curtain airbag, Driver's knee, front side impact and passenger's airbag deactivation switch
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
Automatic post collision braking system
Child locks on rear doors
Driver/Passenger optimised head restraints
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Electronic stability control (ESC) including Electronic differential lock (EDL) and ASR (Traction control) with deactivation via infotainment system
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Pre crash preventive occupant protection
Three point height adjustable front seatbelts with tensioners
Tyre pressure loss indicator
Security
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
Electronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Technical
Battery regeneration during braking
XDS electronic differential lock
Trim
Brushed dark silver decorative inserts in dash and door panels
Chrome plated air vent surround
Chrome plated electric mirror adjustment light switch surround
Polar night black centre console
Electric Vehicle Data
Battery Capacity in kWh 35.8
Battery Charge Slow kW 2.3
Battery Charge Slow Percentage 0-100
Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes) 1020
Battery Charge Fast kW 3.7
Battery Charge Fast Percentage 0-100
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes) 650
Battery Charge Rapid kW 7.2
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage 0-100
Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes) 240
Battery Charge Super Charge kW 50
Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage 0-100
Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes) 60
Battery Leased No
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Coupler/Connector Type Type 2
NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km 13.2
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles 144
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage 99630
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years 8
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb 15.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb 4
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 0
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
CC 1
Gears 1 SPEED
Transmission AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
General
Badge Engine CC 1.0
Badge Power 135
Coin Series e-Golf
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 26E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 89
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 65
NCAP Safety Assist % 71
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 10000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.6
Engine Power - BHP 135
Engine Power - KW 99
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 214
Engine Torque - MKG 29.6
Engine Torque - NM 290
Top Speed 93
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear 205/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style TILLEVE
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1492
Length 4258
Wheelbase 2620
Width 1799
Width (including mirrors) 2027
Weight and Capacities
Gross Vehicle Weight 2020
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1231
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 341
Max. Loading Weight 480
Max. Roof Load 75
Minimum Kerbweight 1540
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.9

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