Volkswagen has improved e-Golf in many ways for the 2017 model year, but the most important improvements being made would be the range and power. Of course, with these new improvements comes a new increasing start price, which is $1500 higher, compared to the previous 2016 model.
The automakers announced that the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf starts at $31,315 before tax credits. Un upgrade battery comes with the car, which provides 125 miles of range, up from 83 miles. A new electric motor adds 19 hp and 15 lb-ft of torque over the previous model, bringing output to 134 hp and 214 lb-ft. The base SE model comes with more standard equipment, which also includes LED taillights, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an 8-inch glass-covered touchscreen display.
Compared to the 2016 model prices for the top SEL Premium have increased by $1,400. Starting at $37,815, this vehicle comes with DC Fast Charging, which allows the battery to recharge to 80 percent in just one hour. This feature is an option on the base trim. There are other features on the SEL Premium that include a standard 8-inch touchscreen with navigation and optional adaptive cruise control with stop and go capability, forward collision warning with auto braking and pedestrian monitoring, lane assist, and blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert.
New for 2017, the Limited Edition straddles the line between base model and SEL Premium. Priced from $34,615, the model features standard DC Fast Charging, leather seats, park distance control, and Maneuver Braking.
The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is just the first in line of the Golf family to be reconstructed and improved. Other new Golfs will arrive later this year as 2018 models.