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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.

Christian Zenger, VW electric car boss, said the facelifted E-Golf is a "very important bridging model" until the I.D.'s arrival.

The e-Golf should arrive in showrooms at around the same time as the facelifted Golf hatchback.

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rogerhudson 16 March 2017

e-Golf review

I read the review, writers using words like 'hustle' and 'track', what a load of nonsense, Autocar has got to wake up, future driving will be careful, sedate, without drama or 'fun', speeds will top out at about 92 mph ( want to lose your licence, connected cars send data back to 'base' you know and could easily be sending it to the DVLA soon). EVs are the future of UK and European motoring. Read a Porsche Panamera diesel review and remember you won't be able to drive it in London after 2025, then think of it's used value.
xxxx 29 September 2016

Smoke cloud?

I feel until 2020 at the earliest VW will be playing catch-up on the EV front. I mean to say that until then they'll be running a mk 6 (as they might not bother adapting the next golf) converted Golf that'll cost £35,000 for the 186 mile version against MK3 Leaf's, next generation i3's and 200 mile Zoe's. As the purpose built Leaf's and Zoes will some £8,000 less than the 186 mile VW will have to play media games for the next 4 years at least to appear to be in the EV game rather than the advanced Diesel one