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The new 2017 VW e-Golf is an all-electric compact hatchback that offers a rewarding driving experience, confident handling and plenty of high-tech features. While there is a rapidly growing field of affordable electric vehicles on the market these days, the new e-Golf truly stands out from the crowd because of its sporty German-engineered features. Now in its third year, the e-Golf has been refined and upgraded with the latest technology and new performance features to increase driver satisfaction. The e-Golf is unique because it shares the same iconic styling as the gas-powered golf, and it also drives like one too. The Volkswagen Golf has long been praised for its sporty handling and satisfying driving experience. Now, the e-Golf gives car buyers the option to own a fun-to-drive Golf without the need to ever stop at a gas station. With an EPA estimated 124 miles per charge and zero-tailpipe-emissions per mile, the e-Golf would be the perfect car for a daily work commute. Furthermore, with a $7,500 Federal Tax Credit, the 2017 e-Golf is surprisingly affordable. With a final purchase price for as low as $21,495, the e-Golf is truly one of the most affordable electric vehicles on the road.
Styling and Features
The sleek, smart and sophisticated e-Golf delivers an eye-catching design. This crisp-edged five-door hatchback boasts elegant horizontal exterior styling lines, full LED headlights, C-shaped LED running lights and a unique light-blue accent stripe on the front grille. On the interior, the cabin is filled with premium materials. Soft-touch fabrics, a huge 9.2-inch integrated touchscreen, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and intuitive entertainment features are just a few of the amenities that the 2017 e-Golf has to offer. The high-tech smartphone app for the VW Car-Net lets the owner check the e-Golf battery level, turn on air-conditioning or heat prior to getting in, or even activate the electric charger from any compatible smartphone. Moreover, the VW Car-Net system offers easy access to music, messaging, navigation maps and much more by using Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, or MirrorLink.
Behind the wheel, the new 2017 e-Golf offers the same driving experience as the 4-cylinder gas-powered Golf. The suspension has been retuned to compensate for the added weight of the 35.8-kwh lithium-ion battery pack. The battery produces 134 horsepower and an impressive 199 pound-feet of torque, which is a significant improvement over the 2016 model year. There are also three unique driving modes that also offer three modes regenerative braking to maximize the electric driving range.
Peace of Mind
The 2017 e-Golf offers an exceptional 8-year limited warranty on the electric battery, and it also includes complementary Volkswagen Roadside Assistance for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles. The e-Golf also includes numerous safety features for even more peace of mind. The unique driver assistance package includes automatic emergency braking, forward-collision warning and a handy parking assist feature. In terms of safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Golf a Top Safety Pick, while government crash testing gave the Golf five stars for overall crash safety.
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