With the release of the 2018 Volkswagen E-Golf, it is evident that Volkswagen has grown bigger over time. Once a simple hatchback, the Volkswagen has grown to incorporate an all-electric Golf. Thanks to its European inspired handling, its amazing safety features and a splendid interior fit and finish, the 2018 Volkswagen E-Golf feels like a big car in a little package.
The E-Golf offers three driving modes including the normal, eco and eco+. Volkswagen ensures that all these modes are user-friendly and makes the shifting of gears simple.
2018 Volkswagen E-Golf Dimension and Design
Even though there have been several redesigns over decades, the 2018 Volkswagen E-Golf will be right away recognizable. There is a notable update on both the head and taillights. It comes with designed LED headlights to replace the old xenon lights. However, the rear will have standard full LED taillights just like any other Golf.
Generally, the new Golf’s design lines are less sharper than those of its previous models, giving it a much better look. The vehicle sits low on the ground with the wide track making it have a more muscular appearance. The 2018 Volkswagen E-Golf comes with 18-inch alloy wheels.
|Length, Overall||168.1 inch|
|Width, Max w/o mirrors||70.8 inch|
|Height, Overall||57.2 inch|
|Track Width, Front||60.8 inch|
|Track Width, Rear||59.5 inch|
2018 Volkswagen E-Golf Interior
Inside the 2018 Volkswagen E-Golf is a fashionable and classy interior. As expected of a vehicle of this class, the instrument clusters have been upgraded to enable the driver to receive necessary information such as whether the vehicle is being recharged, when the motor is ready among others.
Its speedometer will include a gauge that will indicate the current charge state of the battery while the other indicator will allow you to estimate the remaining range. Its flat bottom steering wheel which has been borrowed from the regular model features a different power and speed meter.
The infotainment system sitting in the center of the dashboard is amazing. It features an 8.0-inch touchscreen that is capable of using gesture controls. More additional features will include Bluetooth, USB ports and HD Radio.
The newest Volkswagen E-Golf continues worth its tradition of upscale interior and high-quality materials. Its top leather heated seats will also ensure maximum comfort to the driver and the passengers to enjoy their journey. Additionally, the cabin will provide adequate shoulder room in the front and back rows.
There will be cargo volume of 22.8 cubic feet on the roof as well as 16.5 cubic feet below the parcel shelf. Loading in the 2018 Volkswagen E-Golf will be effortless thanks to the low lift over in the rear hatch. Rear seats will be able to fold back leaving a load space of close to 52.7 cubic feet when lowered. Adequate space for the passengers and cargo is guaranteed thanks to the novel packaging of the battery components.
|Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up||22.8 ft³|
|Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down||52.7 ft³|
The 2018 Volkswagen Golf engines will comprise of a turbocharged gasoline 4-cylinder in 1.8 liter and 2.0-liter displacements. While the TSI model will utilize a 1.8-liter engine with a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, the GTI will utilize a 2.0 liter with a six-speed manual transmission or a DSG automatic transmission.
The 1.8 liter TSI is capable of producing 170 horsepower and 200 lb-ft while the 2.0 liter turbocharged GTI giving a 210 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The premium Golf R outputs 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
2018 Volkswagen E-Golf Charging Time and Fuel Economy
The 7.2-kW onboard charger will need six hours to charge on a 240V outlet. This model will produce 115 horsepower at 3,000 rpm with 199 lb-ft of torque. However, it will have EPA city/highway fuel economy of 126/105 mpge. Using an electric motor, the E-Golf has an average range between 100 to 115 miles.
|Suspension Type – Front||Strut|
|Suspension Type – Rear||Multi-Link|
|Suspension Type – Front (Cont.)||Strut|
|Suspension Type – Rear (Cont.)||Multi-Link|
2018 Volkswagen E-Golf Availability and Cost
The official release date for the E-Golf is not yet out, it is however expected to hit the market in the course of the year. The manufacturer has not yet released the official retail price of the new Volkswagen E-Golf. It is estimated to range from $36.000.