The Volkswagen Golf is a small/compressed family car produced by the German automaker Volkswagen since 1974.
It has been marketed in various body configurations and under various nameplates, including the Volkswagen Rabbit in the United States and Canada and the Volkswagen Caribe in Mexico (Mk1).
The original Golf Mk1 replaced the air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive Volkswagen Beetle with a front-engined, front-wheel-drive replacement.
With over thirty million units sold as of June 2013, the Golf is Volkswagen’s best-selling vehicle and one of the world’s top three best-selling models.
The Volkswagen Golf has won numerous honors, including World Car of the Year in 2009 for the Volkswagen Golf Mk6 and World Car of the Year in 2013 for the Volkswagen Golf Mk7.
The Volkswagen Golf is one of only three cars that won European Car of the Year twice, in 1992 and 2013, alongside the Renault Clio and the Vauxhall Astra.
The Volkswagen Golf has achieved many appearances in Car & Driver’s annual 10Best list.
In 2015, the Golf Mk7 earned the Motor Trend Car of the Year title, while the Mk1 new GTI did likewise in 1985. In 2001, the Golf Mk4 was named Europe’s best-selling automobile.
Adjustable Headlights, Alloy Wheels, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rear Spoiler, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Washer, and Integrated Antenna are some of the exterior characteristics to look for.
VW e-Golf is Volkswagen’s electric car, and it gives all-electric motoring in a pretty small package. It has all the sprightliness and much of the practicality of the standard Golf. A 35.8-kilowatt-hour battery pack powers a 134-horsepower electric motor.
It has a 125-mile EPA-estimated driving range, which is impressive until you consider that the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Tesla Model 3, and Hyundai Kona Electric all have twice the range for similar pricing.
An exterior style that doesn’t immediately identify it as an EV, on the other hand, might appeal to introverted drivers, which the Bolt and the wacky-looking Toyota Prius Prime can’t say.
Features for Driver Assistance include Safety Blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist are all included on the 2017 new Golf R, which is more than its predecessor.
High-Quality Interior Features
There isn’t much difference in the inside materials between the SE and SEL Premium e-Golfs. There are only two trim levels and a couple of available options packages.
Some of the few items available in the upper model but not in the base include faux-leather seats, a self-dimming rearview mirror, and ambient lighting.
Both trim levels of the e-Golf have partial-power seat adjustments, which means the driver and front passenger can alter their angle of recline with a switch but must use manual controls to adjust the seat’s height or fore-aft positioning.
The battery is an H-shaped structure wedged between the front and rear seats and stretching forward into the engine bay, where the e-motor is located.
The e-Golf SE has an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display, while the SEL Premium has a 9.3-inch device. The SEL Premium system is simple to operate, has a sleek appearance, and includes navigation.
Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink, and Android Auto are standard, eight-speaker audio systems.
They’re all over the place, including underneath the touchscreen, on the center stack, and the steering wheel’s spokes and our drivers mistakenly triggered various functions numerous times every stint.
For example, a couple of us activated the steering wheel controls during heavy lapping. The HVAC and volume controls were activated every time someone used the touchscreen.
The load area in the e-Golf is the same as in the gas-powered version. Even when compared to larger (but less boxy-shaped) cars like the Chevy Volt and the Toyota Prius, it’s one of the most cargo-friendly vehicles in this group.
When the rear seat was folded, we put five carry-on luggage into the 23 cubic feet of space behind the e-back Golf’s seat.
Standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, standard lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assist are among the key safety features. Adaptive cruise control with the driving mode is standard. Coverage for Warranty and Maintenance Although VW’s powertrain warranty.
A six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is available to go with the engine.
The standard 4Motion all-wheel-drive system for superior handling includes a rear differential that actively distributes torque between the left and right rear wheels.
Automatic Transmission: The only decision you have to make when buying a Golf R is to go with the basic six-speed manual or the optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The battery takes up a small amount of boot room, but solely from the compartment under the boot floor, which most owners don’t use, leaving the passenger compartment unaffected.
The Volkswagen e-Golf comes with DC rapid charging capability and three driving modes: Normal, Eco, and Eco+, which assist increase the car’s range and make ownership more convenient.
The Volkswagen e-Golf also has regenerative braking, which helps recharge the batteries while driving. The all-electric driving range of the Volkswagen e-Golf is estimated to be 125 miles by the EPA.
Both cars have no turbo lag, which means torque is available from practically anywhere in the rpm range, almost eliminating the need for manual downshifts.
: Not that there’s anything wrong with purists preferring a stick shift, but the VW/Audi group was the first to introduce this type of automatic transmission.
The GTI’s history cues, like plaid seats, shift-knob dimples, and classic red trim, were all warmly appreciated, and the R’s more mature blue variation on the same design was well received as well.
The Golf R doesn’t have plaid seat inserts like the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI, but it does have bolstered front seats with Nappa leather upholstery.
Drive Modes: By pushing the “R” button on the steering wheel, the Golf R’s various drive modes (Comfort, Sport, Race, Special, Drift, and Individual) can be engaged.
The base S model of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI starts at $29,545 with a manual transmission. The GTI Autobahn comes standard with a dual-clutch automatic transmission and starts at $38,795.
The MSRP of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R with a manual transmission is $43,645 and $44,445 with a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The e-Golf, like most electric vehicles, is extremely efficient in absolute terms, offering more than 110 MPGe in everyday driving. Overall, driving range is as crucial (if not more important) than efficiency for most (if not all) EV consumers.
The e-Golf, with a range of 125 miles on a single charge, is behind the Bolt EV (238 miles total range), the Kona Electric (258 miles total range), and the Model 3 Mid Range (264 miles total range).
Like all other electric cars, E Golf boils down to how you drive, the road, and even how hot it is outside. Thankfully, the e-Golf has a shot if you drive it carefully. When you factor in its unbelievably accessible performance, that 186-mile potential range shrinks dramatically.
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To be fair to the e-Golf, this is true of all EVs, and it’s also true of similarly aged electric city cars, which all have ranges of less than 200 miles. Even today, popular EVs like the Mini Electric and Honda E fall well short of the 200-mile threshold, despite a top-of-the-range Renault Zoe managing an extra 50 miles.
You can use a 120-volt or 240-volt outlet to charge the e-Golf. On a standard 120-volt house current, a full charge takes about 26 hours, but on 240 volts, it takes less than six hours. Both the SE and SEL Premium trims come equipped with DC quick charging. Thanks to this mechanism, the e-Golf can charge 80% in just one hour at a DC fast-charging station.
We can live with the six-hour charge time, but we’d gladly exchange longer charge times for additional range. The e-Golf seems quick, but it took 8.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in our tests, which is two seconds slower than the Bolt EV.
General Features: One of the nicest features of this electric car, AKA 2022 Volkswagen Golf R, is that the all-electric hatchback boasts one of the roomiest interiors in the five-seat small-car segment.
The SEL Premium trims available active safety systems, 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, and 9.2-inch touchscreen don’t justify the $7,000 premium over the SE model, but they are necessary — and entertaining — features.
The warranty coverage on the e-Golf is largely unremarkable, and it is similar to that of many other consumer vehicles.
The only exception is that it covers the battery for eight years or 100,000 miles as a homage to the car’s electric engine.
Is KW Reliable?
The Golf family has always produced some of the most capable and enjoyable-to-drive small cars, and the e-Golf follows in that tradition. It has a light, accurate steering and predictable responses to driver inputs, making it agile and responsive.
Cost and Verdict:
We’d go with the base SE model because the SEL Premium’s added features don’t warrant the price rise.
The SE includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto partially power-adjustable front seats and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The $7500 tax credit is available for all VW Golf models, not incorporated into the pricing above.
Volkswagen E Golf – Model Wise:
Volkswagen Golf was debuted in late 2014, amid the height of the TDI era, and the e-Golf was a minor player in the lineup. VW is suddenly all about EVs, with diesel becoming a terrible word.
While VW has unveiled several electric vehicle designs for manufacturing, the e-Golf is the only battery-powered VW available today. Volkswagen has put some attention on it, which is appropriate.
VW replaced its 24.2-kWh battery pack with a 35.8-kWh battery pack for 2017, increasing the electric VW’s EPA-rated range to 125 miles from 83 previously.
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTE
The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTE is a plug-in hybrid variant of the Golf hatchback debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014. The 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTE and the Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron have the same fundamental powertrain components but different software controls. The Golf GTE and the Volkswagen Passat GTE use the same plug-in hybrid drivetrain, but the Passat has a bigger 9.9 kWh Li-ion battery pack.
A 1.4-liter 110 kW (148 hp) TSI direct-injection gasoline engine was coupled with a 75 kW (101 hp) electric motor supplied by a 400 V 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery for a total hybrid system power of roughly 153 kW in the GTE Mark 7 generation. The electric motor had an all-electric range of 50 kilometers (31 miles), and the hybrid system had a total theoretical range of 933 kilometers.
At the touch of a button, the all-electric mode is engaged. The combined fuel efficiency under the New European Driving Cycle is 1.50 L/100 km.
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTE
In 2003, the Golf GTI contested in the British GT Championship, driven by Steve Wood and Stuart Scott.
Volkswagen Motorsport, the company’s motorsport branch, produced the Golf TCR touring vehicle in 2015 for use in TCR-based international and national championships. The automobile was upgraded in 2016 and dubbed the Golf GTI TCR.
Conclusion – VW Golf Review:
It’s a shame the battery range is only 120 miles in real life. Many EVangelists would argue that this isn’t a problem for most owners because they’ll most likely have a short commute, but in reality, there are occasions when you need to go a little further.
In that regard…
The Nissan Leaf and Hyundai Kona Electric are superior. The e-Golf isn’t the cheapest among them, but it outperforms the competition because of its high-quality cabin, excellent refinement, and smooth ride.
It is a great option for a family-friendly, zero-emission vehicle.
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That’s all we have from the 2022 VW E Golf review, starting from Specifications to Performance.
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