Volkswagen e-Golf Gets Cheaper SE Model for 2016

The 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf will start from $29,815 including destination.

In order to stay competitive in the electric vehicle market, the German automaker is adding a new entry-level SE trim to the e-Golf’s lineup, making it $45 cheaper than the Nissan Leaf S. Shoppers can also opt to lease the e-Golf from $199 a month. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Volkswagen is making the 2016 e-Golf SEL Premium model $150 more than last year with a starting price of $36,415.

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Although the company hasn’t released all the details on the e-Golf SE, it did say that it will offer “most of the features of the SEL Premium model.” It will come standard with an electric motor producing 115 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque and get an estimated range of 83 miles.

The default onboard charger will be a 3.6-kW unit while a 7.2-kW DC fast charging package will be available as an option later in the year. One difference that Volkswagen revealed is that the SE trim will have a 6.5-inch MIB II infotainment system in the cabin instead of the eight-inch screen found in the SEL Premium.

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