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All-new Volkswagen e-Golf coming to Canada for real

The next generation of the all-electric Volkswagen e-Golf, unlike its predecessor, will be sold in Canada starting in mid-2017. The German automaker confirmed the good news shortly after the car’s world premiere at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.

With a full charge of its new 35kWh lithium-ion battery (the old one had a capacity of 24 kWh), the Volkswagen e-Golf coming to Canada will reportedly offer a range in excess of 200 kilometres. It also boasts a more powerful electric motor that generates more torque (the exact figures have yet to be announced), which will result in livelier acceleration.

Aesthetically, the new Volkswagen e-Golf will be the first Golf to benefit from design changes to the front and rear, such as new LED lights and restyled bumpers. Inside, look for a next-generation infotainment system with more connectivity than ever before. Additionally, several cold-weather features will come standard in the Canadian model.

The Volkswagen e-Golf will make its Canadian debut at the 2017 Montreal Auto Show in January. Full details for our market will be revealed at that time.

Learn more about the new and updated Volkswagen Golf.