Volkswagen’s first all-electric car to be sold in the U.S., the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf, will cost $36,265 with destination fees when it reaches dealerships this November. The hatchback is claimed to travel between 70 and 90 miles on a single charge of its 24.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is available in just one trim level, SEL Premium, and thus comes with a lengthy list of standard equipment including touchscreen navigation, Bluetooth, satellite radio, dual-zone climate control, 16-inch wheels, push-button start, heated front seats, parking sensors, heated V-Tex leatherette upholstery, Volkswagen’s Car-Net telematics service, and a backup camera. The car also is the first Volkswagen in the U.S. to offer full-LED headlights. An electric motor provides 115 hp and 199 lb-ft of motivation for the front wheels. Because the battery pack is mounted below the trunk surface, cargo capacity in the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is unchanged from gas- or diesel-powered versions, at 22.8 cubic feet with the rear seats raised.
The pricing strategy for the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is roughly comparable to rivals. The 2014 Nissan Leaf ranges from $29,860 to $35,970 depending on trim level and the 2014 Ford Focus Electric starts at $35,995.
2015 Volkswagen Jetta From $18,145 to $32,490
Volkswagen also announced pricing for the 2015 Jetta sedan, which was refreshed at the New York auto show. The car received various visual changes, additional equipment and safety technology, and a more efficient diesel engine.
As a result of the changes, prices for the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta have increased across the board compared to the 2014 model. The bargain-basement 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L S, which has a 115-hp 2.0-liter inline-four engine, starts at $18,145 (including destination) with a five-speed manual transmission or $19,245 with a six-speed automatic, increases of $430.
The next step up is the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE, which has a 170-hp, 1.8-liter turbocharged inline-four engine, 16-inch wheels, heated front seats, and push-button start. It costs $19,815 with a manual transmission and $20,915, increases of just $100 compared to the 2014 model. The Jetta 1.8T Sport, a new limited-edition trim which has 17-inch wheels, fog lights, a black headliner, a sport-tuned suspension, and other enhancements, is $21,715 or $22,815 depending on transmission.
The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI , which uses a 150-hp 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine, starts in S guise at $22,460 with a six-speed manual transmission or $23,560 with a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic, up $345 compared to last year’s Jetta TDI Value Edition. Prices for diesel models rise as high as $28,330 for a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SEL with the DSG transmission.
The 2015 Volkswagen GLI, which has a 210-hp, 2.0-liter turbo-four engine and various other sporty upgrades, sees its base price for the SE model with a six-speed manual at $27,740, while opting for the DSG dual-clutch automatic pushes the sticker to $28,900. The GLI SEL, meanwhile, costs $30,100 or $31,200 depending on transmission.
The priciest 2015 Volkswagen Jetta is the Hybrid, which comes in just one trim level, SEL Premium. It now costs $32,490. The model was previously offered in SE, SEL, and SEL Premium trims for the 2014 model year.
The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta goes on sale in the third quarter of this year.