Volkswagen is releasing a Limited Edition version of its battery electric e-Golf, with a $2,000 price break for the new model.
To bring the price down, VW has swapped out the leatherette seats for cloth, downgraded the LED headlights to halogens and is running 16-inch steel wheels instead of aluminum alloys.
Pricing for the e-Golf Limited Edition will start at $33,450, which is $2,000 less than its standard counterpart. It will be available at select dealerships, but VW doesn’t say where or for how long.
Similar to the standard e-Golf, the limited edition is powered by a 115-horsepower electric motor, 24.2 kilowatt-hours lithium ion battery and 7.2-kilowatt onboard charger.
It has an EPA-rated all-electric range of 83 miles and a combined miles per gallon equivalent of 116 (105 highway, 126 city). This range, according to Volkswagen, makes the e-Golf the “most fuel efficient compact car in the U.S.”
Other equipment that’s included on the regular version – such as the KESSY keyless access, pushbutton start, navigation system and rearview camera – will also carry over as standards on the e-Golf Limited Edition.
Sales for the standard e-Golf began last fall at an MSRP of $35,445. VW has sold 668 units of the standard e-Golf since its release in November 2014 through last month.