Lowering the cost of entry to e-mobility, the 2016 e-Golf SE offers most of the features of the SEL Premium model. A 3.6 kW onboard charger is standard, but the DC Fast Charging Package (late availability) adds the 7.2 kW onboard charger with DC Fast Charging.
Both e-Golf models get MIB II infotainment systems; SE models feature a 6.5-inch touchscreen, and SEL Premium models have an 8-inch touchscreen. A new Driver Assistance Package, which includes Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist), is available on SEL Premium.
Lowering the cost of entry to Volkswagen e-mobility, the new 2016 e-Golf SE offers most of the features of the SEL Premium model and includes a 3.6 kW onboard charger as standard. A new available DC Fast Charging Package adds the 7.2 kW onboard charger with DC Fast Charging.
For 2016, Volkswagen kicks technology into high gear. Connectivity features, via the new MIB II infotainment system with VW Car-Net® App-Connect, are added to nearly every model. Volkswagen Group of America is one of the first in the industry to support all three available connected car systems: Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink®, allowing owners to access select apps from their smartphones directly through the vehicle head unit. Nearly all vehicles will receive USB connectivity.
In addition to smartphone connectivity, the new infotainment system serves as a foundation for the next generation of Volkswagen’s Car-Net connected vehicle services. Available by subscription, the Car-Net umbrella includes security features, remote vehicle access, advanced telematics and enhanced navigation.
Driver assistance technology introduced on the refreshed 2015 Touareg will be expanded throughout Volkswagen’s lineup. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) are now available on CC, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen, Golf R and Jetta models.
The Automatic Post-Collision Braking System debuted on the 2015 Golf, and builds on the premise that a collision is rarely a single, instantaneous action, but rather a series of events that follow the initial impact—the most significant of which can cause additional collisions. The Automatic Post-Collision Braking system helps address this by applying the brakes when a primary collision is detected by the airbag sensors, thus helping reduce residual kinetic energy and, in turn, the chance of additional damage. The system is now also standard on all Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Jetta and Touareg models in addition to the entire Golf family.
Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), which helps warn drivers if they begin to stray from their lane and actively countersteers if the driver does not react, is available on CC, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen and Golf R.
A brand new feature for Volkswagen in 2016 is the Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist), which identifies parking spots and steers the vehicle into them. Park Assist utilizes Park Distance Control (Park Pilot) as well as a multifunction camera to guide drivers into parallel or perpendicular spaces. The system will be available on Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen and e-Golf models.