Design direction of 2020 Golf is shown by 2017 Volkswagen Gen.E

2017.07.04 17:08

Highly anticipated pictures disclosing a fresh electric 2017 Volkswagen Gen.E have already leaked.

As follows from the images, it’s a contemporarily styled hatchback. The car maker has dubbed the Gen.E. On the pictures we observe the robotic charging station technology the German car producer is actually promoting as part of a broad-based cutting-edge mobility concept for electric cars.

In spite of the fact Volkswagen is expected to give an official comment on the brand new Gen.E, some insiders are assured its contemporary styling provides the first hints to the look of the approaching eighth-generation Golf, supposed to emerge in 2020.

Featuring an aerodynamically optimized body, it’s claimed to have a total range of up 249 miles – surpassing the range of the recently updated e-Golf by up to 63 miles.

As for major styling cues, they include a plain full-width grille, a steeply rising bonnet line, angular headlights with distinctive day time running lights, long doors with flush handles, small exterior mirror housings making use of video cameras, a heavily raked windscreen, to say nothing of complex C-pillars featuring vertical vanes just to ensure smooth airflow around the rear.

As reports state, the new Gen.E is built around a fresh lightweight platform structure specially adapted for maximum crash safety.

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