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Photos of the Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf front quarter view

Looks like a VW Golf with different wheels.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Kia Soul EV front quarter view

I'm not a fan of the blue-white combo. Otherwise, though, the Soul EV looks like any other Soul.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: BMW i3 front quarter view

This is different.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf front view

The e-Golf's face gains a blue line and unique LED DRLs. On the SEL the headlights are also LEDs.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf side

The charge port takes the place of the fuel filler--in the right rear fender.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: EV chargers

Charger won't release? Why don't you give it a good yank...

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf rear quarter view

The seventh-generation Golf is the most attractive to date. But not exciting to look at.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Soul EV rear quarter view

I prefer the Soul EV in all white.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf interior

For 2015 light gray was the only interior color opion. For 2016 you can get beige or black.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Kia Soul EV interior

Kia did more to dress up its EV's interior. I'm not in love, but at least they tried.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: BMW i3 interior

BMW loves to reinvent the automotive interior. The salesman had to show me how to put it in D.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf instrument panel full width

Not especially stylish, but tasteful and solid.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf instrument panel

Clear, logical controls--except for the antiquated nav.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Kia Soul EV instrument panel

Kia made more of an effort to appear high-tech than VW, if less than BMW.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf driver seat

Comfortable and supportive. If only the vinyl looks more like leather...

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf back seat

Adult-friendly back seat, with vents.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf cargo area

As much cargo capacity as a regular Golf--quite an achievement.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf cargo area seats folded

Aside from the Tesla Model X, about as much cargo volume as you'll find in an EV.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf motor

There's little noise to suppress, but the e-Golf's EV bits get some garnishing anyway.

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Photos: Volkswagen e-Golf motor uncovered

The thing that looks like a cylinder head? Probably the inverter. The motor is under the beam.