Comparison between:
- 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition
- 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium
- 2014 Volkswagen e-Golf
- 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2014 Volkswagen e-Golf2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Limited Edition2015 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2014 Volkswagen e-Golf2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge P8 AWD
TrimLimited EditionSEL Premium-P8 AWD
Model year2015201520142021
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, EuropeEuropeEurope
Price---EUR 62,000 (DE, Mar 2020)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackHatchbackSport utility vehicle (SUV)
MaterialsSteelSteelSteelSteel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsDeep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
Deep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
Deep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
Black Stone
Onyx Black Metallic
Fusion Red Metallic
Thunder Grey Metallic
Glacier Silver Metallic
Sage Green
Crystal White Pearl
Bursting Blue Metallic
Interior colorsBlack
Beige
Black
Beige
Black
Beige
Charcoal Black
Number of doors444-
Number of seats554-
Length168.1 in
4270 mm
168.1 in
4270 mm
167.5 in
4254 mm
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Width70.8 in
1798 mm
70.8 in
1798 mm
70.8 in
1799 mm
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Width with mirrors79.8 in
2027 mm
79.8 in
2027 mm
79.8 in
2027 mm
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Height57.1 in
1450 mm
57.1 in
1450 mm
57.2 in
1453 mm
-
Wheelbase103.6 in
2631 mm
103.6 in
2631 mm
103.6 in
2632 mm
-
Front track60.8 in
1544 mm
60.8 in
1544 mm
60.7 in
1542 mm
-
Rear track59.5 in
1511 mm
59.5 in
1511 mm
59.5 in
1511 mm
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Clearance5.0 in
127 mm
5.0 in
127 mm
5.6 in
142 mm
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Front headroom38.4 in
975 mm
38.4 in
975 mm
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Rear headroom38.1 in
968 mm
38.1 in
968 mm
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Front shoulder room55.9 in
1420 mm
55.9 in
1420 mm
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Rear shoulder room53.9 in
1369 mm
53.9 in
1369 mm
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Front legroom41.2 in
1046 mm
41.2 in
1046 mm
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Rear legroom35.6 in
904 mm
35.6 in
904 mm
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Passenger volume2647.6 l
93.50 ft3
2.65 m3
2647.6 l
93.50 ft3
2.65 m3
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Total volume3293.2 l
116.30 ft3
3.29 m3
3293.2 l
116.30 ft3
3.29 m3
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Trunk volume645.6 l
22.80 ft3
0.65 m3
645.6 l
22.80 ft3
0.65 m3
343.0 l
12.11 ft3
0.34 m3
413.0 l
14.58 ft3
0.41 m3
Maximum trunk volume1492.3 l
52.70 ft3
1.49 m3
1492.3 l
52.70 ft3
1.49 m3
1233.0 l
43.54 ft3
1.23 m3
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Curb weight3390.71 lb
1538 kg
3390.71 lb
1538 kg
3328.98 lb
1510 kg
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Payload930.35 lb
422 kg
930.35 lb
422 kg
992.08 lb
450 kg
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GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
4321.06 lb
1960 kg
4321.06 lb
1960 kg
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Drag coefficient0.27 Cd0.27 Cd0.281 Cd-
Additional information---Towing capacity - 1
500 kg

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagenVolkswagenVolkswagen-
ModelEEM 85EEM 85EEM 85-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontFrontFrontRear
Power85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
150 kW
201.2 hp
203.9 ps
Maximum power RPM3000 - 12000 rpm3000 - 12000 rpm3000 - 12000 rpm-
Torque270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
330 Nm
33.7 kgm
243.4 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes-
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Normal
Eco
Eco+
Normal
Eco
Eco+
Normal
-
Additional informationFive levels of regenerative braking - D
D1
D2
D3
and B
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm
Five levels of regenerative braking - D
D1
D2
D3
and B
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm
Five levels of regenerative braking - D
D1
D2
D3
and B
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm
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Second electric motor

Information about the model's second motor and its performance.

Motor type---Permanent magnet synchronous
Location---Front
Power---150 kW
201.2 hp
203.9 ps
Torque---330 Nm
33.7 kgm
243.4 ft-lb

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
111.8 mph
180.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h10.40 s10.40 s10.40 s4.90 s
Additional informationEco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h
Eco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h
Eco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h
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Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeEPA: 83.0 mi / 133.6 kmEPA: 83.0 mi / 133.6 kmNEDC: 118.1 mi / 190.0 kmEPA: 208.0 mi / 334.7 km
WLTP: 248.5 mi / 400.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 105 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 116 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 105 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 116 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe
NEDC, CMB: 12.7 kWh/100 kmEPA, CMB: 43 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 72 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 79 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 85 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A+A+-

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion-
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronic-
Turning circle10.9 m
35.76 ft
10.9 m
35.76 ft
10.9 m
35.76 ft
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Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear-
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)-
Axle ratio3.613.613.61-
Additional informationGearbox model - EQ 270Gearbox model - EQ 270Gearbox model - EQ 270-

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionMacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
MacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
MacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
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Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers
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Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs-
Rear brakesDiscsDiscsDiscs-
Additional informationFront discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in
Front discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in
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Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET466.5Jx16 ET466.5Jx16 ET46-

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 91H205/55R16 91H205/55R16 91H-

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerPanasonic-SanyoPanasonic-SanyoPanasonic-Sanyo-
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity24.2 kWh24.2 kWh24.2 kWh78 kWh
Number of cells264264264-
Number of modules272727-
Voltage323 V323 V323 V-
Energy density126 Wh/kg126 Wh/kg126 Wh/kg-
Weight701.07 lb
318 kg
701.07 lb
318 kg
701.07 lb
318 kg
-
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingPassive coolingPassive coolingPassive coolingWater-based coolant circulation
Additional information-Optional heat pumpOptional heat pump-

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeStandard wall socket, 1.2 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
CCS fast charging, 50 kW
Standard wall socket, 1.2 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
CCS fast charging, 50 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
AC charging, 11 kW
DC charging, 150 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kWOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeCCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:24
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:29
Wall box 7.2 kW, 3:11
Wall box 3.6 kW, 6:44-8:00
Standard wall socket 230V, 10:32-13:00
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 20:00
CCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:24
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:29
Wall box 7.2 kW, 3:11
Wall box 3.6 kW, 6:44-8:00
Standard wall socket 230V, 10:32-13:00
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 20:00
CCS fast charging, 0:29
Wall box 7.2 kW, 3:11
Wall box 3.6 kW, 6:44-8:00
Standard wall socket, 10:32-13:00
DC charging, 0:25-0:31
AC charging, 7:06

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresAdjustable cargo floor (S)
e-Golf front grille with blue accent (S)
Integrated rear spoiler (S)
3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for front seats (S)
Adaptive Cruise Control (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (S)
Electronic Differential Lock (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control (S)
Engine Braking Assist (S)
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear park distance control (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Hydraulic Brake Assist (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System (S)
Isofix on rear seats (S)
LATCH (S)
Passenger airbag cut-off switch (S)
Rear seats belt pretensioners (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (S)
Side curtain airbag for front seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
XDS (Cross Differential System) (S)
2 x 12V power outlets, 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area (S)
5.8-inch touchscreen radio/navigation system (S)
Bluetooth, MP3, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
Keyless entry (S)
Keyless start (S)
8 x speakers (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
6-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Leather (S)
Tilte and telescope adjustment (S)
Electrically heated windshield (S)
Heated front washer nozzles (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear (S)
Rain sensors (S)
Rear window wiper and washer system (S)
Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror (S)
Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Dynamic cornering lights (S)
Front reading lights (S)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
Cloth (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
Adjustable cargo floor (S)
e-Golf front grille with blue accent (S)
Integrated rear spoiler (S)
3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for front seats (S)
Adaptive Cruise Control (S)
Anti-lock Braking System
Anti-Slip Regulation
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution
Electronic Differential Lock
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control
Engine Braking Assist
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear park distance control (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Hydraulic Brake Assist
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System
Isofix on rear seats (S)
LATCH (S)
Passenger airbag cut-off switch (S)
Rear seats belt pretensioners (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (S)
Side curtain airbag for front seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
XDS (Cross Differential System) (S)
2 x 12V power outlets, 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area (S)
5.8-inch touchscreen radio/navigation system (S)
Bluetooth, MP3, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
Keyless entry (S)
Keyless start (S)
8 x speakers (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
6-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Leather (S)
Tilte and telescope adjustment (S)
Electrically heated windshield (S)
Heated front washer nozzles (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear (S)
Rain sensors (S)
Rear window wiper and washer system (S)
Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror (S)
Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Dynamic cornering lights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED reading lights (S)
LED rear lights (S)
Main beam assist (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
Merlin e-grey cloth seats (S)
V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces (S)
Adaptive Cruise Control (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Curtain airbag for front passenger (S)
Curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver and front passenger seats belt pretensioners (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Isofix on rear seats (S)
Passenger airbag cut-off switch (S)
Rear seats belt pretensioners (O)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (O)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
8-inch touchscreen (S)
Bluetooth, MP3 (S)
Car-Net e-Remote app (S)
Dicover Pro radio and navigation system (S)
Keyless entry (O)
Keyless start (O)
Automatic climate control (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Leather (S)
Tilte and telescope adjustment (S)
Heated windscreen (S)
Panoramic sunroof (O)
Power windows front and rear (S)
Rain sensors (S)
Power-folding side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Blue ambient lighting around the decorative trim (O)
Blue footwell illumination (O)
Door-sill tread plates illuminated in blue (O)
Dynamic cornering lights (O)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED reading lights (O)
LED rear lights (S)
Main beam assist (O)
Iridium Matrix / Dark Magnesium trim (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
Leather seats (O)
Merlin e-grey cloth seats (S)
Body coloured covered grille (S)
Charcoal headlining (S)
Exterior styling kit (O)
Foldable towbar (O)
Glossy black roof rails (S)
Glossy Black Skid Plates, Front & Rear (S)
Grocery bag holder (O)
Hidden storage under the driver's seat (O)
Load compartment mat, moulded plastic, Charcoal (O)
Moulded plastic floor mats, Charcoal (O)
Power folding outer rear head restraints (O)
Protection net (O)
Protective cap kit, Matt Tech Grey (S)
R-Design perforated leather-clad gear knob, Charcoal, Geartronic (S)
Recharge aluminium front tread plates (S)
Recharge embossed logo on C/D-pillar (S)
Roof spoiler (O)
Roof top in contrast colour, Black Stone (S)
Sport pedals (S)
Without extra emblem tailgate (S)
360ยบ Camera (O)
Alarm Logic Base (S)
Automatic door locking (S)
BLIS - Blind Spot Information with steering assistant (S)
Cruise control (S)
Double locking (S)
Driver adjustable power steering (S)
Dual-stage airbags, driver and front passenger (S)
Dynamic chassis (S)
Emergency Brake light and Hazard Warning (S)
Harman Kardon Premium Sound plus Park Assist package (O)
Hill Descent Control (S)
Hill Start Assist (S)
Inflatable Curtain (S)
IntelliSafe Assist (ACC) (O)
IntelliSafe Surround (O)
ISOFIX mounting points, rear seat (S)
Keyless entry with hands-free power tailgate opening and closing (S)
Knee airbag, driver side (S)
Lane Keeping Aid (S)
Oncoming Lane Mitigation (S)
Panoramic roof with Navi Tech & Park Assist (O)
Park Assist Camera, rear (O)
Parking assistance, rear Gen 3 (S)
Passenger airbag cut-off switch (S)
Prep for Interior motion sensor (S)
Rain sensor (S)
Rear and front park assist (O)
Road Sign Information (S)
Safety belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters (S)
SIPS side impact protection system (S)
Speed limiter (S)
Standard springs (S)
Temporary Mobility Kit (S)
WHIPS whiplash injury protection system (S)
With alarm preparation (S)
Without blocked lock mode (S)
Without Pilot Assist (S)
12-inch driver display (S)
2 USB Typ-C Connectors, Front (S)
5 volt outlet (2 USB-C), in rear/lower tunnel consol (S)
9-inch centre touchscreen (S)
Android powered infotainment (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB+) (S)
Digital owners manual (S)
High Performance audio system (S)
Power outlet, luggage compartment (S)
Smartphone integration (S)
Volvo On Call (S)
Wireless mobile phone charging (O)
CleanZone (S)
Humidity sensor (S)
Two-zone climate system including cooled glove compartment (S)
Heat in grill emblem (S)
High voltage coolant heater (HVCH) (S)
Adjustable driver and front passenger seats (S)
Comfort front seats (S)
Comfort front seats (S)
Heated front seats (O)
Heated rear seats plus Climate Package (O)
Manual seat cushion extension, driver seat (S)
Manually foldable outer rear head restraints (S)
Manually foldable second seat row (S)
Power driver seat with memory function (O)
Power front passenger seat (O)
Power-operated multi-directional 4-way lumbar support (S)
Heated steering wheel (O)
Perforated leather-clad sport steering wheel with Uni-deco trim, Charcoal (S)
Steering wheel remote control (S)
Dark tinted rear windows (O)
Handle side door body color, w/o damper, keyless and illumination (S)
Heated windscreen (O)
Heated windscreen washers (O)
Power tailgate (S)
Tempered side windows (S)
Automatically dimmed inner and outer rear view mirrors (S)
Door mirror covers, 019 Black Stone (S)
Illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Power retractable door mirrors with ground lighting (S)
Fog lamps (S)
Interior high level illumination (S)
LED Headlights (S)
LED headlights with Active Bending Lights (O)
LED headlights with Active Bending Lights (O)
Charcoal Nubuck Textile/Perforated Nappa in Charcoal interior (RB0R) (S)
Cutting Edge Aluminium Decor (S)
High-gloss black side window trim (S)
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