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 Post subject: eGolf in Vancouver BC
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:55 am 
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Life just got a little bit more exciting with the announcement of the eGolf coming to Canada. As soon as I heard I signed up for one, and now I'm waiting to be contacted by the dealer.
There is a limited number of 2017 eGolfs available for Canada which as far as I heard is 250.
Anybody else? :)


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 Post subject: Re: eGolf in Vancouver BC
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:14 am 
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I am also in Canada (Toronto) and have put down the $1,000 deposit. Also received the same "select a dealer" email and have since been trying to figure out the next steps and timelines. The way the email was worded suggested the orders are ready to be placed:

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"Now that you've successfully reserved your e-Golf, it's time to build it. Visit a local participating dealership to customize your e-Golf and finalize your order..."


However, after speaking with both the dealer and VW Canada it appears that the systems are not set up to take our orders yet.


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 Post subject: Re: eGolf in Vancouver BC
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 11:24 am 
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Ok, my dealer just got in touch and took the color and option selection. This is not an order yet, just a selection of preferences. I support VW Canada (and factory) would like to gauge the need for different models so they can adjust production accordingly.

Dealer also told me the Driver Assistance package is NOT available at launch. This was new information and somewhat disappointing for those hoping to order fully-loaded vehicles. The package will be available at some point thereafter, however no date is apparently available yet from VW Canada.

Initial launch time-frame Canada-wide is supposedly end of June to July. Different lease options will be available, including a low 16,000km lease.

Just thought I would share this update for others in the same boat.


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 Post subject: Re: eGolf in Vancouver BC
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:00 pm 
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egolf2017toronto wrote:
Ok, my dealer just got in touch and took the color and option selection. This is not an order yet, just a selection of preferences. I support VW Canada (and factory) would like to gauge the need for different models so they can adjust production accordingly.

Dealer also told me the Driver Assistance package is NOT available at launch. This was new information and somewhat disappointing for those hoping to order fully-loaded vehicles. The package will be available at some point thereafter, however no date is apparently available yet from VW Canada.

Initial launch time-frame Canada-wide is supposedly end of June to July. Different lease options will be available, including a low 16,000km lease.

Just thought I would share this update for others in the same boat.


In almost all VW lines in North America, the fully loaded vehicles are usually end of year production runs. VW likes to get all the bugs out with early production before adding in the more problematic options and goodies a loaded vehicle can cause for service and repair. The last thing you want to be in North America is a Beta Tester for a new VW model. This is why I bought a end of year May production run 2015 SEL. Many of the bugs by then had been ironed out with supply vendors and production line problems. My ego doesn't require me to be seen driving around in the newest, latest and greatest electric vehicle, or paying the premium price for it. Just a FYI.

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 Post subject: Re: eGolf in Vancouver BC
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 2:32 pm 
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Clarkdale in Vancouver had 7 of the 250 and they went fairly quickly.

I put a deposit down over a month ago which apparently puts me in the second batch. These are unlikely to arrive until much later (first batch: July, second batch: expected to be ordering in August for delivery October or later).

This is all from the dealer and should probably be taken with a pinch of salt; I've had to chase them for information on this process and details seem to be out in public before they are aware in the dealership (e.g. options pricing).

I like the look of the digital dash but would happily forget about it if it meant getting a car significantly earlier.


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