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The U.S.-spec version of the Volkswagen e-Golf will be officially presented to the public during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, as the carmaker has already announced.

The brand new Volkswagen e-Golf is getting ready to go on sale in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2014, but before it will become ready for its future customers, the carmaker will officially present it to the public during the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, this month. The model in question is coming only as a five-door hatchback and it stands out from a crowd thanks to its LED headlights, to the revised front grille or the optimized 16-inch alloy wheels.

As far as the engine goes, the Volkswagen e-Golf is taking its power from an electric motor, generating a total output of 115 HP (85 kW) and 269 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque. There is also a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. The 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint takes 10.4 seconds in the e-Golf and the model can travel between 70 and 90 miles (112 and 144 km) on a single charge. Recharging the battery takes approximately 20 hours with a 110 / 120V electrical socket. Pricing details will be announced close to its launch.