Volkswagen has unveiled the Golf GTD Variant prior to a public debut scheduled for March at the Geneva Motor Show. GTD stands for Gran Turismo Diesel so the model comes with a powerful turbodiesel engine in the form of a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter outputting 184 HP (135 kW) and 380 Nm which is enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 7.9 seconds. Due to the added weight, the hot diesel wagon is 0.4 seconds slower than its hatchback sibling. Fuel consumption remains very impressive as the model will consume just 4.4 liters / 100 km.
It rides on standard Curitiba 17-inch alloy wheels but at an additional cost it can be configured with larger Nogaro 18-inch rims. As standard it packs bi-xenon headlights, smoked taillights, flared sills, honeycomb radiator grille and GTD-specific front & rear bumpers. It sits 15mm lower than the regular car and comes with several upgrades inside the cabin such as the stainless steel pedal caps, illuminated door sills, black headliner and pillar trims, along with sport seats covered in Clark tartan.
The model is already available on order in Germany where it starts at €31,975. For an extra €965 it can be equipped with the Sports and Design kit which includes driving mode selection, tinted windows, red brake calipers and the aforementioned 18-inch alloys.