By February 21, 2013 Read More →

The new Volkswagen Golf GTD makes its debut at the Geneva Motor Show

VW Golf GTD_01At this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen debuts the new Golf GTD. The latest version of this fuel-sipping sporty compact features a 184 hp version of the new EA288 TDI turbocharged, direct-injection, four-cylinder diesel engine that already complies with the challenging EU6 emissions standard.

With184 horsepower and an impressive 280 pound-feet of torque that’s delivered from just 1750 rpm, the new Volkswagen Golf GTD combines the dual roles of highly efficient long-distance tourer and dynamic backroad performer. When equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, the GTD has an EC combined fuel economy figure of 56 mpg, some feat considering the car can also reach a top speed of 143 mph. This combined fuel consumption figure equates to CO2 emissions of just 109 g/km. With the optional six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission, the combined fuel consumption is 50 mpg.

Visually, the Volkswagen Golf GTD makes a statement through smoked LED taillights with LED licence-plate illumination, chrome dual tailpipes, 17-inch GTD wheels with 225/45 tires, a lowered sport suspension and body enhancements that include side skirts, a rear diffuser, and a large roof spoiler. The Golf GTD will be offered in three colors; Tornado Red, Black and Pure White. The interior is also marked out by numerous distinctive GTD features, such as sport seats with a tartan pattern, black headliner, a sport steering wheel, stainless-steel pedals and foot rest, a GTD shifter grip, and a model-specific instrument cluster. Standard features include white ambience lighting, Climatronic automatic climate control, park assist, and Volkswagen’s latest touchscreen infotainment system.

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