Volkswagen is all set with the debut launch of its Golf GTD at the famous Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013. The hatchback Golf GTD was introduced some 30 years back but this time for European Market, Volkswagen is introducing GTD in the perfect combination of 7th generation Golf platform with the sporty power, performance and all desired efficiency to make it the best long distance touring car too.
The Golf GTD has a turbodiesel 2.0 Litre Front transverse Engine with 6-speed manual gearbox which is capable of generating an output of 184 PS[181.5 hp or 135 kilo-Watts] at 3,500 to 4,000 rpm and best torque of 380 Nm at 1,750 revolution per minute. The power of engine makes GTD to sprint 0 to 62 miles/hour in just 7.5 seconds in its segment with a good top speed of 142 miles/hour[228.527 km/hour]. With all these power and performance the GTD is engineered to give best efficiency, in the 6-speed manual transmission the GTD has a fuel economy of 67.3 miles/hour and low CO2 emisssion of just 109 grams/kilometer, while the optional 6-speed direct-shift gearbox[DSG], it provides a fuel economy of 60.1 miles/gallon and for the 3-door variant the CO2 emission is 119 grams/km while 5-door variant has CO2 emission of 122 grams/km.
Featuring the unique interior with the progressive steering, tartan sports seats,white ambience lighting, a black rooflining, stainless steel pedals, ‘Climatronic’ climate control, sports steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, GTD-specific gear lever, trim strips and instrument cluster and a winter pack.
Its will have its European market launch starts from June 2013. The new Golf GTD for Germany is offered with the base price of 29,350 euros, and which can be ordered from March, 5th 2013, while in UK order placing is expected to start from April 2013, with deliveries in the summer. Pricing and specification with the fuel economy and emissions numbers are preliminary specification figures.
Sporty exterior features includes
- Smoked LED rear lights with LED licence plate illumination
- Chrome dual tailpipes
- 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 tyres
- A rear diffuser, sports suspension and a large roof spoiler.