The New Volkswagen Golf GTD
The New Volkswagen Golf GTD

Volkswagen has revealed pricing for its new performance diesel, the Volkswagen Golf GTD. The new model is available to order at Volkswagen Retailers now ahead of the cars arriving in the UK on 22nd June 2009.

Prices for the the Volkswagen Golf GTD will start at £21,850 RRP 'on the road' for the three-door, six-speed manual model. There is a £585 premium for the five-door model and a £1,305 for the six-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

Powering the new the Volkswagen Golf GTD is a refined 2.0-litre (1,968 cc) common rail TDI engine, producing 170 PS and a substantial 258 lbs ft of torque channelled via a six-speed manual or automatic DSG gearbox. This translates to effortless performance with the ability to accelerate to 62 mph in 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 138 mph. Combined with CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km and average fuel consumption of 53.3 mpg and a range in excess of 640 miles on a single tank of fuel, the the Volkswagen Golf GTD is a frugal yet exciting hot hatch.

The the Volkswagen Golf GTD's appearance differs significantly from the standard the Volkswagen Golf. A new front bumper from the the Golf GTI sits below a honeycomb grille element framed by chrome horizontal fins and a prominent 'GTD' badge. At the rear, full body-coloured bumpers make the the Volkswagen Golf GTD appear lower and wider than it really is, while the Golf's standard wheels are replaced with unique 17-inch 'Seattle Black' alloys.

Inside, the main contact points are unique to the the Volkswagen Golf GTD - a flat-bottomed steering wheel, a leather gearshift and a standard tartan interior. The tartan finish is unique to the the Volkswagen Golf GTD and is subtly different from that found in the Golf GTI, being grey, white and black, rather than red, white and black.

As with the entire Volkswagen Golf range, the new GTD will feature class-leading levels of safety with ABS, ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) and seven airbags, including for the first time a knee airbag, all standard. The Volkswagen Golf was recently awarded a maximum five-star rating by the EuroNCAP crash testing agency.

Pricing and Environmental Information
The New Volkswagen Golf GTD CO2 Combined mpg Price, -
2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6-spd manual 3dr 139 53.3 21,850
2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6-spd manual 5dr 139 53.3 22,435
2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6-spd DSG 3dr 147 50.4 23,155
2.0-litre TDI 170 PS 6-spd DSG 5dr 147 50.4 23,740

Published : 21/04/09 Author : Staff

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