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30 March 2009

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The GTI isnt going to be the only hot Golf. A slightly cheaper GTD model that uses a 168bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine will join the line-up in July.

The GTD wont be as fast as the GTI, hitting 62mph in 8.1 seconds, but it should average a whopping 53.3mpg on average. Thats enough for 645 miles on a single tank of fuel, while CO2 emissions are pegged at 139g/km.

Alternatively, you might want to wait for the scorching GTI-R that well see before the end of the year. A replacement for the old R32, it will feature four-wheel drive and a more powerful version of the GTIs 2.0-litre turbo engine.

Or try a
Ford Focus RS
Honda Civic Type R