Volkswagen Golf GTD unveiled
* Will make public debut at the Geneva motor show * 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds, average economy of 67mpg * Priced from around 25,000...
The Volkswagen Golf GTD has been unveiled at the Geneva motor show.
Powered by a 181bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine, the Golf GTD sprints from 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 143mph. It produces 280lb ft of torque, which is available between 1750rpm and 3250rpm.
Two gearboxes are available: the standard six-speed manual and an optional six-speed semi-automatic DSG unit. The manual car does a claimed average economy of 67mpg with CO2 emissions of 109g/km. Cars fitted with the DSG gearbox have average economy of 60mpg, with emissions of 119g/km for the three-door car and 122g/km for the five-door version.
Styling changes over the standard Golf Mk7 include smoked LED tail-lights, twin chrome exhaust tailpipes, roof spoiler and 17-inch alloys.
Interior styling upgrades include tartan-covered seats, sports steering wheel, stainless steel pedals and GTD livery on the gearlever.
Standard equipment includes climate control, front and rear parking sensors and a winter pack that features heated front seats, sports suspension and progressive steering that changes the feel of the steering to aid low-speed manoeuvrability.