Chances are that you're familiar with the Volkswagen Golf GTI. It is, after all, one of the most iconic hot hatchbacks, and has been the go-to choice for those wanting a practical performance car since its inception in 1976.
Trouble is, the GTI has only ever been available in petrol form, and if you spend the vast majority of your time on the motorway then you're going to want a diesel option. In 2014, when VW introduced the Mk7 Golf, it also added a hotter diesel version to its line-up. Named the GTD, it's intended to provide hot-hatchback-style thrills without their traditionally high running costs.
Like the best performance cars, though, the GTD's extra pace musn't detract from its practicality or daily use. This is, after all, still a family hatchback.
Read on over the next few pages to find out.