Volkswagen to Debut Golf GTD Variant in Geneva

By Paul Riegler on 29 January 2015
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DSC_0193Volkswagen will introduce its Golf GTD Variant at the Geneva Auto Show, which opens to the public on March 5.

The new GTD Variant or SportWagen as it’s known in some markets – GTD stands for Gran Turismo Diesel – is based on the seventh-generation VW Golf Variant, which made its debut in 2013 at the Geneva Auto Show

The wagon gets the same 181-horsepower TDI engine develops 280 pound-feet of torque and can go from a standstill to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.9 seconds.

Volkswagen says that the wagon’s fuel economy rating will be 53 mpg (4.4 l/100 km).

The car’s sporty look includes special GTD bumpers and a honeycomb grille, as well as smoked rear lights and flared sills. Seventeen-inch Curitiba alloy wheels are standard, with an option for 18” Nogaro alloy wheels. Other standard features include bi-xenon headlights, lowered ride height (by .59 “ or 15 mm), sport suspension, and progressive steering.

Sports seats in Clark tartan are standard, as is a black headliner, black pillar trim, and stainless steel pedal caps. Also included on the GTD Variant is a gear knob styled as a golf ball.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)