Volkswagen Golf VI GTD U.K. pricing announced

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 25, 2010

The German carmaker Volkswagen has announced the pricing for the Golf GTD, its latest performance diesel, to begin at 21,850 RRP for the 3-door, 6-speed manual version. The car will be hitting the UK on June 22 but is currently available to order at VW retailers. The five-door model comes with a 585 premium and 1,305 for the 6-speed DSG automatic.

Power under the hood for the new GTD is an enhanced 2.0 liter (1,968cc) common rail TDI unit that generates 170 PS and a significant 258 lb-ft of torque brought to the wheels through a 6-speed manual of automatic DSG.

The result is smooth performance with an acceleration capability of 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds with a speed maxing out at 138mph. In conjunction with carbon emissions of just 139g/km and average fuel economy of 53.3mpg with a range of more than 640 miles on one full tank of fuel the GTD is both a frugal and thrilling drive.

The exterior looks of the GTD is considerably distinct from the regular Golf with fresh bumpers at the front derived from the GTI sitting below a grill with honeycomb design surrounded by chrome horizontal fins and a standing out GTD logo.

At the back, the full body-colored bumper makes the GTD look lower and broader than it actually is, while the standard wheels of the Golf are substituted with special 17 inch Seattle Black alloys. The main contact points are unique to the Golf GTD and includes a steering wheel with flat bottom, leather gearshift and a tartan interior as standard.

The GTD's tartan finish is unique and is slightly distinct from that of the GTI, since it comes in grey, white and black, instead of red, whit and black.

Similar to the whole Golf range, the latest GTD will come with class-leading safety elements like ABS, ESP and a total of seven airbags, together with a knee airbag, which is a first, and all are standard on the car. The Golf was recently awarded the maximum five-star rating in crash tests by the EuroNCAP.

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

Prices 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 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 GTD is a frugal yet exciting hot hatch.

The Golf GTD’s appearance differs significantly from the standard Golf. A new front bumper from the 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 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 Golf GTD – a flat-bottomed steering wheel, a leather gearshift and a standard tartan interior. The tartan finish is unique to the GTD and is subtly different from that found in the GTI, being grey, white and black, rather than red, white and black.

As with the entire 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 Golf was recently awarded a maximum five-star rating by the EuroNCAP crash testing agency.

Topics: vw, vw golf, hatchback, gtd

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