Vw to introduce the Golf GTD in the United States in 2015

Article by Christian A., on July 8, 2013

Volkswagen will increase its diesel lineup in 2015 with the Golf GTD, its first performance-oriented diesel unit for the United States. The GTD has the same sports suspension as the gasoline-powered Golf GTI and is available as a two- and four-door hatchback. The Golf GTD is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that provides up to 184 hp of output and 280 pounds-feet of torque.

According to VW, the Golf GTD could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in around 7 seconds and could return over 40 mpg on the highway. The car will employ urea to cut oxides of nitrogen, with the urea tank filled during change oils.

The VW Golf GTD will come as a variant of the seventh-generation Golf that will arrive in the US next summer.

VW sold 40,885 Golfs in 2012 in the US. VW is gaining headway for its diesel products in the US. The brand is right on track to sell 100,000 diesel vehicles in the US in 2013, reflecting a 10-percent jump over in 2012.

According to Andreas Valbuena, VW's product manager for the Golf, the GTD might carry a price of around $27,000 and would likely be a 2016 model. He said that the Golf GTD is a "very important part" of VW's full range of offerings as it serves as a technology halo for the carmaker's diesel technology.

VW expects the GTD to account for between 5 and 10 percent of Golf diesel sales. VW will launch the Golf GTD in Europe this summer.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The Nurburgring is the one track that many automakers want to hold a record of, because only the best of the best do. This time, a group of extraordinary passionate...
by - July 25, 2017
Would you like your convertible to be inspired by a yacht? Well, you do not have to imagine it anymore - thanks to the Bentley Continental GT Convertible and Mulliner...
by - July 25, 2017
The 2018 Jaguar E-Pace is the leaping cat’s first venture into the compact SUV segment, and sure enough, it didn’t take long before an artist rendered a wilder version of...
by - July 25, 2017
Good news for Audi EU5 and EU6 diesel car owners in Europe. They can now update their cars to fit six-cylinder or eight-cylinder TDI engines through a retrofit program, and...
by - July 25, 2017
Recently, Autocar revealed that a Ferrari SUV is on the way, after the company continuously denied that they will not build one. And unlike the usual crossover styling, Ferrari will...
by - July 25, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries