The 2015 Geneva Motor Show will open its doors in March but Volkswagen was eager to show us the first ever Golf GTD Estate. This means more space for the passengers and the same 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that produces 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque. According to Volkswagen, the 2015 Golf GTD Estate is able to push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds, while combined fuel consumption is 64.2 mpg or 4.4 l/100 km.
When it comes to design, the vehicle shows brand new GTD bumpers, the well-known honeycomb radiator grille, as well as smoked rear lights and flared sills. The design is completed by the 17-inch Curitiba alloy wheels, black roof rails as well as by the dual chrome tailpipes.
Moreover, the Golf GTD Estate features as standard bi-xenon headlights, sports suspension which lowers the vehicle by 15 mm and progressive steering, which gives a sharper response during high-performance driving.
Inside, the 2015 VW Golf GTD Estate will show sports seats in Clark tartan, illuminated door sills, black headliner and black pillar trims.
In addition, we will find decorative inserts and panels in Checkered Black, stainless steel pedal caps, a multifunction steering wheel with aluminum trim and a gear knob inspired by a golf ball.
As an option, Volkswagen will offer 18-inch Nogaro alloy wheels, seat covers in a choice of Alcantara or Vienna leather, Sports and Design package featuring driving mode selection and red brake calipers.
As standard, the new Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant is fitted with bi-xenon headlights and cornering lights. It is distinguished from its other siblings by the understated elegant chrome strip in the radiator grille that traces the same sporty lines of the red strip in the Golf GTI. This chrome strip extends into the headlights, thereby dividing them into two sections: the upper section with bi-xenon elements and the lower section with the indicator lights.
The new Golf GTD Variant also features a specially designed bumper with optional integrated LED fog lights (on the left and right) and air guide elements in a glossy black finish. The bumper also features a lower radiator grille insert with a black honeycomb structure.
The new Golf GTD Variant rides on 17-inch "Curitiba" style alloy wheels shod in 225 size tires. The flanks of the Golf GTD Variant also sport side sill extensions.
Meanwhile, the rear end of the Golf GTD Variant is marked by chrome dual exhaust pipe trims as well as a GTD badge. As standard, the Golf GTD Variant comes with dark-red rear lights. The Golf GTD Variant could optionally be finished features in any of the three GT exterior colors: Black, Pure White and Tornado Red.
Inside, the new Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant exudes a high level of versatility, as demonstrated by up to 605 liters of cargo space, with the luggage loaded up to the backrests of the rear seats. However, when the cargo is loaded into the vehicle up to the front seat backrests and up to the headliner, the Golf GTD Variant could accommodate up to 1,620 liters of cargo space. The cargo compartment is fitted, as standard, with a roller blindcover to conceal it from curious onlookers. If the roller blind isn't need, it can be stowed under the cargo floor. Interestingly, the cargo floor is adjustable in height. It is also removable.