Revived classic Golf for Geneva
CLASSIC COMEBACK: The VW Golf GTD will make its debut at the 2013 Geneva auto show.
WOLFSBURG, Germany - The first GTD was launched three decades ago in 1982 boasting with fuel efficient figures, a very sporty attitude and borrowed features and styling form the GTI.
The GTD transformed the compact diesel segment with its turbodiesel engine.
Under the bonnet lies a four-cylinder TDI engine good for 135kW and 380Nm at 1750 to 3250rpm. The front-wheel drive car is mated to a six speed manual gearbox or an automatic 6-speed DSG option.
The claimed fuel consumption is 4.2 litres /100 km on the manual version and 119g/km of C02 emissions on the two-door model.
The new model is based on the seventh generation Golf and comes standard with smoked LED rear lights, LED licence plate illumination and chrome dual tailpipes.
There are also 17” GTD wheels, side sill trim, a diffuser, sport suspension and a big, sporty roof spoiler.
Other distinctive GTD markings in the interior include “Clark” tartan sport seats, a black roofliner, sporty steering wheel, stainless steel pedals. There also GTD gear shift grip, trim strips and instrument cluster.
Driving goodies include progressive steering, white ambience lighting, automatic climate control, front and rear park assist, winter pack and “Composition Touch” radio system. Standard body colours include: tornado red, black and pure white.
The car will be making its debut at Geneva on March 5, but will also be ready for orders in Germany from the same day. Deliveries for the European market begin in June 2013.
VW South Africa said the GTD won’t be heading this way, but the GTI will arrive later in 2013.