The first ever VW Gold GTD Estate is to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March this year. GTD, or Gran Turismo Diesel, promises exciting performance teamed with good economy. It is a badge which has been with the VW group since 1982. The first ever Golf GTD Estate houses the familiar 2.0-litre 184 PS TDI engine, the same in the standard Golf GTD.
This new model promises to be a comfortable yet sporty long distance cruiser – it is capable of going from 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds but is still able to achieve a provisional figure of 64.2mpg. This dynamic estate boats some exterior aesthetic tweaks as well; it has a honeycomb radiator grille, special GTD bumpers, smoked rear lights and flared sills. Further potent alterations include dual chrome tailpipes, 17-inch Curitiba alloys and black roof rails. The Golf GTD Estate comes as standard with sports suspension lowing ride height for a more purposeful and spirited profile, bi-xenon headlights and progressive steering – allowing a sharper response when attacking corners and greater comfort when driving normally.
Inside, a similar theme is adopted with sports seats, black pillar trims, black headliner and illuminated door sills. Further luxuries include a multifunction steering wheel with aluminium trim and a gear knob styled like a golf ball. Optional extras consist of a sports and design package with driving mode selection, red brake callipers, tinted windows, 18-inch alloy wheels and seat covers with the choice of Alcantara or Vienna leather.
The VW Golf GTD Estate is due to go on UK sale in April this year with first deliveries in June. Pricing and more detailed specifications will be available closer to launch.