The new VW Golf GTD is making its world premier at the 2009 Auto Mobil International (AMI) in Leipzig. The GTD has a 2.0-litre TDI engine. The new Polo will also be unveiled for the first time in Germany at AMI.

Volkswagen is introducing a new model to the Golf lineup at the 2009 Auto Mobil International (AMI) in Leipzig, Germany. The newcomer is called the Golf GTD and it's aimed at those who value both sportiness and economy. What makes the GTD special is its use of the 2.0-litre TDI with 170hp (125kW).

After testing the vehicle VW was able to achieve an average fuel consumption figure of 5.3 litres per 100 kilometres and a C02 emissions figure of 139 g/km. Performance wise the GTD will take off from standstill to 100km/h in 8.1 seconds and attain a top speed of 222km/h (138mph).

Just like its GTI sibling, the GTD comes fitted with a sports suspension and alloy wheels. Handling is said to be of akin to the GTI's.

The AMI starts in a day's time and VW will also use it to premier the new Polo on German soil. The MkV Polo was unveiled at the 2009 Geneva International Motor Show. In the first year of its market introduction the car will be offered with seven new engines; four TSIs and three TDIs. Available power will range from 44kW (60hp) to 77kW (105hp).

Note: No photos of the Golf GTD have been released yet.  MkVI Golf GTI pictured above.


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