Diesel engines are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, so Volkswagen has decided to bring the Golf GTD to America.

Diesel engines are becoming increasingly popular in the United States, so Volkswagen has decided to bring the Golf GTD to America.

Set to arrive in 2015, the Golf GTD features a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that develops 184 HP (135 kW) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque. When connected to a six-speed manual transmission, the model accelerates from 0-62 mph in 7.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h).

According to Golf product manager Andreas Valbuena, "We see it as a very important part of our full range of offerings, a technology halo for our diesel technology."

The Golf GTD is expected to cost approximately $27,000 when it arrives in the United States as a 2016 model.

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Volkswagen Golf GTD coming to the U.S. - report