After a late January online reveal, the Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant has made its first public appearance at the 85th Geneva Motor Show.
The latest addition to Volkswagen’s biggest Golf family ever is a GTD (Gran Turismo Diesel) derivative of the Variant (wagon). It follows the Golf GTD hatchback which came out at the Geneva Motor Show two years ago and borrows the same four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine outputting 184 HP (135 kW) and a maximum torque of 380 Nm (280 lb-ft).
Due to the slightly higher weight, the hot diesel wagon needs an extra 0.4s to run the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) which takes 7.9 seconds while fuel consumption stands at 4.4 liters / 100 km (53.4 mpg US or 64 mpg UK).
The Volkswagen Golf GTD Variant carries a starting price in Germany of €31,975 and comes as standard with 17-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlights, smoked taillights and black roof rails. Also part of the deal are chrome exhaust tips, -15mm lowered sports suspension and several interior enhancements such as stainless steel pedals, illuminated door sills and a golf ball-styled gear knob.
For an extra €965, the model can be equipped with a Sports and Design package encompassing tinted windows, driving mode selection, red brake caliper and larger 18-inch alloys.
Volkswagen will kick off deliveries in the months to come.