Volkswagen has announced the first ever Golf GTD Estate which will be unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March. ‘GTD’ stands for Gran Turismo Diesel. Just like the hatchback bodystyle GTD version, the Estate bodystyle GTD version is equipped with a 2.0-litre TDI engine that delivers 184 PS (181 hp) and 380 Nm of torque.
The Golf GTD Estate’s sporty exterior features include special GTD bumpers, honeycomb radiator grille, 17-inch Curitiba alloy wheels, black roof rails, dual chrome exhaust pipes smoked taillights and flared sills. Styling is further enhanced with sports suspension which lowers the ride height by 15 mm. Other standard features apart from sports suspension include bi-xenon headlights and progressive steering.
The sporty theme is carried inside the car with sports seats in Clark tartan, illuminated door sills, black headliner and black pillar trims, stainless steel pedal caps, aluminum trim on steering wheel and golf ball styled gear knob.
The Golf GTD Estate is likely to go on sale in the UK in April, with first deliveries in June.
More information is available in the press release below.
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTD ESTATE SET FOR GENEVA MOTOR SHOW DEBUT – Press Release
- First ever Golf GTD Estate to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show in March
- Like the iconic diesel hatch, GTD Estate features 2.0-litre 184 PS TDI engine
- Combines sporting performance with combined fuel economy of over 64 mpg*
- Sporty design cues inside and out match those on GTD hatchback
Since 1982 Volkswagen’s GTD logo has stood for Gran Turismo Diesel, with its promise of sporty yet economical motoring. Now for the first time, the GTD initials grace the Golf Estate, which like the Golf GTD, boasts the 184 PS engine. The new model is set to make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The Golf GTD Estate is well placed to establish itself as an iconic long-distance cruiser. The 184 PS TDI engine takes the Golf GTD Estate to 62 mph in just 7.9 seconds with the 2.0-litre unit delivering a maximum torque of 380 Nm – and yet this sporty Estate car boasts an impressive combined fuel consumption figure of 64.2 mpg*.
The car’s sporty character is reflected in its exterior design: along with special GTD bumpers and the honeycomb radiator grille, the Golf GTD Estate also features smoked rear lights and flared sills. The look is completed by 17-inch Curitiba alloys, black roof rails and dual chrome tailpipes. Also standard on-board the Golf GTD Estate are bi-xenon headlights, sports suspension with ride height lowered by 15 mm, and progressive steering, which gives a sharper response during high-performance driving as well as ensuring greater comfort in ordinary conditions.
Inside, the dynamic theme continues, with sports seats in Clark tartan, illuminated door sills, black headliner and black pillar trims. Added to this, there are numerous decorative inserts and panels in Checkered Black, plus stainless steel pedal caps. Further refinements include the multifunction steering wheel with aluminium trim and the gear knob styled as a golf ball.
The Golf GTD Estate is also available with 18-inch Nogaro alloy wheels and seat covers in a choice of Alcantara or Vienna leather. Optional extras include a Sports and Design package featuring driving mode selection, Nogaro 18-inch alloy wheels, red brake callipers and tinted windows.
The Golf GTD Estate is expected to go on sale in the UK in April, with first deliveries in June. UK pricing and specification will be confirmed closer to launch.