For a long time was thought that in the range of “hot” Volkswagen models was no place for wagons. But the thirst to learn new market sectors took precedence over tradition.
And first fell the most powerful bastion – 300 – strong four-wheel drive Golf R. Then it became clear: as flagship charged “golf” has become wagon behind, it bound to follow a simpler version. And so it happened. However, the classic GTI have not dare be touched, but the diesel GTD in Geneva Motor Show brought it in cargo-passenger version.
In technique characteristics there are no differences from the two years hatchback. Option got the same two-liter TDI turbo diesel returns 184 hp and 380 Nm. It combines a choice of either a mechanic or a robot DSG. Both boxes – six steps.
But the cargo version turned almost hundred weight heavier, so the acceleration to “hundreds” of inferior though – Hatch with GTD 0,4 – 7,9 s vs. 7.5 s.
However, with the chassis Golf GTD Variant engineers did not split hairs too much – reduced by 15 mm ground clearance, picked up the original setting, but 17-inch wheels. That’s all. More can be obtained unless ordered nearly 1,000 euros package Sport and Design. It is, inter alia, the control system provides dynamic and adaptive suspension 18th wheels. Besides touring with him will become more colorful – it will appear red brake calipers, tinted glass and a leather steering wheel with Alcantara seat. Although the “cellular” grille, sporty body kit and interior style version GTI with plaid upholstery in cars will be by default.
In Europe, dealers already being traded Golf GTD option for the price of 31,975 euro.