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Volkswagen Golf GTD

VW Golf GTD review

VW Group Vladan Dimic says the GTD is vehicles rolled into It’s about handling and but it’s also frugal and and easy on the pocket and the environment. Gallery

Mark Hinchcliffe and road tests the Volkswagen GTD.

The VW Golf GTD arrives in variant only with a price of $39,290 for the six-speed or $41,790 for the six-speed DSG automatic Volkswagen Group Australia Karl Gehling believes the is worthy of its grand tourer tag the manual sips fuel at 5.5 per 100km giving it a touring of 1000km from its 55-litre tank. It’s quite a performance model, he says.

It challenge some people’s of what a sports car is but it’s got all the of sport with economy an affordable sub-$40,000 price We don’t see that he GTI badge be diluted by this at all.

Engine and gearbox

On the question of while the GTI pumps out an extra of power, it pales against the Commodore-sized torque of 350Nm a comparatively feeble 280Nm.

the manual and DSG GTD race from to highway speed in just 8.1 but it’s still a long way the GTI’s 6.9 seconds. Yet the manual GTD fuel at 5.5 litres per 100km, is only 0.2L/km more the standard two-litre diesel 1000km of range from the fuel tank. GTI manual fuel at 7.7L/100km. The GTD emits CO2 at per kilometre, up just 6g, while GTI out 180g/km.

Market and sales

Group Australia product manager Vladan Dimic the GTD is several vehicles rolled one. It’s about and sportiness, but it’s also and economical, and easy on the pocket and the he says. It will appeal to diesel lovers who have looking for something sportier.

Gehling says few GTI buyers be tempted by the GTD. He suspects it may rob of their TDI customers, instead. there’s no direct performance competitor, he says. He expects DSG to for about 85 per cent of sales as it in the GTI which represents about 25 per of all Golf sales.

Dimic there are at least ‘a of hundred’ GTDs in the country and should be adequate for demand. He forecast sales volumes. We a lot of interest and some orders he says.

Package and fit-out

officer Thomas Wacker the GTD shares ‘a lot of similarities the GTI such as brakes and lowered Although the GTI is lowered 22mm in the and 15mm in the back and the GTD is dropped evenly.

Outside and inside, there are a few telltale signs differentiating the GTI the GTD such as chrome horizontal strips, twin pipes on the side of he car rather than one on side, seat inserts in and some badging. The GTD even the GTI’s XDS electronically controlled with the ability to redistribute between the front wheels and braking force to counteract

It comes with a range of including Adaptive Chassis ($1500) that modifies the to the terrain and can be selected on the fly for normal, or comfort settings. Other include a sunroof ($1900), alloys ($1200), satnav leather upholstery ($3300), driver’s seat ($600), asisst ($1400) and Bi-Cenon with cornering function

It is difficult to criticise a vehicle can be punted hard, never put a wrong and still squeeze out than 800km from a tank. Unless you looked at the you wouldn’t think this is a It sounds and feels way too smooth, it a delightful ‘whump’ sound it hits the redline just of 5000rpm and it doesn’t clatter at

There isn’t the urgency of turbo petrol firepower, but is a prominent rush of propulsion way down low. Handling is for our bumpy and twisty country keeping all four paws on the ground for maximum grip and even in frosty conditions on the drive in chilly Tasmania. Not a squeal in earshot.

Speed-adjusted on many European cars to be too light at our ridiculously low highway but not s the GTD. It feels perfectly right through the speed The cabin is a smart and comfortable of business with tasteful soft-touch plastic, chrome and a driver’s position that is thanks to a widely adjustable wheel that moulds your hands.

Ok, here’s the only criticism. are slightly touchy.

Golf GTD

$39,290 (manual), $41,790

Body: 5-door, 5-seater

2-litre direct-injection, turbo 4-cylinder

Volkswagen Golf GTD

Power: 125kW @

Torque: 350Nm from

Transmission: 6-speed manual, DSG auto, front-wheel drive

0-100km/h 8.1 secs

Economy: (man), 5.8 (DSG)

CO2: (man), 152 (DSG)

Suspension: struts (front), independent (rear), lowered 15mm


Tyres: 225 45 R17 (optional 225 40

Brakes: ventilated discs solid discs (rear), stability control, electronic distribution

Weight: 1360kg (man), (DSG

Options: metallic/pearl $500, sunroof $1900, 18 $1200, 300W audio satnav $2500, leather $3300, electric driver’s $600, park assist adaptive chassis control bi-Xenon headlights with $2000

Colours: white, grey and black

Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD
Volkswagen Golf GTD


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