2015 Volkswagen Golf GTD wagon revealed
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTD wagon has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
TO VW, GTD STANDS for Gran Turismo Diesel. The label has been used by Volkswagen since 1982 but this marks the first time it’s been used on a Golf wagon (there’s already a Golf GTD hatchback).
Borrowing the same engine from the hatch, the wagon runs a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel making 135kW at 3500rpm and 380Nm from 1750-3250rpm and this allows the Golf GTD wagon to get to 100km/h in just 7.9 seconds. Based on UK data, the Golf GTD returns a frugal 4.4L/100km.
It stands apart from the garden variety wagon thanks to its GTD bumpers and the honeycomb radiator grille, smoked rear lights and flared sills. It gets 17-inch alloys, 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”.
The Golf GTD Estate is also available (in the UK) with 18-inch Nogaro alloy wheels and seat covers in a choice of Alcantara or Vienna leather (standard is Clark tartan). Optional extras include a Sports and Design package featuring driving mode selection, Nogaro 18-inch alloy wheels, red brake callipers and tinted windows.
In the UK, the Golf GTD wagon arrives from April. We’ve reached out to Volkswagen Australia for information on when we’ll see the Golf GTD wagon Down Under and will update this article with its response.
UPDATE : Practical Motoring spoke with Kurt McGuiness, public relations manager at VW Australia who said there was currently no plan to bring the Golf GTD Estate/Wagon to Australia, “although if there was market demand for it we’d definitely consider it”.