Have you been looking for a hot hatch that is ready to perform, yet is still hugely practical and efficient? Well you may have just found the solution in the Volkswagen Golf GTD.
This stylish machine is both fast and economical, plus it is a surprisingly sensible family hatch that offers practicality, polished performance, complete with composure, class and a refined cabin. Available in three and five-door variants, this proficient creation offers excellent visibility, an air of maturity and much lower running costs than you may expect.
Able to achieve 67.3mpg with its advanced diesel engine, plus CO2 emissions as low as 109g/km, the Golf GTD is remarkably efficient. Its credentials do not detract from its ability to perform; find a fast, exciting, entertaining drive in the GTD with immense grip, sports suspension and sharp, direct steering, as well as comfortable motorway cruising and urban supremacy.
The Golf GTD offers advanced safety and protection to match its supreme performance, including a five-star rating from Euro NCAP.
Equipped with Volkswagen’s curtain airbag system, various additional airbags and ISOFIX preparation, all occupants are protected in the event of an incident. The GTD will inform you of its condition through alerts from the brake pad wear indicator and electronic tyre pressure monitoring system.
Benefit from various safety systems in this more-than-capable Golf, including Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control (ASR) and Electronic Differential Lock (EDL), keeping you in control and on-track at all times.
Better yet, the GTD also boasts Anti-Tramp function to ensure full traction, an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System that initiates braking post-collision, Dusk Sensor that automatically turns lights on when low light levels are detected and a Driver Alert System that monitors the driver’s behaviour.
The GTD follows the iconic Golf’s styling but with a little more. The smart GTD styling pack enhances and accentuates its enriched performance and understated sporting appeal.
Classic Black paintwork comes as standard with numerous other chic colours available. 18-inch ‘Austin’ alloy wheels and heat-insulating tinted glass complete the look.
Body-coloured door mirrors, handles and bumpers plus black trim features give the GTD a classy exterior. GTD badging, grey brake calipers, integrated spoiler, honeycomb grille and twin exhaust tailpipes create a beefy stance, hinting at the GTD’s potency.
Inside the refined and sophisticated cabin, find grey ‘Jacara’ cloth, ‘Cyclone’ inserts in the dash and door panels, plus black roof lining. Chrome-plated trim and white LED ‘mood’ lighting give the GTD a modern feel. The leather three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with GTD logo and golf-ball gear knob enrich the cabin and the optional panoramic sunroof offers a new dimension.
Powered by an advanced 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine and paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic DSG transmission, the GTD boasts 181bhp and 258lb-ft of torque. It takes just 7.5 seconds to get from 0 – 62mph and up to a top speed of 143mph.
To complement its muscle, the Golf GTD’s cabin boasts 2-Zone Climate Control, an instrument cluster with GTD-specific design and a multifunction computer with 3.5-inch colour TFT screen. Not to mention a built-in Winter Pack - this includes heated front seats and electric windows.
Stay entertained, well-connected and on the right track, with the GTD’s Composition Media system. This features CD/MP3 playback, eight speakers and DAB radio, plus Bluetooth connectivity and the Discover Navigation system with Car-Net Guide and Inform.
Additionally, the GTD comes packed with front and rear parking sensors, battery regeneration, Volkswagen’s Start-Stop System, advanced Bi-Xenon headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights, LED front fog lights and LED taillights.
|Vehicle length||4268 mm|
(unladen) 1442 mm|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||
1377 kg |
|Engine / Cylinders||
|Engine Capacity||1968 cc|
|Max Torque||380 nm|
|Max Power||135 kW @ 4000 rpm|
|Top Speed||143 mph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 7.5sec|
|Combined cycle||64.2 mpg|
|Urban cycle||53.3 mpg|