New Volkswagen Golf GTD gets a greener engineFebruary 14, 2020
Volkswagen has confirmed that the GTD version of its new Golf will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
The front part of the hatchback with a diesel engine, previously presented in the official rendering, looks like a model, in general terms, similar to the standard Golf model, but in the lower grille it will get a characteristic light pattern, like a hybrid GTE with a plug-in module.
Volkswagen claims that the drivetrain in the new GTD is “the most powerful and, thanks to double-metering, the cleanest injection turbodiesel engine ever installed in the Golf.”
It will offer improved performance, lower emissions and increased efficiency compared to the previous GTD, which gave 181 hp. and 280 lb-ft of torque. We know that he will use a variant of the well-established Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel engine with soft hybrid technology.
Official confirmation follows an unintentional publication of GTD power of 197 hp. and the announcement that three more hot Golf models will appear during 2020. Having probably appeared next to the GTD in Geneva, the new GTI follows the hybrid GTE released last year and will be joined by the high-performance TCR GTI variant and the R lineup.
The slide show, which appears to have come about as a result of a brand or dealer presentation, confirms the previously announced GTI power of 241 hp This is the same result as GTE. It also features a TCR variant with an output of 296 hp. R will lead the range with an apparent power of 329 hp. – an increase of 33 hp on the outgoing car.
Following the show of the GTI and GTD at the Geneva Motor Show, the R version is expected to be shown in July at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
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