The latest hot Golf variant, the Volkswagen Golf GTD wagon, will make its debut at the Geneva motor show in March.
Although the GTD nameplate has been used by the company since 1982, this is the first time it’s been affixed to a Golf wagon.
Like the GTD hatch, the wagon is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine churning out 135kW of power and 380Nm of torque for the front wheels to handle. No word yet on what transmissions will be offered on the GTD wagon, but the GTD hatch can specified with either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Volkswagen claims the Golf GTD wagon can complete the 0-100km/h sprint in 7.9 seconds. Driven more sedately, GTD drivers may be able to match the car’s official consumption rating of 4.4L/100km. That’s 0.4 seconds slower and 0.2L/100km thirstier than the hatchback GTD.
Standard features on the GTD wagon include sports suspension that sits 15mm lower to the ground, a honeycomb grille, plenty of GTD badging, 17-inch alloy wheels, black roof rails, smoked tail-lights, chromed dual exhaust tips, bi-xenon headlights, sill extensions, sportier seats covered in tartan patterned fabric, and golf ball-topped gear shifter.
For a little bit of extra dosh Volkswagen is willing to fit 18-inch alloys, tinted windows, red brake calipers and leather upholstery to the Golf GTD wagon.
Volkswagen Australia has ruled out local sale of the Golf GTD hatch, so it’s unlikely that we’ll be seeing the GTD wagon here any time soon.