The new Golf GTD will feature a new 2.0L TDI engine that delivers a maximum output of 184 hp and 280 lb-ft torque, which is a good 14 hp and 22 lb-ft more than what the current gen Golf diesel offers. Deliveries of this car in Germany will begin by June 2013 with a starting price of EUR 29,350 (INR 21.13 lakhs or $38,730), while US launch is yet to be confirmed.
The New Golf MkVII diesel will have 0-100 kmph acceleration time of 7.5 seconds, which is pretty good, if you consider the kerb weight of over 3,000 lbs. Golf diesel features styling upgrades that matches the GTI variant, stylish front fascia, 17″ alloys, LED taillights, 3 color options – Tornado Red, Black and Pure White. On the inside, you will find plush interiors just like the one’s seen on the MkVII GTI Golf. Volkswagen Golf GTD will be offered with lowered sport suspensions, plaid seat inserts, and flat bottomed sport steering wheel.