Diesel. Hot-hatch. Not much more needs to be said about the upcoming Volkswagen GTD, which will eventually make its way to American shores, giving enthusiasts a crazy amount of torque to go with practical hatchback dimensions.
Take a closer look at the GTD, which is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine making 182 hp and a huge 280 lb-ft of torque. That results in 60-mph sprint that takes 7.5 seconds. But this diesel is about fun, not speed and thanks to its lighter platform, and efficient diesel motor, there’s no significant sacrifice at the pumps. VW says it can get more than 60 mpg on the European cycle, which is nothing short of impressive.
The GTD also packs 17-inch wheels, a GTI-like aero kit with chrome dual exhaust pipes as well as a rear spoiler and a sportier suspension setup. Inside, there’s a sports steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, a GTD gear shifter and instrument cluster plus the obligatory plaid seats.
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