If you’re holding your breath on the Volkswagen Golf GTD to arrive in the U.S., you may want to exhale… and it’s not in relief.
The German automaker is thinking twice about bringing the Golf GTD to the U.S. stating that importing the diesel engine would add too much cost. The 2.0-liter TDI engine found in the Golf GTD can’t be produced at the German automaker’s plant in Mexico so it would have to come from Germany, according to Volkswagen Group CEO Michael Horn. As a result, the price point isn’t looking very attractive to Volkswagen and the “probability is sort of diminishing.”
Last year, Volkswagen claimed that it was likely the Volkswagen Golf GTD would make it to the U.S. and it would be priced around $27,000. Horn didn’t elaborate on why the Mexico-based plant is unable to manufacture the GTD’s engine; the plant currently builds the Golf TDI’s motor.
If it’s any consolation, Audi has announced the A3 hatchback will return to the US market and be offered exclusively with a diesel engine.
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[Source: Automotive News]
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