Volkswagen has chosen the 2015 Geneva Motor Show to reveal some forbidden fruit.
The Golf GTD Variant as it is called is a performance version of the Golf wagon, or SportWagen as it’s known in North America. Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that makes 181 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque that will get the GTD wagon up to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds. VW says the GTD will return up to 53 mpg, though that is on the European test cycle.
To differentiate its look, the GTD wagon gets special bumpers, a honeycomb grille, smoked rear taillights and flared sills. To make sure that it’s more fun, VW has fit the car with sport suspension that lowers ride height by 15 mm along with progressive steering that allows sharper performance during high-speed driving.
Of course, the GTD will be a Europe-only model, so all we can do is look. For live photos of the new VW performance wagon, come back to AutoGuide for live coverage from the show.
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