Volkswagen Golf GTD to arrive in the U.S. image

The German based automaker Volkswagen is planning to introduce the new Golf GTD in the United States, where the model should arrive in a couple of years.

The announcement hasn’t been made officially but according to Andreas Valbuena, the Golf product manager, who has spoken to Automotive News, the model is rumored to make its way to the over-seas auto market.

“We see it as a very important part of our full range of offerings, a technology halo for our diesel technology”, said Andreas Valbuena, the Golf product manager.

As a quick reminder, the new Volkswagen Golf GTD is powered by the 2.0 liter TDI turbo diesel engine, which is producing a total output of 182 HP and it has a peak torque of 380 Nm. The same engine is also being used on the diesel version of the new Skoda Octavia RS. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint in the VW Golf GTD takes 7.5 seconds and top speed stands at 142 mph. With the manual version, the model will return 67.3 mpg UK and with the DSG 62.8 mpg. Prices for the model in the U.S. are expected to start at 27,000 USD.