Volkswagen Golf GTD Coming to the US in 2015

German automaker Volkswagen is planning to expand its diesel lineup in the United States by bringing the Golf GTD over the Pond. While this may sound like good news for a lot of you folks that would drive an oil burner rather than a gas-powered vehicle, you’d better keep your shirt on for a little while longer because the GTD won’t arrive in America before 2015.
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Speaking at a press briefing earlier this week, the company’s product manager for the Golf range, Andreas Valbuena, revealed that the US-spec GTD is likely to be sold as a 2016 model with prices starting at around $27,000. “We see it as a very important part of our full range of offerings, a technology halo for our diesel technology,” he said, adding that the GTD will account for between 5 and 10 percent of Golf sales.

Set to hit European dealerships this summer, the Volkswagen Golf GTD is powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that delivers 184 HP (135 kW) and 280 lb-ft (380 Nm) of torque.

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