Volkswagen has announced the pricing for the 2014 Golf VII GTD. The performance diesel hatchback comes from just £25,285 OTR. It boasts an impressive fuel economy and nice performance.

The new Golf VII GTD is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged common rail diesel engine – 184HP (135 kW) and 380Nm (280 lb-ft) at 1,750 RPM. 0-100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 228 km/h (142 mph). It can return 67.3 mpg on combined cycle with 109 g/km of CO2 – 4.2 liters / 100 km.

The Golf GTD comes with smoked LED rear lights with LED licence plate illumination, along with standard bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, chrome dual tailpipes, 18" ‘Nogaro' alloy wheels with 225/40 tyres, side skirts, a rear diffuser, sports suspension and a large roof spoiler.

The interior boasts tartan ‘Jacara Grey' sports seats, a black roof lining, sports steering wheel, and stainless steel pedals, there is also a GTD-specific gear lever, trim strips and instrument cluster.  Standard features including progressive steering, white ambience lighting, 2Zone climate control and a touchscreen infotainment system which also includes DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity.

Active safety features include the Automatic Post-Collision Braking system, a pre-crash system, Front Assist, City Emergency Braking, Automatic Distance Control, and seven airbags as standard, including one for the driver's knees.

Optional equipment includes 19" ‘Santiago' alloy wheels, ‘Vienna' leather upholstery, keyless entry, High Beam Assist, Lane Assist, Park Assist (parking sensors are standard), a rear view camera, ACC Adaptive Chassis Control, touchscreen satellite navigation and a Dynaudio sound pack with 10-channel amplifier and eight speakers.

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Golf GTD model line-up and pricing

Trim level Engine derivative CO2, g/km Urban mpg Extra-urban mpg Combined mpg Price, £ RRP OTR
GTD 2.0-litre TDI 184 PS 3dr 109 55.4 76.3 67.3 25,285
GTD 2.0-litre TDI 184 PS 5dr 109 55.4 76.3 67.3 25,940
GTD 2.0-litre TDI 184 PS DSG 3dr 119 51.4 70.6 62.8 26,700
GTD 2.0-litre TDI 184 PS DSG 5dr 122 49.6 68.9 60.1 27,355

Source: Volkswagen