2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD will be officially revealed at the Geneva Motor Show on 5th of March. This historical model which made a revolution with its first appearance in 1982 is a compact hatchback with sporty tuning, and low diesel running costs.

Of course the 2014 GTD is based on the seventh generation Golf and consequently it combines performance with fuel-efficiency to make it a great long-distance touring car. The model is equipped with 2.0-litre common rail turbodiesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

It generates 184 hp (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque from 1,750 rpm, and it consumes just one gallon of fuel every 67.3 miles, making for CO2 emissions of only 109 g/km. There is an optional gearbox - a six-speed DSG one, which has fuel consumption of 60.1 mpg (three-door: 119 g/km CO2; five-door: 122 g/km CO2).

The acceleration time for the GTD is 7.5 seconds for the sprint from 0 to 62 100 km/h. Furthermore, the Golf GTD comes with smoked LED rear lights with LED licence plate illumination, along with chrome dual tailpipes, 17-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 tyres, side skirts, a rear diffuser, sports suspension and a large roof spoiler.

Other distinctive GTD features are included in the interior: tartan sports seats, a black rooflining, sports steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, GTD-specific gear lever, trim strips and instrument cluster. There are also some interesting technology features such as: progressive steering, white ambience lighting, ‘Climatronic' climate control, front and rear parking sensors and a winter pack.

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD is available in Germany at an entry-level price of 29 350 euros.

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Source: Volkswagen