2020 Golf GTD Cuts Down Emissions, Loads Up on Power

Four decades after Volkswagen introduced the Golf, we’re being treated to the eighth generation of the classic car. This new iteration features the most powerful and cleanest turbo diesel injection engine ever installed into a Golf while maintaining the car’s “charismatic design.”

Golf is a sporty compact that Volkswagen has purposefully kept at economical levels. The introduction of the diesel injection engine means a significant performance increase for the car, but that doesn’t come at an expense to the environment.

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volkswagen Golf GTD steering wheel and dashboard

Golf is a sporty compact that Volkswagen has purposefully kept at economical levels. The introduction of the diesel injection engine means a significant performance increase for the car. The environmentally conscious will be glad to hear that the new engine is extremely clean, though. The Performance TDI’s efficiency has been optimized and CO2 emissions have been cut, and somehow Volkswagen accomplished all that while also improving responsiveness. The credit goes to twin dosing SCR with double AdBlue injection. This innovation reduces NOx emissions. The 2.0-litre turbo-4 engine is rated at 181 horsepower and can handle speeds of up to 131 miles per hour. The new Golf will also come with Travel Assist, which handles steering, braking, and accelerating.

volkswagen Golf GTD wheel

The exterior of the Golf is getting a bit of an update as well, with standard 17-inch Curitiba alloy wheels, black roof rails, dual chrome tailpipes, bi-xenon headlights, a honeycomb radiator grille, smoked taillights, and flared fenders. On the inside, the Golf will be getting seats done in Clark tartan as well as illuminated door sills, stainless steel pedals, and a steering wheel that sports multiple functions and aluminium trim. The shifter knob is said to be a stylised golf ball.

volkswagen Golf GTD back view

For many people, the Volkswagen Golf has been a reliable and economical vehicle for the past 40 years. This new generation Golf GTD will continue that heritage, offering a new generation the same promise mixed with a cleaner, more powerful engine. It’s a Golf for the next 40 years.

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Golf GTD announced at Geneva Motorshow

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