The all-new Golf GTDBook Test Drive
Power times distance equals fun behind the wheel.
The all-new Golf GTD.
Powerful and efficient without having to show it off: the all-new Golf GTD impresses with its sportiness, confidence and a clear design.
The all-new Golf GTD has many highlights.
Efficiency that is fun
The true superiority of the Golf GTD is hidden under its bonnet. The modern engine technology in your Golf GTD is characterised by its economy, high torque and power. Its 2.0 l TDI engine, with its full, exciting sound, delivers impressive performance of 200 HP* – imposingly underlined with a torque of 400 Nm. It is just the right engine for you if you like driving and drive a lot, but still want to keep your consumption down.
DSG dual clutch gearbox
No more gear changes, but no less fun
The DSG dual clutch gearbox with its brand new smaller selector lever guarantees fun behind the wheel without any interruptions. That’s because you can change seamlessly between the gears and even reduce your fuel consumption. Pressing on the selector lever enables you to easily select your chosen driving mode, which is then activated via the electrically connected shift-by-wire gearbox. Particularly handy in a traffic jam: When combined with the Travel Assist feature, the system can help you to pull away and brake.
Electronic differential lock XDS
So you can enjoy curves even more
Who would have thought that a little phrase like “electronic differential lock XDS” could bring such a broad smile to your face? This is precisely what happens in the Golf GTD. That’s because the standard XDS delivers more traction, which helps you to feel safe when cornering. For example, the precise application of pressure to one side results in sportier, faster and more accurate cornering, so it comes as no surprise that you feel yourself start to smile when you spot a curve ahead.
A touch more intuitive
The classic function knobs in the cockpit have largely made way for touch-sensitive surfaces in the Golf GTD. This allows you to control the "Air Care Climatronic“, for example, simply and intuitively using buttons and sliders.
Even the leather trim touch multifunction steering wheel can be operated with a simple tap of the finger. In combination with the intelligent menu navigation you have access to lots of functions. Haptic feedback through gentle vibration confirms every entry.
This is what you should be listening to
Proper musical accompaniment for your journeys. The sound specialists from Harman Kardon have developed an optional sound system tailored specifically to the Golf GTD. This means balanced highs and lows, along with crystal clear basses. What creates this undreamed-of sound experience?
- 8 loudspeakers
- Middle loudspeaker
- 12-channel amplifier
- 480 watt total power
Very illuminating: pleasant colours for a more relaxed journey
Immerse the interior of your Golf GTD in your favourite colour. Background lighting uses indirect lighting to create a pleasant atmosphere:
- 30 different colours
- The dash panel, centre console and also the front and rear doors are equipped with a light edge
- The selected colour is transferred to the digital displays