Golf GTD certified for Australia – announcement soon?


Some good sleuthing by a member at the VWWatercooled forum has discovered that the previously unconfirmed Golf VI GTD could be coming to Australia after all.

The GTD is powered by a 125kW 2.0 litre common rail diesel engine and produces a Golf GTI beating 350Nm of torque. While its 0-100km/h time of 8.1 seconds won’t frighten too many GTI drivers away, the in gear acceleration is likely to be very impressive.

The information on the GTD’s probable Australian launch comes courtesy of the Road Vehicle Certification System which “allows vehicle manufacturers to electronically certify that the vehicles that they supply to the Australian market meet prescribed safety standards specified in the Australian Design Rules.”

According to the data both the new Golf GTI and the diesel-powered GTD were certified at the end of July. Also sneaking in on the GTD page is a 77kW 1.6 litre TDI.

With a few local sightings already of the Golf VI GTI model, and an October release looking likely, will the GTD be announced at the same time?

Watch this space for more information as it comes to hand.

[Source: VWWatercooled | Thanks to Phil for the tip]