According to Edmunds.com Volkswagen is thinking of bringing its Golf GTD to America in 2014. Sources at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show confirmed that the diesel-powered GTD would be shown alongside the Golf VII GTI at this year’s 2013 Geneva Auto Show in March. The car is expected to have as much as 185 horsepower from its 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder engine, but will be more notable for its low-rev torque and its ability to eke more mileage out of its fuel tank.
It’s also expected to be around 20 percent more economical than the GTI, a concept of which was shown during October at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. The current GTD delivers around 42 mpg, and the jump to the seventh generation’s more advanced architecture is expected to improve that by around 20 percent to around 50 mpg.
According to Autoguide.com
If you’re holding your breath on the Volkswagen Golf GTD to arrive in the U.S., you may want to exhale… and it’s not in relief.
The German automaker is thinking twice about bringing the Golf GTD to the U.S. stating that importing the diesel engine would add too much cost. The 2.0-liter TDI engine found in the Golf GTD can’t be produced at the German automaker’s plant in Mexico so it would have to come from Germany, according to Volkswagen Group CEO Michael Horn. As a result, the price point isn’t looking very attractive to Volkswagen and the “probability is sort of diminishing.”