|10-02-2012, 08:00 PM||#1|
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2012 Volkswagen Golf GTD
Filed under: Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Diesel, Quick Spins
We're something of a broken record on Volkswagen's TDI family of diesels - torquey and efficient, they're really well-suited to the way Americans drive. We put that sentiment to a year-long test with a Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition not long ago, and enjoyed our time in what was basically an oil-burning GTI with a trunk. That is, until an unsolved catastrophic engine failure saw VW yank it away after just eight months. They subsequently replaced our Cup Street with a bog-standard Jetta TDI (in the new A6 generation), but the thrill was gone.
Judging by our brief time with this Kermit Metallic, not-for-North-America Golf GTD - essentially a diesel GTI - we think we could learn to love again. And given that Volkswagen is freely handing this hatchback out to journalists in the States, we can say that there's some truth to the rumors that executives want to bring the next-gen model to the U.S. in 2014. We're ready when you are, VW...
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