VW Golf GTD is Still Headed to the States: Now Delayed Until 2016 or 2017

There’s still a chance that the diesel-powered VW Golf GTD could be offered in the U.S., but it won’t happen until 2016 or 2017.


The all-new seventh-generation Golf is finally set to arrive in the U.S. next month, which is about a year since it went on sale in Europe. A year ago VW revealed plans to bring the diesel-powered GTD model to the here, but then last month it was reported that it may not happen. Now it looks like there may be a slim chance that it could still happen.
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VW’s North American CEO Michael Horn recently told Motor Trend that VW is still planning on bringing the GTD to the U.S., but it now may not happen until 2016 or 2017. Last month it was revealed that the pricing for the GTD may end up being too high, since VW can’t produce its 2.0L turbo diesel engine at its Puebla, Mexico plant. Instead the engine has to come from Germany, which could make the GTD too expensive.

Stay tuned… For now diesel fans can look forward to the return of the Audi A3 diesel next year.

Source: Motor Trend