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2014 (64) Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI GTD 3dr DSG

Cumbernauld Kia
Only £17,488
£3498 deposit
£281.67 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Bluetooth Telephone preparationBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Driver alert systemDriver profile selection
Exterior temperature gaugeFlat tyre indicator
Instrument cluster in whiteMulti function display colour screen
Multifunction computerPAS - speed related
Rev counterTrip and service interval display
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensorsWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

8 speakersCD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader, aux-in
DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlightsBi-Xenon headlights and headlight washers with LED daytime running lights
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsCherry red rear light cluster
Chrome louvres in grilleChrome trimmed front air intake surrounds
Chrome trimmed front fog light surroundsDusk sensor + auto driving lights
Electric folding door mirrors with puddle lampsElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeat insulated tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar back
Heated rear windscreenHoneycomb radiator grille - black
LED front fog lightsLED rear lights
LED rear number plate lightsRain sensor
Range adjustable headlightsRear diffuser
Rear roof spoilerRear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirrorTwin exhaust tailpipe
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
60/40 split folding rear seatAir conditioning - 2 zone electronic climate control
Ambient lightingBag hook in luggage compartment
Black headliningBoot lashing points
Chrome-plated electric mirror adjustment switch surroundChrome-plated electric window button surround
Courtesy light delayDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Dust/pollen filterEasy entry slide seats (access to rear seats)
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage box and rear air vents
Front footwell illuminationFront reading lights
Front seat back storage pocketsGearshift paddles
Grab handlesHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated door sillsIlluminated vanity mirrors
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seatsLoad through provision
Lockable, illuminated, cooled gloveboxLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingMultifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake grip
Passenger underseat drawerRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Rear cupholderRear reading lights
Removable armrestsStainless steel pedals
Storage box in centre console with coverStorage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartment in roof console with coverStorage compartments in doors
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removableWhite adjustable panel illumination

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSBrake calipers in grey
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdElectronic tyre pressure monitoring
ESP with EDL + ASRFront and rear curtain airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront side airbags
Fuel cut off safety deviceHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Pre crash systemWarning triangle and first aid kit holder

Security

Alarm with interior protectionAnti-theft wheel bolts
Electronic engine immobiliserRemote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Technical

Diesel particulate filterLowered sports suspension

Trim

Aluminium inlaysChrome air vent surrounds
Chrome-plated light switch surroundCyclone decorative inserts
Gloss black decorative inserts in dash 

Wheels

Steel space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)119Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CC1968Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)70.6EC Urban (mpg)51.4

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power184
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesGTD
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.5Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM2500Top Speed143

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/40 R18Tyre Size Rear225/40 R18
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleNOGARO
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1442Length4268
Wheelbase2631Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1870
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight550Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked690
Minimum Kerbweight1320No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Golf GTD

The Volkswagen Golf GTD makes you wonder if it's a more complete car than the legendary GTI after all. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

There's something wholly satisfying about a powerful diesel engine in a smallish car and nothing really does that formula a whole lot better than Volkswagen's Golf GTD. It features GTI-type styling, tidy handling and a gutsy 184PS diesel engine under the bonnet. Yet can still average 67.3mpg.

Background

How did a car as good as the Volkswagen Golf GTD sneak up on us? Normally we see models like this coming from a long way out but with the Golf Mk 7, Volkswagen has really upped the game of its sporty diesels. Suddenly the GTI's crown as the default desirable Golf looks to be under threat from a car that drinks from the black pump. Yes, I know that the GTI has a whole welter of history on its side but let's shelve that for a minute. If asked to choose between a GTI and a GTD to run for a year, I'd be willing to place money on the fact that most people would plump for the diesel car. It's a vehicle that seems better attuned to the times and Volkswagen has rather belatedly given the GTD the attention it deserves. My first encounter with this car was on a motor show stand where for a couple of minutes I sat in it writing notes on the new GTI before I twigged that the redline on the rev counter didn't go high enough for a GTI. Think of this as a GTI for those who want more torque and lower fuel bills. It comes as a three or five-door hatch - or as a spacious estate.

Driving Experience

The engine's a bit of a star here. Volkswagen diesels haven't always been at the top of the tree when it comes to flexibility and refinement. Yes, they've always made decent power and torque but the 184PS engine fitted to the Golf GTD really lifts it into the top league of diesel engine technology. It's refined at idle and makes a pleasant thrum under load. It doesn't feature the clever Active Cylinder Technology of some of the other diesel engines in Volkswagen's line up but that's about the only complaint you could level at it. It doesn't want for torque, that's for certain. The old GTD's 350Nm of torque wasn't bad but this rises to 380Nm at just 1,750rpm, and when deployed it'll get the Golf to 62mph from stationary in just 7.5 seconds. With a top speed of 142mph, it's not about to be found wanting on anything but the most ruthless section of derestricted autobahn either.

Design and Build

The Golf GTD is virtually identical to the GTI from the outside, coming as standard with smoked LED rear lights with LED licence plate illumination, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, chrome dual tailpipes, 18-inch 'Nogaro' alloy wheels with 225/40 tyres, side skirts, a rear diffuser, sports suspension and a large roof spoiler. The clever MQB modular chassis not only offers Volkswagen the scope to run different models spun off it down the same production line, it also pares weight right back, such that this Golf Mk 7 rolls back the years. In fact it's not significantly weightier than a Mk 4, despite boasting massively improved safety features and more interior equipment. It's miles bigger inside too. The driving position is almost unfeasibly adjustable and unlike many family hatches, you can get properly hunkered down in the car if required. The sheer amount of steering wheel rake and reach means that both shorter and taller drivers will have little difficulty achieving a perfect seating position. The cabin's a little wider than before which helps with elbow room and there's also a bit more rear leg room which is a welcome touch. The boot measures a hefty 380-litres, is well shaped and features a low loading height. That's the same as you can expect from all Golf hatchbacks, even though this one has the more sophisticated multilink rear suspension that its cheaper stablemates lack. If you need more space, then there's also an estate version with a vast 605-litre boot.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £26,000 for the three-door, six-speed manual model. There is a premium of around £600 premium for the five-door model and approximately £1,400 for the six-speed DSG automatic gearbox. GTD buyers get tartan sports seats, a black roof lining, a gorgeous sports steering wheel and a stainless steel pedal set. There's also a GTD-specific gear lever, trim strips and instrument cluster. Other features include progressive steering, white ambience lighting, 'Climatronic' climate control, front and rear parking sensors and a winter pack. It doesn't seem at all bad value given that Honda charges over £27,000 for its sporty diesel Civic and that manages just 150PS. There's a stack of safety gear as well, with seven airbags, including a driver's knee bag, five three-point seat belts, ABS with ESP, XDS electronic differential lock and ISOFIX preparation for two rear child seats. Then there's air conditioning, a DAB digital radio, a CD player, MDI interface (for connecting iPod or MP3 player), Bluetooth telephone preparation and audio streaming and eight speakers.

Cost of Ownership

Yes, this Golf is one of those cars that makes you scratch your head wondering how Volkswagen achieved that sort of economy with that sort of performance. A combined miles per gallon figure of 67.3mpg is what you get with the manual model, although the DSG gearbox knocks that back a tad to 62.8mpg. Emissions are rated at 109g/km for the manual car and 119 with the DSG - which will probably see the DSG versions nixed from many company car shortlists. Rather oddly, that figure rises again to 122g/km if you choose the five-door car although the five-door manual version sees no incremental penalty over the three-door version at 109g/km. So how has VW gone about achieving these efficiency gains? The big one is a weight loss plan. Then there are aerodynamic advantages, lower internal friction in the engines and optimised gearing on not only the manual gearboxes but also the DSG twin clutch units. All new Golf models - both diesel and petrol - come with a Stop/Start system as standard, along with battery regeneration. This model's efficiency is a big step forward from the previous generation GTD which managed 53.3mpg in manual guise.

Summary

I'll nail my colours to the mast and profess to being a massive Volkswagen Golf GTI fan, but it's becoming increasingly hard to justify buying the petrol car over the diesel, iconic status notwithstanding. The Golf GTD is a different car though, not merely a GTI with lower running costs. The torquier engine gives it a very different feel and you'll drive it in a different way. Plus, unique to the GTD, there's even the more versatile estate bodystyle as an option. Whatever bodyshape you prefer, it's refreshing to own a fast hatch or estate that can manage 60mpg on a good day yet which still has the chops to see off most other cars and can entertain on a cross country route. Plus the GTD is a car that just makes you feel good about your purchase. Just about the only demerit is its possibly rather anodyne personality, but that's probably a subjective thing. The Golf GTD represents a good heart/head balance. In fact it might be the best car that sensible money buys.

Performance
60%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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Monthly payment£281.67
Deposit£3498
Term (months)60
Cash price£17,488
Credit amount£13,990
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£20,399.20
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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