Volkswagen will debut its Golf GTD at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The German vehicle manufacturer says that this version is the most powerful GTD ever, but also the most economical and environmentally friendly as it already complies with Euro 6 emissions standards.

Under the bonnet of the GTD is a 2,0-litre, four-cylinder TDI engine that has a maximum power output of 135 kW and 380 N.m of torque that is available between 1 750 and 3 250 r/min. Sending drive to the front wheels is either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearbox. With the manual setup, the Golf GTD can sprint from zero to 100 km/h in a claimed time of 7,5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 230 km/h.

The manual GTD consumes 4,2 litres/100 km and emits 109 g/km of CO2, while the DSG version has fuel economy and emissions figures of 4,7 litres/100 km and 122 g/km (four-door), respectively.

The GTD has the underlying visual characteristics of the standard Golf 7, but has sportier features to set it apart from the crowd. These include smoked LED rear lamps with LED licence plate illumination and chrome dual tailpipe, 17-inch GTD wheels, a diffuser and a large roof spoiler.

The cabin has distinctive GTD elements such as sports seats, a black roofliner, a sports steering wheel, stainless steel pedals, a GTD gearshift grip, GTD trim strips and a GTD instrument cluster.