Volkswagen’s gunning for the Focus Focus ST estate with the revelation that a Golf GTD estate will be unveiled at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.
It’s the first time a Golf estate has sported the GTD badge, following hot in the footsteps of the Golf R estate – first shown at November’s LA Motor Show.
Power comes from the same 184hp turbodiesel engine as the Golf GTD hatchback, meaning 62mph will be hit in 7.9 seconds. That’s 0.4 seconds slower than the hatch – but faster than the equivalent Focus.
With a combined fuel consumption figure of 64.2mpg and 280lb ft of torque, Volkswagen says the Golf GTD estate is “well placed to establish itself as an iconic long-distance cruiser.”
Styled like the Golf GTD hatchback, the estate features unique front and rear bumpers and a honeycomb radiator grille. 17-inch alloys fill the arches, while black roof rail and dual chrome tailpipes combine practicality with more than a hint of sportiness.
Bi-xenon headlights are featured as standard, while sports suspension reduces the ride height by 15mm compared to the standard model.
We’re yet to see pictures of the interior, but Volkswagen tells us it features tartan sports seats, illuminated door sills, black headliner and black pillar trims. There are also extra inserts finished in checkered black along with aluminium trim and a golf ball gear knob.
Order books for the new Volkswagen Golf GTD estate will open in the UK in April, before deliveries start in June. Prices are yet to be confirmed – but expect it to start at around £27,000.