Leasing A Volkswagen Golf GTD
Posted: 22nd February 2017
Are you someone who wishes to own a Golf, its speed, its looks and its interior, but don’t want the running costs that comes with a petrol model? Great, because we have a range of Volkswagen Golf GTD to satisfy that desire. Volkswagen designed this Golf to deliver on the cheaper running costs whilst offering you a great Golf to drive. It has rivals in the form of the Ford Focus RS, Skoda Octavia vRS and the SEAT Leon FR.
Along with all the other Golf models, the GTD will receive the 2017 aesthetic update, including a redesigned front, standard-fit LED headlights and tail lights. Under the bonnet, much hasn’t changed and you have a great collection of GTD models. We have a variety of models for you to browse through leasing for personal use.
Whilst the GTD has a variety of models that range from those with simple navigational equipment to those that are fully equipped. The top level GTD model is the Golf 2.0 TDI GTD 5dr DSG [Nav]. This model has under the bonnet an in-line four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine with 16 valves. It is matched with a front wheel drive system and an automatic gearbox.
It develops 184 bhp, ensuring it has the power to put down a top speed of 143 mph, which is very respectable a car of its size. It sprints from 0-60 mph in 7.5 seconds, allowing it to get up to the right speed quickly, ensuring it is suitable for both city driving and motorway cruising. It has a 50-litre fuel tank and a decent fuel economy results in low running costs. The combined fuel economy for the GTD is 58.9 mpg, whilst the extra urban economy is 64 mpg, and the urban fuel economy of 50 mpg. Overall, that means your running costs will be fairly low.
Let’s talk interiors
Golf GTD cars are the same level as the Golf GTI and the Golf R in terms of interior. When it comes to a Golf, the GTD has the nicest interior available, including lots of shiny black trimmings with a flat-bottomed, leather-trimmed sports steering wheel. Dependent upon whether you choose the manual gearbox, you can get a dimpled golf-ball like gearknob.
There is an option, thanks to the 2017 update for a 9.2-inch Discover Pro infotainment system. It is extremely easy to use and navigate and responds to gesture controls well. The graphics on the screen are crisp and gorgeous to look at.
Everything is well set out and very easy to use. With the combination of high-quality materials and plastics, you will find it is expertly built, ensuring you have a truly quality place to sit. The seats are incredibly comfortable as well, and you get plenty of headroom and legroom in both the front and the rear.
Driving in the GTD
Whilst not up to the standard of the amazing GTI, the GTD is still a brilliant drive. When you throw the GTD into a corner, you will find plenty of grip holding you in throughout the corner. This means you can tackle the corner at speed if you do wish. The steering is accurate and relatively responsive for a diesel model.
With regards to the ride, it is designed to be smoother than its more aggressive petrol counterpart. It is incredibly smooth when it comes to motorway driving and it is over all a far calmer place. The cabin is incredibly refined to ensure that the road, wind and engine noise is kept to a minimum.
If you are interested in a Volkswagen Golf GTD, you will be driving away in an excellent hot hatchback with relatively low running costs. Zero Deposit Car Leasing offers great car lease deals on the Golf GTD and you can get one without requiring a deposit.