We all love our Golf
...because it offers economy, reliability and good performance - just like the champion it is.
Over 350 000 models of the Golf have been sold in South Africa since its launch four decades ago. High performance versions like the Golf R and GTI continue to strengthen in terms of sales and these two versions make op nearly 60% of all Golf sales in South Africa.
A rare sight on the pre-loved car sales floor is the GTD, of which a new version was launched in July 2017. This is Volkswagen’s only performance diesel derivative hatch in South Africa. There is currently only one in the wide range of Golfs available at MasterCars on the Volkswagen premises opposite the Garden Route Mall.
The first ‘performance’ Golf diesel was 35 years old in 2017. At its launch in 1982, it was described as the first ‘sports’ diesel and it arrived at the same time as the five millionth Golf.
A main advantage of diesel is economy and here lies the Golf GTD’s genius, but without sacrificing performance. For the exact details on engine size and fuel consumption, enthusiasts must hurry to have a look at this car popularly known as “the GTI of diesels”.
There are numerous benefits and features a special one is the ability to guide the driver when reversing with a trailer.
It does not become available often, as owners tend to hang onto them as long as possible.
The clean car in a dark iron blue dates from 2017. It has low kilometres and a two year unlimited kilometres MasterCars warranty is available as an option.
A main advantage of diesel is economy and here lies the Golf GTD’s genius, but without sacrificing performance.