The flurry of Mk VII Golf
GTD television ads by Volkswagen
, which range from funny to hilarious, just make us want one that much more. The focus of these 30-second commercials is on the torque-rich performance of the hatchback's turbocharged 2.0-liter TDI diesel
engine, which has a stump-thumping 280 pound-feet of torque on hand. That's enough torque for some harmless mischief, if you're to believe the commercials, and, paired with 184 horsepower, enough for the oil-burning Golf
performance model to go from 0-62 miles per hour in about 7.5 seconds.
performance-first approach in its ads for the economical GTD is refreshing, and it reminds us of another commercial from Chevrolet
. Do we see a trend starting here?
The saddest part is that we will likely have to wait a couple more years
before the GTD arrives on our shores as a 2016 model, slotted between the petrol-powered GTI
and the king of VW
hatchbacks, the Golf R
. Until then, scroll down
and enjoy these amusing commercials.