Over the next twelve days, Urban Gear Works will be posting a wish list for the auto industry. Here's Day Two:
A Volkswagen Golf GTD for the American Market
The Golf GTI is a versatile little go-kart of a hot hatch, and VW's TDI powerplants have been universally praised by fuel misers and torque enthusiasts alike for years. The European market already has access to the dream match-up that is the Golf GTD - GTI suspension, interior, and exterior bits with a tuned turbodiesel mill. The GTD could be the perfect car for enthusiast city life. It's small and nimble, which makes it great for traffic and parking. The diesel motor means mileage to rival a hybrid, which is ever so important when Chicago's fuel prices are consistently among the highest in the nation, plus big-block torque for battling the cabbies on Lake Shore Drive. On top of that, as four-door hatchback, the Golf is one of the most practical small cars on the market. For someone who can only have one car for every task, but wants some fun, the GTD checks every box. Why won't Volkswagen bring it to American shores? Please?
Read Day One