Following the Dieselgate avalanche, some customers may expect no less from Volkswagen than a complete switch to EVs, such as the 355-hp ID. Space Vizzion Concept shown last November. Yet while electric longroofs are indeed coming from Wolfsburg, no costly emission scandal could stop the brand from coming up with a better four-cylinder TDI on the side. Designed for the upcoming Golf GTD and advertised as “one of the cleanest combustion engines in the world,” the latest evolution of VW’s diesel promises to combine outstanding economy with more than enough power and torque for an engaging drive. In other words, it’s business as usual at the TDI headquarters.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2020/02/14/volkswagen-calls-golf-gtd-diesel-one-of-cleanest-combustion-engines-in-world