VW will reward the manual-diesel-wagon brigade with not one but two products set to satiate your Euro lust. In addition to the next generation Golf Variant (aka the Jetta SportWagen), Volkswagen confirmed that the next-gen Golf GTD will make it to our shores as well.
The new GTD is a bit down on horsepower compared to the GTI – 182 horsepower versus 220 – but crushes the 2.0T car with its 280 lb-ft of torque. Powertrains aside, the GTD should have a chassis more closely set up to GTI standards rather than the civilian-spec Golf TDI. The only downside will be the wait – the North American GTD won’t be available until model year 2015, which means a minimum wait of a year before it goes on sale.