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    Paris: Volkswagen GTI Concept is ready to carry the hot hatch torch
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    If you're looking for thinly veiled production models from the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen has you covered. The German automaker showed off its GTI Concept alongside a smattering of other Golf variants. A prototype in name only, the concept gives us a glimpse of what the MkVII GTI will ...

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    Report: Volkswagen GTI design study images show up ahead of Paris reveal
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    Following the debut of the new Mark VII Golf, Volkswagen is set to pull the wraps off of a new GTI Concept at the Paris Motor Show. Though its time in the hot lights is less than a day away, that hasn't stopped the likes of AutoBild from dropping some freshly leaked images of the hot hatch design ...

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    Spy Shots: Next Golf R sheds lots of camo, still looks stealthy
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    We're waiting to see the genuine Mk VII Volkswagen Golf in the steel so that people can decide which side of the fence they're on regarding its design, but we're pretty sure the Golf R will, as usual, improve upon it. A prototype of the hot version of VW's hatch was spotted in a wild camo party ...

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    Rumormill: Volkswagen cooking up lightweight Carbon GTI
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    Autocar reports Volkswagen may be working on a lightweight version of the GTI as a tribute to the model's bare-bones ancestry. Dubbed "Carbon GTI," the model is said to make use of a range of new manufacturing techniques to incorporate a heap of carbon fiber and aluminum wherever possible. Pieces ...

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    Video: Why are these kids going nuts destroying this VW GTI?
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    Fans of classic Volkswagen iron may want to look away. This video is not for the faint of heart if you are an 80s car fan, either. It contains graphic documentation of vehicular abuse on an unprecedented level. A group of ruthless youngsters absolutely destroy every bit of glass in this Mark II ...

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    Video: Details on next Volkswagen Golf emerge in leaked presentation
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    The Mk VII Volkswagen Golf will be completely known to the world on September 4. And thanks to leaked pages from a document detailing the new Golf's features, we know a little more about it ahead of time. We'd heard before that the Mk VII would be about 150 pounds lighter than the Mk VI, but a ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 Volkswagen Golf R prototype makes its first appearance
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    Here we have spy shots of the 2014 Mk7 Volkswagen Golf R, the high-flying variant of the hatchback mainstay that will change the way things are done in the Golf world. Built on Volkswagen's next-generation MQB chassis, officials say the 2014 Golf will be about 150 pounds lighter than the current ...

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    Video: Volkswagen pits Jetta GLI against... a speed talker?
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    Volkswagen is excellent at coming up with loopy, memorable commercials, especially the kind that are best described with the phrase, "You'll just have to see it." Looking in that direction is a set of four ads called Fast vs. Fast, in which the some of the family wares need to prove their speed ...

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    Report: Next VW GTI to get 260-hp from 2.0-liter four
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    We've heard that Volkswagen will be turning up the wick on the next-generation GTI, and this newest report is certainly fanning those flames. Autocar now says the 2.0-liter turbo four in Volkswagen's next hot hatch will make all of 260 horsepower, but perhaps more importantly, the front ...

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    Official: Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet toots its 207-horsepower horn
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    While we get the Volkswagen Eos, other markets get this: the Golf GTI Cabriolet. We had a good look at it under the lights of the Geneva Motor Show, and now VW has dropped a slew of photos of the convertible in its natural environment. Under the hood is a 207-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged ...

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    Official: Volkswagen interns roll into Worthersee with GTI Black Dynamic show car
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    Slammed Skodas, Seats, Audis and Polos are all well and nice, but at the end of the day, the annual gathering of Volkswagen performance enthusiasts at Lake Wörthersee in Austria is about the GTI. That much isn't lost on Volkswagen, so in addition to bringing the new GTI Cabrio along with all ...

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    Official: Volkswagen previews 220-hp Polo WRC Street special ahead of Wörthersee debut
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    The annual GTI festival at Lake Wörthersee in Austria has exploded over the years into a celebration of all things hot-hatch in the Volkswagen Group – including concept cars and new debuts from Audi, Seat and Skoda – but the event has always been about VWs at heart. And the brand ...

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    Geneva: Peugeot brings the 208 party to Geneva
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    The successor to the Peugeot 207 line, the 208, made an appearance under the lights of the Geneva Motor Show this week. Buyers in the EU may choose from either the three-door body style you see above or a more functional five-door configuration. Both vehicles feature smaller exterior dimensions ...

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    Geneva: 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet pops its top, just can't stop
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    Despite the current trend, not every car looks good with its top lopped off. We're looking at you, Nissan and Land Rover. The Volkswagen GTI doesn't get any prettier after losing its roof and seems to get, well, a little softer, more, ok, we're just gonna say it – girly. A bit like the ...

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    Official: Volkswagen drops top on production Golf GTI Cabriolet ahead of Geneva debut
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    Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? Certainly not Volkswagen, which has just dropped the top on its new Golf GTI Cabriolet in advance of its debut at the rapidly approaching Geneva Motor Show. Previewed in concept form (alongside an even sportier Golf R Cabrio concept) at the ...

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    Report: Volkswagen to unveil production Golf GTI Cabriolet in Geneva
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    If you were watching the news out of Wörthersee last year, you may recall the Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet concept pictured above. The show car debuted at the annual Volkswagen fan-fest in Austria, alongside an even hotter Golf R Cabriolet and a whole mess of other machinery from the ...

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    What we know about the 2013 Volkswagen Golf, next-gen GTI
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    The next GTI will be an order of magnitude better, bringing it back in line with the original hot hatch. Lighter, faster, stronger, better. That's what we can expect from the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf, due to be unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show before it hits dealerships ...

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    Report: Volkswagen approves Up! GT for production
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    The Volkswagen Golf GTI stands as an enduring icon in the hot hatch genre. But as the Golf gets bigger, so does the GTI, and when it comes to hot hatches, bigger is not always better. That's where the Polo GTI comes in, but if even that's too big for minimalists, Volkswagen is reportedly set on ...

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    Video: Nothing says "Chip Foose" like... Volkswagen?
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    To help tell the story of the 256-horsepower 2012 Golf R, Volkswagen has enlisted aid from an unexpected quarter: hot rodder and kandy-kolored-tangerine-flake-inclined Chip Foose. Turns out that Mr. Overhaulin' owned a 1985 Golf GTI and thought the world of it, and he engages in a couple minutes ...

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    Video: Volkswagen brings six generations of GTIs to the track
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    The Volkswagen Golf and its GTI hot-hatch twin might only be six generations old, but the hatchback meant to replace the Beetle is more than 35 years old. That makes it one of the dwindling members of the old-growth forest of car models, standing in the shade of holdouts like the Mercedes-Benz ...

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