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Volkswagen executives for calling for his resignation and suggesting in public that Fiat would not survive the economic recession in Europe without a government rescue.

The ACEA CEOs met at the Martin Winterkorn (left) for calling for his resignation from ACEA through the VW press office.

Indeed, Stephan Gruehsem, VW’s chief spokesman, said in July that Marchionne was not qualified to head the ACEA and threatened that VW would quit the organization after a New York Times article said that Marchionne blamed VW’s pricing strategy for creating a “bloodbath” in Europe.

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Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Concept

In addition to the seventh-generation production-ready Volkswagen is using the French expo to tout the great strides it has made with diesel efficiency, best represented here with the Golf BlueMotion Concept. The swan song of this oil-burning Golf? Seventy-three and a half miles per gallon.

At the heart of the Golf BlueMotion Concept is a 1.6-liter diesel inline four-cylinder engine good for 108 horsepower mated exclusively to a five-speed manual gearbox with extra long gear ratios. Volkswagen has also fitted this concept with ultra-low-rolling resistance tires, and like all new Golf models, fuel-saving start/stop is present on the BlueMotion.

Despite its name, this Golf BlueMotion certainly doesn’t look like a concept, and Volkswagen has stated that the car will go into production (in Europe) next summer. Comments

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If you’re looking for thinly veiled production models from the Golf variants.

A prototype in name only, the concept gives us a glimpse of what the MkVII GTI will bring to the table in terms of aesthetics. Volkswagen says the next-gen GTI will boast an 18-percent bump in fuel efficiency, which could see the sports hatch top 36 miles per gallon highway on the U.S. scale. Not too shabby, especially given the machine should retain its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Volkswagen has also rummaged up a few extra ponies, as the company claims the MkVII will dish out around 217 horsepower, a 17-horse nudge over the current generation. Expect more solid numbers to surface closer to the production model’s actual debut. In the interim, peruse our gallery of live images above and the Comments

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If you’re looking for thinly veiled production models from the Golf variants.

A prototype in name only, the concept gives us a glimpse of what the MkVII GTI will bring to the table in terms of aesthetics. Volkswagen says the next-gen GTI will boast an 18-percent bump in fuel efficiency, which could see the sports hatch top 36 miles per gallon highway on the U.S. scale. Not too shabby, especially given the machine should retain its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Volkswagen has also rummaged up a few extra ponies, as the company claims the MkVII will dish out around 217 horsepower, a 17-horse nudge over the current generation. Expect more solid numbers to surface closer to the production model’s actual debut. In the interim, peruse our gallery of live images above and the Comments

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Volkswagen Golf

When Volkswagen Golf in the manufacturer-provided stock photos, we were a little let down. In a word, it looked… droopy. But now that we’ve seen Volkswagen’s new global hatch in person, we have to say, it’s a handsome little thing.

Perhaps the most remarkable fact about the new Golf is that it’s a full 220 pounds lighter than the outgoing model. That’s all thanks to the new MQB platform that underpins the compact VW, which uses lightweight, high-strength steel in droves.

In Europe, buyers will be able to choose from a range of gasoline and diesel powerplants, including a new 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four that’s reportedly good for about 49 miles per gallon (on the European cycle). Here in the States, rumor has it that the aging 2.5-liter inline-five will be swapped out for a new 1.8-liter turbo-four. And we don’t see any reason why the lovely 2.0-liter turbodiesel unit won’t carry over, as well.

Check out a fresh batch of Golf images live from the Comments

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Volkswagen Golf

When Volkswagen Golf in the manufacturer-provided stock photos, we were a little let down. In a word, it looked… droopy. But now that we’ve seen Volkswagen’s new global hatch in person, we have to say, it’s a handsome little thing.

Perhaps the most remarkable fact about the new Golf is that it’s a full 220 pounds lighter than the outgoing model. That’s all thanks to the new MQB platform that underpins the compact VW, which uses lightweight, high-strength steel in droves.

In Europe, buyers will be able to choose from a range of gasoline and diesel powerplants, including a new 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four that’s reportedly good for about 49 miles per gallon (on the European cycle). Here in the States, rumor has it that the aging 2.5-liter inline-five will be swapped out for a new 1.8-liter turbo-four. And we don’t see any reason why the lovely 2.0-liter turbodiesel unit won’t carry over, as well.

Check out a fresh batch of Golf images live from the Comments

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2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI concept - front three-quarter studio view

Following the debut of the new Mark VII 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 study on the interwebs.

The “near-production” concept preceding the roadgoing model is a practice that follows suit from the previous GTI debut at Paris in 2008. AutoBild is claiming that the new GTI will feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four making 217 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque routed to the buyer’s choice of a six-speed manual or DSG dual-clutch gearbox. The German magazine is also saying that there will be an optional performance package that boosts output to 227 hp. 0 to 62 mph is pegged at 6.6 seconds with a top speed of 153 mph in the standard iteration, while the performance package model is said to make the run in 6.5 seconds, topping out at 155.

While the concept features a bevy of traditional GTI hallmark including a plaid interior and black grille with red pinstriping, the concept extends the red line across the headlights in novel fashion. The concept also features Testarrosa-rific gills as part of the lower front valence (we’ll have to wait to see in person to see how we feel about ’em).

Inside, the GTI Concept seems ready to hit the road, with touchscreen navigation, pushbutton start and red stitching on the steering wheel and shift boot.

Though the interior looks very production-ready, only time will tell if the roadgoing version of this iconic performance hatchback looks exactly like what you see here.

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2014 Volkswagen Golf R prototype spy shot - front three-quarter view

We’re waiting to see the genuine Mk VII A prototype of the hot version of VW’s hatch was spotted in a wild camo party dress a few weeks ago, and now the snappers at CarPix have caught it again without the camo and in basic black.

The adjustments we’d expect are there, in unfinished form, such as the larger intakes in front and quad pipes in back, and the cruise-control radar gets a prominent spot in the middle of the lower intake. The all-black low-profile routine certainly ups the stealth quotient, and perhaps it’s just our eyes, but the five-door seen here doesn’t look as intense as the outgoing model. We’ll know for sure when we get a look at it at the Comments

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