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Volkswagen Shows off a Car That's Not Boring

Volkswagen Shows off a Car That's Not Boring

Dec 10 2012, 1:40pm CST | by

VW shows off tiny hot hatch

Honestly, I don't think Volkswagen has ever made an automobile that wasn't insanely boring. I think the only Volkswagen I've ever thought was cool was Herbie the love bug and I was eight. Volkswagen...

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Volkswagen Shows off a Car That's Not Boring

Dec 10 2012, 1:40pm CST | by

VW shows off tiny hot hatch

Honestly, I don't think Volkswagen has ever made an automobile that wasn't insanely boring. I think the only Volkswagen I've ever thought was cool was Herbie the love bug and I was eight. Volkswagen has unveiled a new hatchback called the Polo that's all gussied up in rally trim that might actually be interesting.

The little car is called the Polo R WRC and it would have 217 hp and 258 pound-foot of torque. That engine will be mated to a six speed manual gearbox and the tiny little vehicle should have decent performance considering it's diminutive size.

The car won't be mistaken for a muscle car or a European exotic, but it promises to hit 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. This looks like Volkswagen's aim at Ford's new Fiesta ST.

 
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Filed under: Budget, Wagon, China, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Crossover, Citroën, Skoda Škoda may not get the bulk of our attention, but it's hard to argue with the nearly 1 million vehicles it moved last year. In terms of sales volume, that makes Škoda the third biggest division under the Volkswagen Group umbrella (after VW and Audi). The Octavia accounted for over a third of that, but despite having been introduced back in 2007, the Fabia remains its second ...
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VW's XL Sport concept full of surprises

Oct 1 2014 4:26pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

Volkswagen dropped a surprise on Wednesday by rolling out the XL Sport concept on the eve of press previews for ...
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Yes.

Oct 1 2014 4:16pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Yes. Hell yes. Read m ...
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Volkswagen XL Sport Concept Shocks Paris Motor Show

Oct 1 2014 3:37pm CDT | Source: autoMedia.com

The days of completely unexpected concepts knocking everyone off their feet at auto shows are apparently back, as Volkswagen debuted their new XL Sport concept sports car at the Paris Motor Show today. What makes it so shocking? The XL Sport is a performance version of the super-efficient Volkswagen XL1 that uses extreme aero and an 800cc hybrid-diesel engine to achieve over 250 MPG. Instead of that powertrain, VW tossed a Ducati Superleggera V2 two-cylinder motorcycle e ...
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Audi TT Sportback Concept evolves the five-door breed

Oct 1 2014 3:04pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Sedan, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Audi, Luxury One week after a leaked sketch ran on these very pages, Audi has introduced the latest member of a "potential TT family," according to Audi board member Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. This is the TT Sportback Concept, a five-door, 400-horsepower version of the brand's stylish sports car and at this point, it looks darn likely to herald the debut of a third body style for A ...
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Volkswagen XL Sport is a quick yet frugal Ducati-powered concept

Oct 1 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Volkswagen has taken the wraps off the XL Sport this evening at the Paris Motor Show ...
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Volkswagen XL Sport brings high-performance fuel-sipping to Paris

Oct 1 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Performance, Paris Motor Show, Volkswagen, Motorcycle Just over one year ago, we reported on rumors that Volkswagen was pairing with its then-new corporate cousin, Italian motorcycle maker Ducatti, to build a high-performance version of the XL1, a vehicle that we (actually, I) said would be a "firecracker," thanks to its super-low curb weight, slippery aerodynamics and alleged 190-horsepower engine. Now, only slightly late for i ...
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Volkswagen XL Sport Concept Gets Ducati Power: 2014 Paris Auto Show

Oct 1 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

For a year now, rumors of a Ducati-powered version of the Volkswagen XL1 hyper-efficient, super-lightweight car made the rounds. Today, those rumors have come true: this is the XL Sport concept. Powered by a Ducati V-twin engine out of the 1199 Superlegerra motorcycle rated at 197 horsepower, the XL Sport is capable ...
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VW Shocks The World With 200 HP Ducati-Powered XL Sport

Oct 1 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

They did it. They were talking about doing it , but I can't believe they actually did it. Volkswagen has put a mighty Ducati motorcycle into their XL1 eco-minded lightweight, and the result is kind ...
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