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Paris 2014: Volkswagen wows with four world premieres

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As the 2014 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris continues to roll out, Volkswagen presented four world premieres to an eager crowd on Thursday, October 2nd. Included in those unveilings was, of course, the XL Sport concept car which has become the talk of the town with its twin-cylinder Ducati 1199 Superleggera engine.

Besides the sporty concept, Volks also unveiled a new [link artid="59307"]plug-in hybrid Passat GTE[/link]. Making its debut, this fuel-efficient Vdub comes with a 1.4L TSI engine combined with an 85kW electric motor. Volkswagen claims the car provides a total range of over 1,000km, and has a top speed of 200km/hr.

Volkswagen also showed their Golf Alltrack. With its distinctive off-road appearance, the Alltrack features 4MOTION all-wheel drive, along with the all-new 1.8L TSI or an optional 1.6L TDI. However, the most interesting engine option has to be Volkswagen’s most powerful Golf engine to date: the 2.0L TDI  with approximately 183 horsepower.

Last, but certainly not least, Volkswagen took the wraps off its brand new, fourth-generation Polo GTI. Also featuring VW’s new 1.8L TSI engine that’s good for approx.. 190 hp. Two gearboxes are available: a 6-speed manual and Volkswagen’s fabulous 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. Truly sport, the new Polo GTI features red GTI insignias along with a GTI-specific rear spoiler. Inside, the sport steering wheel and sport seats follow in line with the look of the Golf GTI interior.