AUTOSHOW-VW aims to resurrect Golf GTI sports hatchback

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By Christiaan Hetzner PARIS, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Hoping to restore glory to its once-mythic Golf GTI, Volkswagen debuted a new generation of the sports hatchback at the Paris car show, promising that its 200-horsepower engine and a renewed marketing focus would put it back in the fast lane. Introduced in 1976, the original GTI virtually created a whole new segment -- the hot hatchback -- by turning an economy car into an affordable road rocket that enthralled young baby boom car buyers ...

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