Greenpeace activists unfurled banners and let off balloons during the launch of the new Golf Bluemotion
Mark Tisshaw
27 September 2012

Greenpeace has targeted the unveiling the new Volkswagen Golf at today's Paris motor show.

During the presentation of the new Golf Bluemotion version, activists scaled the lighting rigs above Volkswagen's stand and unfurled a large yellow banner reading "You are polluting us" in front of the screen displaying VW R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg's presentation.

Greenpeace activists also let off balloons among the large crowd of assembled journalists.

The protesters were quickly removed, but not before a VW spokesman took to the stage to sarcastically comment: "The Golf is the most economical and efficient car in its class and we're delighted Greenpeace are here to recognise our work with their comments on our products and technology."

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27 September 2012

...how the activists not only got to Paris but then to the motorshow itself. I'm wondering if aircraft and cars/coaches were involved.  They really should make an effort to tell the press just what the carbon footprint of each protest is, just so we can poke fun at them.

27 September 2012

The Golf Bluemotion is hardly a suitable target for Greenpeace.  Sirely they should have been at the McLaren, Lamborghini, Range Rover, Porsche, Bentley, etc. launches?

R32

27 September 2012

A lot of the Greenpeace "protesters" need to go out and get a job - instead of claiming benefits courtesy of the tax-paying folk that contribute to the UK coffers.  That would be the same evil tax-payers that evil drive cars and pollute the world.

Perhaps they should go to China for a visit and really see what pollution is...... 

27 September 2012

Bet they all owned Prius's or some sort of other plug in electric vehicle that polute far more at build stage than the Golf does throughout the majority of it's life.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

27 September 2012

I am sure VW will welcome the extra publicity. Are we certain they arent really VW workers?

27 September 2012

 

oh! no, another attack from greenIDIOTS!

greenIDIOTS, get a life!

27 September 2012

If you own one of these supposedly economical Stupid Motion then you would know just how many Gallons Per Mile they use! up to 900 miles on a full tank my A*se, Well done Green Pease for highlighting VW Propaganda Lies ! 

27 September 2012

greedymotion wrote:

If you own one of these supposedly economical Stupid Motion then you would know just how many Gallons Per Mile they use! up to 900 miles on a full tank my A*se, Well done Green Pease for highlighting VW Propaganda Lies ! 

Out of interest, do you own a Bluemotion product?

Or, are you just another one of those people who thinks they're "saving the world" by posting anti-VW spam on message boards, Facebook, Twitter etc? I can tell you now; it's not working.

27 September 2012

Yes nearly 3 years of Misery, The horrible 1.6 to be precise of which has been back to the Dealers for nearly a week, I know the service Manager by His 1st name and have had the Bloody Awful 1.2 Bluemotion Polo, which I managed to make the glow plug light flash and also the engine management light, all because roadwork's restricted the speed to 50mph which these VW engines cannot cope with in 5th gear when any normal car can!

Engage, you sound like a VW salesman.

27 September 2012

Greedymotion, it sounds to me that you need to learn to drive the car properly then!! i have been driving these two models both the Polo and the Golf and i have been able to get within 4mpg of the claimed consumption! I don't call one week in the dealer in 3 years misery its just a little bit unlucky.

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