A Couple of weeks ago we said Volkswagen will unveil the Up on 21st of August. So here we have the first official images of the VW Up which is going to be VW’s cheapest car in India ever. Of course, it will also be launched in Europe and America because fuel efficient cars are very much in demand over there as well.
Volkswagen will also manufacture the Up for the Indian market however it will be a four-door version and will be positioned below the Polo. Holding true to the look of the original concept, the production Up has a simple two-box silhouette. The UP is built on the MQB platform with a wheelbase of 2.3 meters. VW says that there is plenty of room for four people. The rear seats fold flat to increase the generous 251-litre boot to 951 litres. The engine is transversely mounted to increase space inside the car. This is a front-engined, front-wheel-drive car.
The Volkswagen Up is powered by a new generation of 1-liter, three-cylinder engine with 59 horsepower on base models or 74 hp on higher models. It will be mated to a standard five-speed manual or a new six-speed clutchless unit. VW claims base models will get 23 km/l.
The Volkswagen Up can be had with new safety technology system known as the City Emergency Braking. It is automatically active at speeds under 30 kmph, and it uses a laser sensor to detect the risk of an imminent collision. The biggest challenge for Volkswagen is to price this car competitively, we understand that the German manufacturer is targeting an aggressive Rs. 3 lakh price point for the base version and will compete with the Maruti Alto and Hyundai H800.
The Up will make its public-debut at the upcoming Frankfurt motor show and will be launched in India by 2013.
Also see – Volkswagen unveils global small car Up on 21st August
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