Volkswagen Up! beach buggy concept 2011 Frankfurt motor show — Volkswagen Country Buggy

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The Up, Volkswagen’s beach bound shown at this year’s motor show.

First it was the then the Kombi and now Volkswagen has another motoring icon the 1960s, the beach buggy.


like the original buggy, the Manx, was based on the VW Beetle, the new is based on the German company’s car; the new Up city car. The Up was one of six VW concept cars unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show.

The Buggy Up is painted bright and is beach-ready, with an open a canvas sail and a waterproof with drainage. It also a lower driving position the standard model, as well as a set of 18-inch wheels.

The decision to a beach buggy based on the Up the car’s credentials as the 21st successor to the original Beetle. the New Beetle that is based on Golf hatch and targeting urbanites, the Up is designed to be simple, transport for the masses; just the old Bug.

The original beach buggy was the of Californian surfer and engineer Meyers. He built the first buggy based on a VW Beetle and chassis and used it to compete in races through the desert.

It international fame when legend Steve McQueen one in his 1968 film The Thomas Affair .

But the beach buggy the only roofless Up concept on The Up Azzura — an Italian-themed, coastal cruiser co-designed by Italian designer Giorgetto and VW chief designer Walter de — also took a with its nautically themed, and white leather cabin lashings of chrome and wood

Also shown was a GT version, by a three-cylinder turbocharged engine a not-quite-hot-hatch-worthy 75kW of power and of torque, but weighing in at just

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The GT Up has been styled on the iconic GTI, and as such it boasts the grille, 17-inch alloys, LED running lights and a few other and interior additions.

The GT — it’s not a GTI, would be a little bit more — I think it makes said Dr Ulrich Hackenberg, the VW member responsible for development. Dr confirmed the GT model is the most concept to make it to production from the electric and natural gas which have been for a 2013 release and were shown in concept form, those models won’t it here.

Dr Hackenberg also that a two-cylinder turbo engine similar to the one seen in the XL1 (known for its claimed consumption of 0.75L per 100km) was on the cards for the Up.

The more family-friendly hatch — which was shown in Up trim in concept form has been confirmed for production in the half of next year, VW Australia boss Anke saying the Up five-door would a lot of sense for local buyers our preference for five-door cars in the segment — specifically, such as Nissan’s Micra, Alto and Holden’s Barina

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