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Volkswagen up! – 2012 World Car of the

April 6th, 2012 // in Volkswagen

The nifty little up! has won many fans since it was announced and it can now add the judges from the Car Awards after it was named the World Car of the Year. Volkswagen can place the trophy alongside the titles handed to the Golf VI and Polo V (2010).

There was competition for the up! as well, having to the judges ahead of the other two the F30 BMW 3 Series and 991 Porsche 911. At the Porsche gained some for being named the 2012 Performance Car .

Dr Martin Winterkorn, Chariman of the of Management of Volkswagen AG, was unsurprisingly “This award shows again that in the up! our designers and have created a vehicle has been thought through in detail. A vehicle that standards in its class for efficient use of safety, motoring fun and environmental

For their part, the judges hold back in their “The little Volkswagen up! has what we have come to from the citycar segment. Of are the responsive steering, sophisticated setup, new efficient engines and the of materials and finish. Never in this economy segment owners felt so premium. for every builder of citycars to up its just to compete with the new

The up! is ‘World Car of the Year 2012’

jury gives sought award to Volkswagen

Wolfsburg / New 05 April 2012 – Latest for Volkswagen: the up! is ‘World Car of the Year This much sought title was awarded today at the New International Auto Show.

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The jury, consisting of 66 top journalists 25 countries, voted by a majority to the up! ‘World Car of the Year 2012’. In the Volkswagen’s city car beat off two finalists to secure the internationally prize.

“This award once again that in the up! our and engineers have created a that has been thought in minute detail. A vehicle sets standards in its class for use of space, safety, motoring fun and compatibility,” remarks Prof. Dr. Winterkorn, Chariman of the Board of of Volkswagen AG.

Within just a short of its launch last December, the up! for example, already topping the for new vehicle registrations in Germany. At the same time, consumer organisation Euro NCAP the up! a top score of five points and gave it an ‘Advanced Award’ for its emergency braking system. The regarded iF Design Institute in gave Volkswagen’s smallest car the ‘iF award in Gold’. Nor does it end The up! has to date also won the ‘2011 Lenkrad’ (Golden Steering in Germany and three awards British motoring magazine Car?’: ‘Car of the Year’, Car 2012’ and the ‘Safety Award’.

On a minimal footprint (3.54 m the up! provides maximum space for people, plus extremely drive technologies. The up! thus the debut of a new generation of three-cylinder Petrol fuelled, they 44 kW / 60 PS and 55 kW / 75 PS and are also available with the environmentally friendly BlueMotion

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