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Volkswagen E-Up! Review

VW it the Beetle for the 21st Century

hard to keep up with the up! concept car. In two-and-half-years, the has been unveiled as a better ForTwo. a family of mini an all-electric car, and most a lightweight diesel hybrid. VW about putting the car into in a few years, but with each new the timeline moves further

When the up! showed up at auto in 2007, the micro-car was used as a to the company’s clean diesels (on the way at the Here was VW’s chance to about a small car that get close to 80 mpg. The vision of a microcar with a sleeker better handling and higher efficiency than the Smart was enhanced with the proposal there would be an array of up! including a short-wheelbase 3-door and a long wheelbase 5-door as well as a sedan, convertible and The concept 3-door Volkswagen up! was 135 long, while the 4-door was 141.7 inches. There was talk of gas, diesel and cell powertrain options.


VW space up! blue

By the time the up! hit the Los auto show later in it had become the space up! blue, a minivan measuring 145 inches and boasting interior space to a much larger vehicle. It was as an all-electric vehicle capable of a range, or a fuel cell with 220 miles of driving, help from a rooftop panel.

Right around that UK’s Autocar awarded the up! as the car of the year. Autocar editor Hallett said the up! was a brilliant car, but importantly a concept car will become a reality. Car and said it was certainly heading to the States.

Moving Target

The car transformed into an electric car and the e-up! for the 2009 Frankfurt show. The rumored production for the electric up! is around 2013. The takes the form of a 10.5 minicar that seats three in front and one in back. Top is less than 85 miles per with a 0-60 mph pace of 11 seconds. The e-up! weighs 2,400 pounds with than 500 pounds coming the 18 kWh battery pack that can about 80 miles of range a single charge. The driver forward or reverse gear via a knob in the center console.

Automotive News reported a slightly larger version was considered for the US market, sometime a European introduction.

VW e-up!

Volkswagen e-up!

VW suggested that the could be the “Beetle for the 21st the same reference it had made the earliest concept version two earlier. The VW logo on the V-shaped bonnet of the e-up! is more just an homage to the Beetle. behind the folding logo is the port for charging the batteries. The car has a touch-screen interface that battery state of charge, traffic data, and locates charging stations.

A Game of One Upmanship

Vw up! lite

A couple of later, the up! showed up at the 2009 Los auto show, this as the up! lite. This version of the up! a lightweight aluminum body, 0.8-liter turbo-diesel engine, motor and 7-speed direct gearbox to produce a small diesel-hybrid capable of nearly 100 to the gallon, according to Volkswagen. VW it “the world’s most friendly four-seat car.”

So folks, take your of which up! concept you like the Some form of one of them go into production, if VW delivers on its to introduce a “new small microcar sometime around

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