Frankfurt 2011: Volkswagen Up [Live Photos]
The production car has three-cylinder engines that go under the bonnet. We’re talking about two petrol units of 1.0-liter displacement and offering either 60 hp or 75 hp. Designed to live in the city, the up! will get remarkably good fuel consumption thanks to VW’s BlueMotion Technology, with both engines putting out well under 100 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
“If the goal is to maximize space, the ideal form for a small car would be a rectangular box. In the up we were able to sculpt such a box with a clean and powerful design that does not lose sight of space utilization,” said Klaus Bischoff, Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand.
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