2012 Volkswagen Up

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  1. Codename.47

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    Volkswagen is launching a new small car: the VW up!. A city specialist for many of the world's countries. A car with charisma and great potential. In Germany - the debut market - advance orders are already being taken for the new up! with prices starting at 9,850 euros. The new Volkswagen will officially launch in successive steps beginning in late December 2011.

    3 impressive equipment versions and 2 exclusive models

    Three equipment versions are offered for different budgets and needs: take up! is the entry-level version, move up! the convenience-oriented model, and high up! is the top version. At market launch there will also be two upgraded models based on the high up!: the up! black and up! white.

    2 petrol engines with 4.2 and 4.3 litre fuel economy

    On a minimal footprint (3.54 metres long), the Volkswagen up! offers maximum space for 4 people and highly efficient powertrain technologies. Making its debut in the up! is a new generation of three-cylinder engines. The petrol engines have power outputs of 44 kW / 60 PS and 55 kW / 75 PS, fulfil the Euro 5 emissions standard and drive the front wheels. Combined fuel consumption values for the BlueMotion Technology version (with such features as a Stop/Start system, battery regeneration and tyres optimised for low rolling resistance): 4.2 l/100 km (60 PS) and 4.3 l/100 km (75 PS). Both 1.0-litre engines (3 Cylinders) satisfy the 100 g/km CO2 emissions limit.

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  2. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    its going to be interesting when VW introduces the up in india.....i think this car could very well be the reason why VW and suzuki terminated thier JV of engine sharing in India for which they signed an agreement only about a year and a half ago..
     
  3. Codename.47

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    jv engines?
     
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    Dhhawal New Member

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    hehe..sorry, my bad..i should have explained, Suzuki and VW entered a Joint Venture(JV) in which they were going to make engines for their respective supermini platform based cars(such as the suzuki alto/vw up), the main target of that JV was to reduce engine costs which is a by product of high volume manufacturing, but with this car, the VW is entering into the Suzuki dominated price sensitive entry level market..which could probably be the reason why they ended the joint venture
     
  5. Codename.47

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    so a generic engine for all small segments cars :?
     
  6. Dhhawal

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    yep..a shared engine platform..much like the present Fiat Multijet which is doing duty in about seven cars
     
  7. Codename.47

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    oh shyt
    thats good in a way that you can get parts from even a grocery shop but boring
     

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