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VW Finally Rediscovers Its (Very) Small Car Roots



Big old Volkswagen is back to thinking small, and it's finally doing it right. After two frankly awful attempts at supplying the rest of the world with cheap tin boxes called Fox and Lupo, company bosses have done some soul searching and this is the result: a tiny road warrior that's absolutely worthy of the 6.3-inch wide emblem on its grill.

It might seem like only yesterday, but the Up! was first shown as a concept back in the pre-crisis days of 2007 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Talk about fortuitous timing, because this 2+2 three-door minicar is exactly the sort of car that much of economically stunned Europe is craving nowadays. We all, Euro or Yank, want as much premium feel in our cars as cheaply as possible, and this is exactly why the little Up! is destined to clobber The Continent's vast field of city cars.

We've just spent 12 days in a top-trim Up! White Edition driving around in what certainly will be one of the car's major markets: the piratical, everyone-for-themselves streets of Milan, Italy. With our American brainset, at first we thought, "Yeah, it's really cute and useful, well built and all, but..." That qualifying "but" was just because the Up! is so small in every dimension save front seat room. As we would come to learn over our dozen days, with an all-new 1.0-liter, 74-horsepower three-cylinder and a serviceable five-speed manual, this little bugger can be a little roll-y in tight curves taken with any spirit, but she sure is fun.Continue reading 2012 Volkswagen Up! [w/video]

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Hi testdummy
Well its another amazing car from the VW I am sharing its some interesting point with you all.



Volkswagen Up as its first ever smallest & cheapest vehicle against the leading competitors like Hyundai & Maruti Suzuki. And the best part about the vehicle is, that company is planning to launch Volkswagen Up in three body styles; 2 door hatchback, a 4 door hatchback version and a 4 door wagon carrying longer wheelbase.

The car is expected to be introduced in two engine options i.e. petrol and diesel. The petrol engine would sport a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor while the second engine option is speculated to be 0.8 litre, 2 cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine; this engine might produce top power of 51 hp and an expected 100 NM while the petrol engine may churn out top power of 75 hp and top torque of 183 Nm via a six speed manual transmission; an optional automatic gearbox is also in the pipeline.

The yet-to-be launched Volkwagen Up is expected to come with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine will be a 1.2 litre, 4 cylinder affair that will pump out maximum power of 75 hp and maximum torque 183 NM through a six speed manual gearbox while the 0.8 litre, turbocharged diesel powertrain is believed to belt out a peak power of 51 hp and peak torque of 100 Nm with the same type of gearbox system.
 
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