Volkswagen has given the Up! GT a green light for production.According to the industry sources the Up has a good performance with the car expected to accelerate the 0-100 kmph in 8.5 seconds.The car should have a top whack of 195 km/h.
Volkswagen Up will come out with Diesel Hybrid that will give economy of 45 kmpl.The diesel hybrid with 800 cc, twin-cylinder motor produce 48 BHP of power and is assisted with an electric motor producing 27 BHP of power.The diesel hybrid is expected to hit 100 kmph in 13 seconds and on to a top speed of 150 kmph.
Dont understand why VW has still not considering this model for indian market
The Volkswagen Up has won this year’s World Car of the Year award, the baby hatchback beating off competition from the BMW 3 Series and Porsche 911 that also made the final three, and 34 models in total. The award was announced at the New York motor show.
The jurors praised the VW’s "responsive steering, sophisticated suspension set-up, efficient engines and the quality of materials and finish." They concluded that "the Up has altered what we have come to expect from the citycar segment," while expecting "every builder of citycars to up its game just to compete with the new VW."
From the various models that Volkswagen will be showcasing at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show, there will be the Cross Up!. To be unveiled in production ready format, the small hatchback gets a jacked ground clearance and black cladding, similar to the concept car shown in 2011. Volkswagen has also kitted the Cross Up! with roof rails, part black-part silver mirror caps and 16-inch wheels. Inside, buyers can choose from silver, black or red instrument panel.
Despite its rugged stance, the Cross Up! may not be offered with all-wheel drive and will come with Volkswagen’s 74PS 3-cylinder 1-litre engine and a 5-speed manual transmission.