Volkswagen concept is UP! and away
THE radical Volkswagen Up! concept is coming to the road in 2012, with a plug-in petrol model in 2012.
The Up! started as a rear-engined show concept but has been altered to a conventional front-wheel drive hatchback, although smaller than the current Polo.
The Up! is almost certain for Australia, provided the car is right — which means a starting price below the Polo at $16,690.
‘‘We are still negotiating product and price positioning with the factory,’’ managing director of VW Group Australia Anke Koeckler, says.