Three-pot up! ready to do bat­tle in the city


AT Frank­furt, Volk­swa­gen is pre­sent­ing – along­side the new up! that is a show high­light – a tremen­dous as­sort­ment of new car con­cepts and mod­els.

Mak­ing world de­buts are the Bee­tle R Con­cept, Bee­tle Fender, Polo R-Line, Tiguan R-Line, Golf Cabri­o­let Exclusive and the Phaeton Exclusive Con­cept.

Mean­while, the Polo R WRC il­lus­trates how mo­tor­sport cars are pro­gress­ing at Volk­swa­gen.

High­lights in its com­mer­cial range in­clude de­buts of the Caddy Edi­tion 30 and the Amarok with au­to­matic gear­box. An­other show high­light is the ex­tremely fuel-ef­fi­cient Mul­ti­van Blue­Mo­tion.

The up! is a small city car just 140 inches long with a high econ­omy one-litre three cylin­der en­gine. It is one of the small­est four-seaters but seem­ingly ca­pa­bly of big things. When the rear seats are folded away its cargo space is 951 litres. An op­tion is laser-sens­ing crash mit­i­ga­tion at speeds be­low 18mph. There are plans for an elec­tric ver­sion.

The petrol en­gine, in 60ps and 75ps tune with stop­start and Blue­mo­tion eco tech­nol­ogy can achieve up to 70mpg. Sales be­gin at the end of the year.

An op­tion in­cludes snapon per­sonal in­fo­tain­ment which in­cludes nav­i­ga­tion, tele­phone and apps.

NEW BOY: VW’s lat­est city car is the 140-inch up!

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