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2012 Volkswagen Up! Unveiled Ahead of 2011 Frankfurt Motorshow Debut

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Volkswagen unveiled the new 2012 Volkswagen Up! ahead of 2011 Frankfurt Motorshow debut. It offers maximum space and superb functionality over 3.54 x 1.64 metres. To be precise, this small car designed to have 251 litres of boot space and once the back seats folded down, the cargo space increases to 951 litres.


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It is a specialist for everyday urban living that was thought through to the last detail. This small car is the first car in its class features with City Emergency Braking. This car – like the larger Polo and the even larger Golf – will appeal to people of all ages and mobility wishes.


The 2012 Volkswagen Up! will first be launched in the European market. It all starts in December 2011. There are 3 versions for different budgets and needs:-

–          Take up! is the entry-level car,

–          Move up! Is the comfort-oriented one

–          High up! Is the top version.


Debuting in the up! is a new generation of three-cylinder petrol engines. They output 44 kW / 60 PS and 55 kW / 75 PS. Combined fuel consumption as a BlueMotion Technology version (including a Stop/Start system): 4.2 l/100 km (60 PS) and 4.3 l/100 km (75 PS). Both of these 1.0-litre engines emit less than the 100 g/km CO2 limit. A natural gas engine with 50 kW / 68 PS with the same basic configuration will follow. Its combined fuel consumption of 3.2 kg/100 km (natural gas) is equivalent to a CO2 value of 86 g/km; as a BlueMotion Technology version the natural-gas powered up! even attains a low CO2 value of 79 g/km. There are also definite plans for an up! with an electric drive for the year 2013.


An important new safety technology system is the optional City Emergency Braking. It is automatically active at speeds under 30 km/h, and it uses a laser sensor to detect the risk of an imminent collision. Depending on the vehicle’s speed and the driving situation, City Emergency Braking can reduce accident severity by initiating automatic brake interventions – and possibly even avoid a crash.


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