Following the departure of Lupo, Volkswagen is preparing to launch its new baby, the model Up !, A small, functional vehicle that stands out for its finishes and efficiency , which will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The Up! It is a completely new model that offers the maximum from the minimum, starting with its livability, which makes it ideal for urban use and short trips.
Although not expected until later this year, we can anticipate that there will be three versions for different budgets and needs: “take up” which will be the basis finishing “move up” version where prevail comfort and “high up!”
which will be similar to Highline who came using and be characterized by higher equipment and sporty look. However, it is known that there will be two special models, the “up! White and up! Black” .
Among the major developments that will bring this model, are new mechanical bets gasoline 3 – cylinder that will go from 60 to 75 horses and announced average consumption of about 5 liters, as well as a Blue Motion version with Start / Stop system and an average consumption of 4.2 liters per 100 and 60 hp that achieves CO2 emissions below 100g / km. Another big news is a new electric motor.
But it does not end here. Correcting some of the mistakes and shortcomings of previous models of the brand, the same character and attitude, Volkswagen wanted to make a major commitment in terms of equipment safety by providing a new system of emergency braking in city , consisting of a device automatically activated to lower 30kms / h speeds using a laser sensor responsible for detecting an imminent collision and that, depending on the speed and position of the car, you can reduce the severity of the accident automatically actuating the brake. This makes the new Up! in the only vehicle in its segment to include this feature.
With 3.54 meters long, 1.64 wide and 1.48 high, the Up! It goes on to become one of the utility of smaller squares 4 market with models like the Toyota Aigo. Its overall length consists of short overhangs and a long wheelbase of 2.42 meters. The use of space is very good, helped among other things by the many holes and compartments as well as its wheelbase that is among the largest in its category.
The trunk of 251 liters is significantly larger than what is customary in this segment models , in what can be expected of course. When the rear seat is fully folded, cargo space reaches 951 liters.
Inside you will appreciate at first glance a higher quality than previous models and a jovial and casual appearance, marked by the variety of customization interior colors that allow us, as happened in the Lupo, include dashboard and other items seen the same hue chosen for the exterior. The simple but complete and well organized design, gives a smart and funny picture with a level of quality, as we say, above average.
As another main equipment, we can find for the first time in a model with these features navigation system Maps +, mobile device (PID) system developed to organize the navigation, telephone, information and entertainment and was designed by Navigon, one of the world ‘s leading suppliers of navigation systems. The user simply sets this device (PID) on the dashboard merging this with other car systems efficiently and intuitively. Thus, navigation, telephone, information and entertainment can be controlled and displayed through the Maps + touch screen, which can also be used to view vehicle information such as the display of the parking sensors if the previously chosen as an option, applications specially developed for the Up! it also allows users to extend maps + more to meet your specific needs, etc …