It’s the modern day people’s car! The Up! is the future of VW, a lightweight, fuel-sipping micro car that’s every bit as revolutionary as the original Beetle. Available in three-door hatchback form first and set to go on sale in 2011, the up! will be the most eco-friendly VW ever.
Although stability issues have meant that the firm has already switched the concept car’s rear-engined, rear-drive layout for a more conventional front-engine, front drive set-up that won’t effect the car’s green credentials. Initially, the model will be available with petrol and diesel engines. These turbocharged units will have a capacity of around 600cc and offer CO2 emissions of less than 100g/km and combined fuel economy of 94mpg. But VW will also offer a hybrid version too, with plug-in capacity. It should offer an incredible mix of fuel economy and emissions.