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by Brett Davis

The Volkswagen GT Up! concept has been revealed, potentially previewing a sporty production version of the new entry-level Volkswagen Up!.

Following in the theme set by the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Volkswagen Polo GTI, the GT Up! concept showcases the same trademark attitude. At the front there’s a honeycomb grille, LED lighting and a large central air dam in the bumper bar, while at the rear there’s twin exhaust tailpipes, a roof-mounted spoiler and a sporty rear bumper with a black diffuser.

Inside, the Volkswagen GT Up! concept features sporty trimmings with blue chequered material. It also features a gloss black dashboard and more blue highlights around the air vents. Sports seats and a three-spoke sports steering wheel complete the package.

Volkswagen is yet to reveal engine details although the company says it is powered by a unit that could “potentially pack 74kW or more”. This points to the possibility of the 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine currently offered in the Polo and Golf, producing 77kW and 175Nm.

Volkswagen doesn’t have any plans to put the GT Up! into production at this stage, but rumour suggests this may soon change. The standard range of Volkswagen Up! models will go on sale in Australia towards the end of 2012. We’ll keep you updated.




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