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Volkswagen Up! could make a surprise return to Australia

We all loved the Volkswagen Up! (emphasis theirs). It was a car that almost deserved to have silly punctuation in its name, it was that good a thing in a dull part of the market. But, like buyers, many reviewers were left flabbergasted by the lack of an automatic transmission option in Australia...

Volkswagen Eos, Up! axed from streamlined range; Scirocco uncertain

The Volkswagen Up! will join the Eos in exiting local showrooms when stocks of the current model run out, and they could be joined by the Scirocco. Speaking about the future of the range-entry Up!, Volkswagen Australia communications general manager Karl Gehling told CarAdvice, “That [sub-light] segment is very price sensitive...

Volkswagen Up! to get new automatic, improve pedestrian safety

The next-generation Volkswagen Up! will hit the roads in 2017 as a slightly longer car with a new platform engineered to fit either a torque converter or dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Visiting for the launch of the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Wolfsburg-based technical head of transmission development Michael Schafer explained that the design of the current Up! was such that it could only accept a single-clutch automatic (below) – widely criticised by overseas media – but that would change for the next car...

Volkswagen unhappy with Up! sales, but committed to the car

The Volkswagen Up! will not be dropped from the local line-up, Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) managing director John White has explained, despite the sub-compact hatchback going into sales freefall. Asked directly whether Volkswagen is happy with Up! sales in Australia, local boss White (below) answered “no I’m not...

Volkswagen e-load Up!: electric van concept unveiled

The Volkswagen e-load Up! has been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show. A commercial van concept based on the electric Volkswagen e-Up! (pictured below), the Volkswagen e-load Up! is a city-sized delivery van that combines small dimensions, large storage capacity and zero-emission motoring...

Volkswagen Rock Up! and Groove Up! hit the high notes

By its own admission, VW UK’s public relations department says the new Volkswagen Rock Up! and Volkswagen Groove Up! will appeal to “fans of loud music, great-looking small cars and questionable puns”. Inspired by 'sound', the duo is the latest addition to the Volkswagen Up! city car family, enhancing the UK market’s top-spec High Up! variant with new tech and styling features...

Volkswagen E-Up! production car revealed

The production version of the all-electric Volkswagen E-Up! has made a brief appearance at today's annual VW press and investor conference at Wolfsburg ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The E-Up! is Volkswagen’s first fully electric production vehicle and has a range of up to 150km on a single charge, thanks to its low weight of 1185kg...

Volkswagen Up! hybrid to borrow XL1 diesel plug-in tech

The Volkswagen Up! hybrid will inherit the ground-breaking diesel plug-in technology from the futuristic XL1 to make it one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market. Set to launch by the end of 2014, UK publication Autocar reports the Up! hybrid will use about three litres of fuel per 100km by borrowing the XL1’s ultra-frugal hybrid system, which comprises a 35kW/120Nm 0...

Volkswagen Cross Up!: chunky city car revealed

The Volkswagen Cross Up! has been officially unveiled ahead of its international debut at next month's 2013 Geneva motor show. The chunky Cross Up! is the first special derivative based on Volkswagen’s playful city hatchback, and joins the CrossPolo, CrossGolf and CrossTouran in the German manufacturer’s family of off-road-themed passenger models...

Volkswagen Cross Up!: rugged city car spied undisguised in the snow

A production-ready prototype of the Volkswagen Cross Up! has been spotted in Europe completely undisguised – save for a fresh dumping of snow. Appearing almost identical to the Volkswagen Cross Up! concept that debuted alongside four other Up!-based creations at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show, the Cross Up! adds a rugged quality to the super-cute five-door city car...

Volkswagen Eco Up! reduces emissions naturally

A new natural gas-powered Volkswagen Up! has been launched, with the German powerhouse claiming the Volkswagen Eco Up! is the world's most fuel-efficient natural gas passenger car in the world. The enviro-friendly Volkswagen Eco Up! uses a newly developed version of the 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine found in the standard Volkswagen Up!, generating 50kW of power and 90Nm of torque, while consuming 2...

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