Volkswagen Up, the hot and ambitious product of German car maker, is speculated to visit India in mid of the next year as its Auto Expo debut seems to be cancelled. However, the company may surprise its fans by showcasing the small wonder in the upcoming mega auto event.
It is expected that in India Volkswagen Up price will fall in the range of Rs 4 lakh to Rs 5 lakh. This price bracket is sure to provide initial success to the car in India.
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Volkswagen is ready to catch the breath yet again with its dynamic regime of top- notch vehicles lined up and set to be launched within the span of the next few months. Ahead and on top of the schedule is the Volkswagen Up that would be a hatchback and primarily the only one from Volkswagen after Beetle and Polo. The German Automaker truly owns the standard it is much talked about and has revealed a few very attractive features of the car. Although the car is pretty different form Polo, also it is much smaller than the former. Being a concept vehicle and that too a masterpiece with excellent piece of work done in finishing, the all new Volkswagen Up has a characteristic longer wheelbase and is significantly taller too. However these features differ from the version of the car that will be launched abroad, the one in India will be a four/ five seater with all four doors which is drastically different than the two door variant going to be launched in the European countries.
With certain attractive and much of astonishing facts that have come to be known so far about the new Volkswagen Up, the market approach can be well estimated and Volkswagen would definitely grab this opportunity to capture the low budget or ‘easily affordable’ segment in the Indian market.
The highly hyped and talked about Volkswagen Up will fairly have a nice mileage, however to comment upon the same wouldn’t be wise enough at the moment. The accurate details regarding the efficiency will be revealed once the car hits the market. However, looking at the technology and platform involved, even the gasoline engine is expected to deliver fruitful results. According to certain sources the car is expected to deliver an estimated mileage of 67 miles per gallon.
The Volkswagen Up would be available in a number of variants with different characteristics and varying prices. The price of the car is expected to be somewhere around 3- 4 lacs and above. With a nominal price tag and some of the most distinct characteristics, the new hatch form the German Automaker is sure to surprise the market. The four seater eye candy will have a unique emergency city breaking mechanism that will come equipped with sensors. The Interiors will be intelligent in design with most of the space spared for the legroom, however since the car is a four seater, it will be much cozy and a bit compact. Apart from the features, the car will be available in a variety of colors both bright and sporty.
The Volkswagen Up will be available well equipped of a 1 l gasoline engine supportive of three cylinders turbocharged to deliver a power of around 68 bhp- 74 bhp. The engine will be placed at the front unlike Tata Nano and the anticipated Hyundai 800cc hatch. There is no choice in terms of a diesel engine since the car is a compact concept type vehicle. There are chances that the Volkswagen Up might also be launched with a hybrid variant running on CNG and electricity, however there is no factual guarantee regarding the same.
|Engine Type||Power (bhp)||Torque (Nm)||Pick Up (0 - 100 kmph)||Top Speed||Transmission Type|
|TSI Petrol Engine||65||140||16 Seconds||145 kmph||Five Speed Manual|
The Turbocharged 1.0L Petrol Engine of the Volkswagen Up empowered by 3 cylinders can generate a maximum power of around 68- 74 bhp with quite an ease. The car will be available in a 5 speed manual transmission in India however; the variants launched abroad will be supportive of automatic transmission as well.
The all new Volkswagen Up is expected with some really exquisite features including the dual tone upholstery, power steering, spacious cabin with ample legroom, significantly sleeker dash but with utility at the best, the central console and panel with the music system and other accessibility options. Some other features include the ultra illuminated instrument cluster with the tachometer, trip meter and certain warning alarms as well. The powerful AC and the adjustable headrests at the front are yet again some remarkable features of the car. Apart from these, the centralized information panel and the beautifully placed glove box add the sporty touch to the insight of the car. A significant blend of sportiness and excellent design make the new Up an anticipation worth holding breath for.
The all new Volkswagen Up is also quite dramatic and lively from the outer sight. With a pillar structure quite similar to the genome, Volkswagen Polo, the car is typical of the Volkswagen design. The small and sleek headlights at the front with almost no sign of grille and just the Volkswagen logo placed right at the centre of the bonnet ending makes up for a beautiful front fascia. The fog lights at the bottom surrounded by a unique piece of ‘carved out’ design give a trendy and elegant look to the new Volkswagen Up. The side windings that run across to the rear portion are very stylish. The rear is equally brilliant in looks with tail lamps complementing the sleek, sensuous body. The body colored bumpers both at the front and the back add the rest of the style to the hatch. The Up is super stylish and perfectly finished in terms of design and architecture. Upfront, the car gets a ten on ten for design and elegance.
The Volkswagen Up has already been in discussion for a while due to the unique braking mechanism of the car that has been designed to prevent collisions while driving in the city. Whenever the car has a speed less than 30 Km/ h in traffic, the sensors automatically control and apply the brakes thereby preventing the car from collision. This unique city braking mechanism concept is one of the prime safety features that the car enlists within its catalog. Other safety features can also be well expected with the new Volkswagen Up.
The Volkswagen Up would provide great handling as far as the power steering is concerned. The transmission would also be very smooth as can be expected from a sophisticated hatch. The grip on the roads would be phenomenal since the car has a light weight and excellent side clearings. There is no information regarding the suspension of the car, however, most of the cars from the company have done well with the suspension and the same can be expected with Up as well.
The Volkswagen Up is expected to come well equipped with an embedded audio/ stereo system supportive of CD/ Mp3 player placed right at the central panel.
With advanced technology, an affordable price tag and a ruling platform, Volkswagen Up might look small and delicate but will surely be a boom in the market, especially for the people who have a taste for sportiness and trends.
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