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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Volkswagen Up! 5 door version images surge

Volkswagen Up! City car that made first appearance at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is gradually appearing in a five door version. Already launched in United Kingdom and Denmark in 2011 and is expected to be delivered to the customers this year is a small car designed by Volkswagen’s Chief Designer Walter de'Silva. The initial concept car was a three door car and recently the five door version pictures have been released by the German car maker. The car is rumored to debut in India due to larger demand for small cars however the current slump in car sales may desist Volkswagen from introducing this city car.

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If we talk of the details and specs of this small car, it has everything that a small car buyers looks for. 1L frugal petrol engine that is expected to be available in two power trims viz. 60Ps and 75PS. The five door small car is expected to copy the dimensions of the three door version and the wheelbase would be 2.42m. The small car by Volkswagen is expected to house a five speed transmission. It is expected to have a top speed of 160 kmph which is quite high for a small car. The 75PS trim on the other hand is expected to have a top speed of 171 kmph. The small car will comply with Euro 5 norms and carbon emissions will be restricted to 105g/km.

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The Up! Five door version is a sure incomer for India as Indian small car characteristically should have five doors. Apart from this, it could be possible that since India is growing market and has currently only 10-15 cars per 1000 people, the German car giant similar to other players will be pitching in a car in the most popular small car segment in India.

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