2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Report: Official Photos of Volkswagen Up

Volkswagen UP

Let’s cut the chase as we introduce you to the official photos of Volkswagen Up from the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. After teasers and photoshop photos, the Volkswagen Up compact hatchback is finally comes alive. As we have previously reported that the Volkswagen Up is intended to challenge the MINI, Citroen C1, and Fiat 500. We think the biggest competitors for the Volkswagen Up are the MINI and Fiat 500 as those two have been battling to be on top f hatchback share market in Europe.

Volkswagen UP - side view

At first, we thought that the engine of the Volkswagen Up is in the form of rear engine. But Das Auto stated that their Volkswagen Up is using the little three-cylinder engine. That frisky three-cylinder engine can be considered at the smallest engine on the entire Volkswagen line-up. Not only that, the three-cylinder engine on the Volkswagen Up compact hatchback is replacing the rear-wheel drive configuration which was equipped to the concept.

Volkswagen UP - interior

The Volkswagen Up compact hatchback offers two petrol units of 1.0L displacement that is able to give power output around 60 horsepower or 75 horsepower. So, what kind of Volkswagen Up is really about?

According to Das Auto, the Volkswagen Up compact hatchback is focusing to be daily city car which can put up with all the traffic congestion which usually happens on business hours. Traffic congestion means one thing: lavish petrol usage. Fear not, as the Volkswagen Up has excellent fuel consumption due to VW’s BlueMotion Technology. With that smart technology, both engine version scored fuel consumption at 100 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

Volkswagen UP - rear view

Here is what Klaus Bischoff – the Head of Design for the Volkswagen Brand said about the Volkswagen UP compact hatchback, “If the goal is to maximize space, the ideal form for a small car would be a rectangular box. In the Volkswagen Up, we were able to sculpt such a box with a clean and powerful design that does not lose sight of space utilization.”

No official price yet, but if das Auto wants the compact hatchback to be able to compete with MINI and Fiat 500, it means that the Volkswagen Up has to show up as an affordable city car.

8 thoughts on “2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Report: Official Photos of Volkswagen Up”

  1. Honda social hatch. Can you really cut two additional doorways or half doorways. I usually wanted a 4 door honda social hatchback. Since I haven’t yet witness one, I’m wondering if you’ll be able to still drive should you cut two more doorways in it.

  2. I’ve got a 93 hatchback and that i wanna acquire some nice searching rims however i shouldn’t need to customize the shocks or get brand new ones. What exactly would be the greatest group of rims and tires i possibly could get without needing to get new shocks?

  3. Because it states over the somewhat-electric blue color for that Mazda 3 hatchback is sort of difficult to get rims that’d look great onto it, exactly what do everyone think would look great?

  4. I’m likely to buy an 2008 STI Hatchback and i wish to obtain a better turbo and air intake in my first Large mods. If you wish to toss in your opinion on good sounding exhaust ill believe that too. I love an in-depth rumble seem to my cars. Thankyou!

  5. I’ve got a 1998 honda social cx (hatchback, also called ek) and I’m wondering just how much it might cost to obtain a energy steering system installed.

  6. I’ve got a 97 social hatchback. Each week I lose a few oz . of radiator fluid. I’ve changed the radiator about last year, the cap, and the majority of the heating hoses and clamps. I’ve simplified it lower and located the leak. The spark plug wires run from the top engine to some black box along the side of the engine, below this box is really a heating hose. Directly before this hose is really a plug which goes in to the side from the engine and it has a wire being released from the back. You will find 2 plugs the main one seeping is incorporated in the middle between your heater hose and also the other plug. I’m wondering what this plug is? Should i tighten it or change it? How do you have it to prevent seeping?

    University student short on money and so i works onto it myself, just let me know how to proceed! 🙂 Thanks!!!

  7. also exactly what does coupe mean and just what does hatchback mean?

    can there be any improvement in size?

    is a much better than another?

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