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Volkswagen Up
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Volkswagen Up. 2011–23 (prod. n/a). 3- and 5-door saloon. F/F, 998 cm³ petrol, 998 cm³ CNG–petrol (I3 DOHC), 16·8, 32·3 kWh electric. City car from Volkswagen, with clever packaging and good ride, though at the expense of handling. Reasonably good materials inside despite entry-level price; new three-cylinder lacks balancer shafts but harshness largely removed. Five-door shown at IAA in Frankfurt in September 2011. Electric model, called E-Up, from 2013, with 18·7 kWh battery (16·8 kWh net). Updated E-Up with more powerful electric motor from 2019 (36·8 kWh gross, 32·3 kWh net). Production to 2021 in Brazil.

Manufacturing locations: Bratislava, Slovakia; Taubaté, São Paulo, Brazil

Marque: Volkswagen | Predecessors: Volkswagen Fox (2003–21), Volkswagen Gol G4

q.v. SEAT Mii, Škoda Citigo


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